|Florida Administrative Code (Last Updated: March 21, 2017)|
|64. Department of Health|
|64B16. Board of Pharmacy|
|64B16-26. Pharmacists Licensure|
1In order for a foreign pharmacy graduate to be admitted to the professional licensure examination, the applicant must be a graduate of a four year undergraduate pharmacy program at a school or college outside the United States and have completed an internship program approved by the Board.
48(1) All applications for licensure by examination must be made on form DH-MQA 103 (Rev. 07/16), Pharmacist Examination Application For Foreign Graduates and Instructions, which is hereby incorporated by reference, 78and which can be obtained from 84http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-07404, 85the Board of Pharmacy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254, 98or the Board’s website at 103http://floridaspharmacy.gov/Applications/app-pharmacist-exam-foreign-grad.pdf104. 105Th106e application must be accompanied with an examination fee and an initial license fee as set forth in Rules 12564B16-26.1001 126and 12764B16-26.1002, 128F.A.C.
129(2) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), the applicant must submit proof of having met the following requirements:
149(a) Successfully pass the foreign pharmacy graduate equivalency examination, given by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Commission, with a minimum score of 75%;
172(b)1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of English by passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is administered by the Educational Testing Service, Inc., with a score of at least 550 for the pencil and paper test or 213 for the computer version and by passing the Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a score of 50 on the recalibrated TSE; or
2382. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of English by passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL ibt) with scores of: Listening – 18; Reading – 21; Speaking – 26; and Writing – 24; and,
277(c) Complete 2080 hours of supervised work activity, of which a minimum of 500 hours must be completed within the State of Florida. Such experience must be equivalent to that required in the internship program as set forth in Rule 31764B16-26.2033, 318F.A.C. The work experience program, including both the preceptor and the permittee, must be approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Work experience shall be documented on form DH-MQA 1153 (Rev. 07/16), Foreign Graduate Registered Intern Work Activity Manual, which is hereby incorporated by reference, 362and which can be obtained from 368http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-07405; 369the Board of Pharmacy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254; or the Board’s website at http://floridaspharmacy.gov/Applications/info-foriegn-grad-reg-intern-manual.pdf. 388No program of supervised work activity shall be approved for any applicant until said applicant has obtained the specified passing scores on the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination.
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