FPGEE Practice Test

If you need help studying for the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) or just want some more information about what the exam is like, you’ve come to the right place.

Click below to take a free FPGEE practice test!

Exam Eligibility

Passing the TOEFL iBT

Before you can apply to take the FPGEE exam, you need to take and pass the TOEFL iBT exam, even if you are a US citizen. These are the scores you need to pass each section:

  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 21
  • Speaking: 26
  • Writing: 24

It’s important to note that the FPGEC will not accept your TOEFL score unless you took the exam in-person at a testing center.

Education Requirements

You’ll also need to ensure you meet the education/program requirements:

  • You’ll need to have graduated from a US school that is not ACPE accredited, or an accredited pharmacy school outside the US.
  • You’ll also need to ensure you’ve finished at least a five-year pharmacy program.

Once these requirements have been met, you’re ready to register for the exam!

What’s on the FPGEE Exam?

Questions: 200
Time limit: 4.5 hours

The FPGEE exam contains 200 questions, which are grouped into four sections, and the time limit is 4.5 hours. After the first 90 minutes, you’ll have a 15-minute break, and you’ll have another one after 3 hours have passed. You can take other breaks as well, but any additional breaks will count against your total testing time, so use them sparingly!

Let’s take a closer look at the four sections of the exam:

10% of the exam

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology related to human disease
  • Immunology

33% of the exam

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Pharmacognosy and dietary supplements
  • Pharmaceutics/Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacogenomics and genetics
  • Sterile and nonsterile compounding

22% of the exam

  • Health care delivery systems and public health
  • Population-based care and pharmacoepidemiology
  • Economic and humanistic outcomes of health care delivery
  • Pharmacy practice management
  • Pharmacy law and regulatory affairs
  • Biostatistics and research design
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Professional communication
  • Social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy practice
  • Medication dispensing and distribution systems

35% of the exam

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Clinical pathophysiology
  • Clinical pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical pharmacogenomics
  • Disease prevention and population health
  • Patient assessment
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutic decision-making

How to Register

As mentioned earlier, the first step to applying for the FPGEE exam is taking and passing the TOEFL iBT exam. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to create a NABP e-Profile via their website and submit an application. Your application will include a non-refundable fee of $750.

Within three months of sending in your application, you’ll need to send the following items via mail (FPGEC doesn’t accept electronically submitted photos or documents):

  • An officially signed copy of the FPGEC Attestation
  • Two identical recent photos that show your entire face (51 × 51 mm)
  • A certified photocopy of your photo ID



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Once your application and additional documents have been sent, you’ll need to submit an evaluation report to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), who will verify your degree.

As soon as your applications is approved, you should receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) and an FPGEE Identification Card (FIC). You’ll need the ATT to register for the exam, and you’ll need to bring your FIC with you to the testing center to be able to take the exam.

FPGEE Exam Scores

The exam is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 0 and 100.

You will need a score of 75 to pass the test.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone who takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

FPGEE Study Guide and Flashcards

Get practice questions, detailed study lessons, and complex subjects broken down into easily understandable concepts.

Study Guide

Retaking the Exam

If you didn’t get a passing score on your first try, that’s okay! You can retake the test during the next administration period. Just note that you’ll have to pay the retesting fee, which is $850.



How many questions are on the FPGEE exam?


The exam contains 200 questions.


What is the time limit for the FPGEE exam?


The exam is timed at 4.5 hours.


What is the passing score for the FPGEE exam?


You’ll need to get a final score of at least 75 to pass the exam.


How much does the FPGEE exam cost?


The application fee is $750.