The FPGEE content:
The 250 questions on the FPGEE are divided among four content areas:
- Approximately 40 of those questions will be on Basic biomedical sciences – 16%
- Approximately 75 questions will cover Pharmaceutical Sciences – 30%
- Approximately 55 questions will be on Social, behavioral, administrative pharmacy sciences – 22%
- Approximately 80 questions will be on Clinical sciences – 32%
The FPGEE Blueprint offers in-depth information about the four content areas covered on the test.
You must receive a scaled score of 75 or higher on the FPGEE to be eligible for FPGEC Certification.
The exam is only given twice a year, usually in April and November. There isn’t much leeway, either. If someone is approved to take the test in November, but an emergency of some sort comes up and he can’t make it, he might or might not get approved to take it the following April. However, if approval is granted, it will be the person’s final chance. If he misses that test, he’s pretty much done for good when it comes to working as a pharmacist in America, so the stakes are high. The test is also very expensive; as of this writing, the cost is $600 to take it.
One of the best ways of preparing for the FPGEE is by taking the Pre-FPGEE exam. This is a test that is put out by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), which is the same group that develops and administers the FPGEE and the NAPLEX exams. This pre-test is carefully designed to mimic the real exam, although it isn’t nearly as extensive, at 66 questions and 85 minutes.
A person’s results on the pre-test are a very good indicator of how well they will do on the actual exam. Taking it is a great way of discovering weakness and blind spots in one’s preparation for the exam that need to be addressed. There is a fee of $50 to take the pre-test, and it can be done from anywhere, as it’s given over the internet.
To take the FPGEE
The next FPGEE will be administered on April 20, 2015.
Before you can schedule your examination with Pearson VUE, you must register to take the FPGEE with NABP. Within a few days of registering to test with NABP, you will be e-mailed your Authorization to Test (ATT) from Pearson VUE, NABP’s test vendor.
The ATT authorizes you to schedule an appointment to take the FPGEE at a Pearson VUE test site. Candidates have from January 13, 2015, to April 13, 2015, to schedule their exam. Scheduling is completed through the Pearson VUE website or by contacting Pearson VUE customer service at 888/709-2679. Detailed scheduling instructions will be provided in your ATT
Related FPGEE practice test:
Free FPGEE exam questions and instant result
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