Australian Pharmacy Council

Intern Written Examination and Competency Assessment of Overseas Pharmacist Examination

Information on scheduling and enrolment of the Australian Pharmacy Council’s (APC) Intern Written Examination, and the Competency Assessment of Overseas Pharmacist Examinations (CAOP) is outlined below in the Registration and Enrolment section.

Please note there has been an update to the Australian Pharmacy Councils Privacy Policy.

Specific information regarding the requirements for the program are included in the Intern Written Candidate Handbook and the CAOP Candidate Handbook and the Privacy Policy.


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Intern Candidate Handbook PDF 474 KB
FAQ for Intern Written Examination Candidate PDF 1.1 MB
CAOP Candidate Handbook PDF 395 KB
APC Privacy Policy PDF 525 KB
APC Appeals Policy PDF 209 KB

Registration and Enrolment

First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account creation may require up to 24 hours. You will be notified by email when your account is activated.

Special Accommodations

In certain special circumstances, candidates may require special accommodations for their Intern Written Examination. For example, if a candidate has a medical condition that might influence their ability to perform during the examination.

Candidates requiring special accommodations to undertake the Intern Written Examination must first contact the APC prior to registering for the examination.

If you require special accommodations, please do not continue with your registration until you have requested and been granted special accommodation by the APC.

Requests for special accommodation must be made in writing to the APC ( and supporting documentation should be provided in original or certified photocopy hard copy form to the APC at: PO Box 269, Civic Square ACT 2608.


To contact Pearson VUE regarding changes or any problems you experience during the registration or booking process, please contact Pearson VUE at 1-800-023-095.

To contact APC regarding your examination, please visit, call 0061 2 6262 9628 or email

Last updated 2015-06-24