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Australian Pharmacy Council

Examinations

Please find below information on scheduling and enrolment for the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and the New Zealand Pharmacy Council (PCNZ) examinations:

Australian Candidates

  • Australian Intern Written Examination
  • Competency Assessment for Overseas Pharmacist Examination (CAOP)
  • Knowledge of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences Examination (KAPS)
    • Paper 1
    • Paper 2

New Zealand Candidates

  • New Zealand Intern Written Examination
  • Competency Assessment for Overseas Pharmacist Examination (CAOP)
  • Knowledge of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences Examination (KAPS)
    • Paper 1
    • Paper 2

Specific information regarding the requirements for these examinations are available on the APC website and the PCNZ website.

The APC Privacy Policy is also available on the APC website for your information.

Registration and Enrolment

To register for your examination please follow the steps below.

Registration for APC/PCNZ examinations can take some time to complete – please ensure you register well before the closing date. The APC/PCNZ cannot guarantee you a seat if you do not allow yourself enough time to complete all the steps below.


Step1: Determine if you require special accommodation.

If you think you need special accommodation submit a special accommodation application to APC before you register for an examination.

Proceed to Step 2 if you do not need to apply for special accommodation.

Step 2: Create an Exam Reference ID before enrolling with Pearson VUE.  The Exam Reference ID will have the following format: xx-xxxx-xxxxxx (e.g.  05-1502-125059). You may not use the Exam Reference ID from a previous session. You need to create a new profile on the APC website for every examination session and obtain a unique Exam reference ID. If you do not have an Exam Reference ID, please contact the APC. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to enter the correct Exam Reference ID may invalidate your exam booking.

Australian Candidates

If you are an Australian Intern Written Examination Candidate visit https://cms.pharmacycouncil.org.au/#/eligibility to create your Exam Reference ID.

If you are an Australian CAOP or Australian KAPS candidate please email exams@pharmacycouncil.org.au with:

  • your full name (as displayed on your photo identification),
  • the exam you wish to take (e.g. KAPS or CAOP)
  • the date of the examination

The Australian Pharmacy Council will respond to you within 2 business days with more details on how to register.

New Zealand Candidates
If you are a New Zealand Intern Written Examination Candidate visit https://cms.pharmacycouncil.org.au/#/pcnz-register to create your Exam Reference ID.

If you are a New Zealand CAOP or New Zealand KAPS candidate please contact the New Zealand Pharmacy Council for more information. http://www.pharmacycouncil.org.nz/cms_display.php?sn=221&pg=3617&st=1

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Log into your Pearson VUE web account and register for your examination

Please note that you will need a valid Exam Reference ID to successfully complete the scheduling of your examination.

Contact

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 www.pharmacycouncil.org.au or email exams@pharmacycouncil.org.au.

Last updated 2016-06-01