According to an email sent to me, the NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy) will not accept the new “At Home” edition of the TOEFL iBT.

Here’s the content of the email:

Thank you for contacting the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®). The at home version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) offered by ETS is NOT accepted by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC®) program.

While many take the TOEFL iBT as part of admission requirements for universities where they would receive more English training and evaluation over the course of their school program, the FPGEC program cannot rely on such training and instead its requirements are dependent on the integrity of the TOEFL results.

For these reasons, the TOEFL is a high-stakes exam for prospective pharmacists. In accord with our other high-stakes exams, we require a secure testing environment within the United States. Furthermore, NABP does not accept “My Best” scores or scores taken outside of the secure testing center.

Further information on the TOEFL iBT requirements is available in the FPGEC Candidate Application Bulletin.

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