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Foreign Graduates

Who qualifies as a foreign pharmacy graduate in the state of Wyoming? 

  • All students who received their pharmacy degree at a recognized school of pharmacy outside of the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. This includes citizens of the United States that received their degree in a different country. Foreign nationals who completed their education in the United States or graduated from an ACPE accredited school are not considered to be foreign pharmacy graduates. 

How can a foreign pharmacy graduate become a registered pharmacist in the state of Wyoming? 

All foreign pharmacy graduates must obtain a FPGEC certificate issued by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduation Education Committee. Certification requires: 
  • Verification of education equivalency of a foreign applicant's pharmacy education
  • An applicant's licensure or registration as a pharmacist outside the United States.
  • Passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE)
  • Obtaining a total score of 550 or higher on the paper based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 213 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL
  • 50 or higher on the Test of Spoken English (TSE)
  • Or in lieu of the TOEFL AND TSE, obtaining an acceptable score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT), with minimal scores of: 18 for listening, 21 for reading, 26 for speaking, and 24 for writing.

All graduates, including foreign pharmacy graduates, must also complete the following: 

  • Complete a "Pharmacist Licensure by Examination" application including fees and fingerprints. 
  • Pass the NAPLEX with a minimum score of 75 
  • Pass the MPJE for Wyoming with a minimum score of 75 
  • Have 1200 hours of practical experience as a licensed pharmacy intern 
  • Complete all requirements within 2 years of the date of application 
  • Meet requirements of W.S. 33-24-116