Exam Dates and Places

Candidates wishing to sit an exam are advised to select the date they wish to sit the exam and register as soon as possible on or after the date registrations open. Registration can only be accepted from the date of registrations opening through to 5pm AEDT/AEST on the date of registration close.

Australian-based exams are hosted in all capital cities. In addition, the CAOP Exam can be delivered in Townsville, Queensland based on numbers.

For overseas candidates, see information below.
 
Once you have registered either in Australia or as an overseas candidate, you will receive a confirmation email with the specific address for your selected city. Exam dates and/or venues may change from time to time. Please watch our website for updates.

Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) Exam

Registrations Open Registrations Close Exam Date - Australia Exam Date - Overseas
6 December 2018 20 December 2018 10 - 13 February 2019 10 - 13 February 2019
19 February 2019 4 March 2019 7 - 10 April 2019 7 - 10 April 2019
30 April 2019 13 May 2019 23 - 26 June 2019 23 - 26 June 2019
3 September 2019 16 September 2019 20 - 23 October 2019 20 - 23 October 2019


Competency Assessment of Overseas Pharmacists (CAOP) Exam

Registrations OpenRegistrations CloseExam Date - AustraliaExam Date - Overseas
29 October 2018 12 November 2018 2 December 2018 3 December 2018
4 December 2018 17 December 2018 10 February 2019 11 February 2019
18 June 2019 1 July 2019 28 July 2019 29 July 2019
22 October 2019 4 November 2019 1 December 2019 2 December 2019


Australian Intern Written Exam

Registrations OpenRegistrations CloseExam Date - Australia
29 October 2018 12 November 2018 2 December 2018
4 December 2018 17 December 2018 10 February 2019
26 February 2019 11 March 2019 7 April 2019
23 April 2019 6 May 2019 22 - 23 June 2019
24 June 2019 8 July 2019 28 July 2019
10 September 2019 23 September 2019 20 October 2019
22 October 2019 4 November 2019 1 December 2019


OVERSEAS EXAM PLACES

Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) Exam

City and country
Athens - Greece
Auckland - New Zealand
Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Mumbai - India
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Cairo and surrounding areas - Egypt
Doha - Qatar
Dubai and surrounding areas - United Arab Emirates
Harare - Zimbabwe
Hong Kong - Hong Kong SAR
Johannesburg - South Africa
Lima - Peru
London - England
Manila - Philippines
Muscat - Oman
Nairobi - Kenya
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
Singapore - Singapore


Competency Assessment for Overseas Pharmacists (CAOP) Exam

City and country
London - England
Auckland - New Zealand
Washington, New York, San Francisco - United States


EXAM VENUES
We advise candidates to book their exam as early as possible as some venues can fill up fast. Once an exam schedule has reached capacity, we will close the registration for that session. Candidates who miss out on their preferred location and/or date, can either select another place or wait until the next exam date to secure a seat at their preferred location.

Candidates can choose another venue (subject to availability) at any time prior to the registration closure date. Any change requests after this time though, will not be accepted.

Candidates travelling to another country to sit an exam will be responsible for ensuring their travel and visa requirements are met prior to registering.  Please note, we do not provide a refund if you are unable to secure a visa in time to sit your exam.

Candidates will receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE upon completing registration. Please check this email carefully as it will contain details on the venue, date and time. You must check the venue details and location prior to the exam date.  You are requested to arrive at the venue at least 45 minutes prior to the exam start time.

Candidates sitting both KAPS Paper 1 and Paper 2:
Candidates must schedule to sit KAPS Paper 1 and Paper 2 on the same date. A scheduled break will commence once the first paper has been completed. If you exceed the time of the scheduled break, the exceeded time will be deducted from the exam time of the next paper. Please ensure that you arrive prior to the end of the allocated break time to prepare to sit the next paper. No exceptions will be allowed.

Candidates sitting only 1 paper of KAPS:
Candidates who are sitting only 1 paper of KAPS are required to attend to their exam session according to the published exam time.

All Candidates:
Candidates who arrive at the examination venue after the published exam time, and once the examination has started, will not be permitted entry into the exam room.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED TO SIT AN EXAM
Please provide two identity documents (IDs) to enter the exam venue and sit the exam.

The name on your ID’s must match the name you use to register for your exam in our Candidate Portal. Please contact APC prior to the exam if your names differ on your IDs that will be presented on the test day.

All IDs required must be issued by the country in which the candidate is testing. If the candidate does not have a qualifying primary ID issued from the country they are testing in, an International Travel Passport from their country of citizenship is required, along with a secondary ID.

Candidates are required to present two forms of original (no photo copies), valid (unexpired) IDs:
- a primary ID (government issued with name, recent recognizable photo, and signature) and
- a secondary ID (with either a name and signature, OR name and photo)

Acceptable IDs are as follows:

Primary ID
- International Passport
- Government issued national/country identity card (with photo)
- Government issued citizenship card (with photo)
- Australian/NZ driver’s licence

Secondary ID
- Debit (ATM) card
- Credit card
- Any form of ID on the primary list

Candidates who are unable to be positively identified will not be permitted to sit the exam.

If you have an issue with your identity documents, you need to contact APC/PCNZ immediately. For example, your married name may appear on your primary identification but not your secondary identification.
You will be asked to sign your name as confirmation of your signature. A photograph of you will be taken at the exam venue. Your signature and photograph will be stored electronically as part of the security requirements for sitting the exam.

You are requested to contact APC/PCNZ during office hours as soon as possible before the exam date if you are uncertain about the identification requirements.

SPECIAL NEEDS ACCOMMODATION
Special needs accommodation is the arrangement made by us to assist candidates who have physical or personal conditions that require support on the day of the exam.

If you have a condition that may affect your ability to take the exam, you should contact us at exams@pharmacycouncil.org.au  and provide current supporting documentation from an appropriately qualified practitioner along with your request. The documentation will be used to verify a condition and provide relevant and useful information in assessing appropriate adjustments or accommodations. We will then review your application and contact you if we require additional information.

If your request is approved we will notify you by email. We will also notify the venue coordinator who will provide you further guidance on the day of the exam.

Candidates should note that reviewing applications for special needs accommodation can take time. If you think you may require special needs accommodation, please contact us well in advance of the closing date of your exam registration.

Examples of special needs accommodations that we may be able to arrange for you are:
- Additional time
- Permission to leave the exam room for breaks
- Permission for more leg room due to an injury

We are unable to facilitate any special needs accommodation requests after the exam registration closure date.