This page shows you how to register with us to sit the CAOP exam. Passing this exam is a step in the process to become a fully registered pharmacist in Fiji.
This pathway is for people in the process of registering as a pharmacist in Fiji with the Fiji Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Services Centre (FPBS).
To be eligible to sit the CAOP exam you must have received confirmation from the Fiji Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Services Centre that you're eligible to sit the exam.
Key dates: see Exam dates and centres
Cost: AU$710 per attempt
You don't need any specific doucments for registration.
You'll need to show 2 forms of identification (ID) to enter the exam room and sit the exam on the day.
For details on what we require as ID, see exam candidate information.
If you have an issue with any of your ID documents, email us on email@example.com now for advice.
If you're a first-time user, create an account in our Candidate Portal.
If you're a returning user, sign in to your account with your username and password.
If you cannot sign in, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll help you to fix the issue.
Do not try to create another account with a different email address. Our system only allows you to have 1 account.
Go to the Exam dates and centres page to find out where and when the next exam will be.
Once we confirm your eligibility and registrations are open, sign in to the Candidate Portal.
Our exam provider, Pearson VUE, will email you to confirm that they've temporarily reserved a seat for you. Paying your fee in the next step will secure your seat.
Paying the fee secures your seat at the exam.
We'll email you a receipt for your payment after we process the order.
We'll send you a reminder email around 3 days before your exam.
Read this email carefully. It will include:
We offer several resources that will help you prepare to sit the exam. These include:
To enter the exam room, you'll need your ID documents.
At your desk, Pearson VUE will provide:
However, at your exam desk, you cannot have:
The CAOP exam is 'restricted open-book'. This means you can bring with you:
The approved reference books include any edition:
Your reference books must not contain any annotations, handwritten notes or loose additional notes.
However, you may highlight or flag parts of the text before the exam.
The CAOP exam includes 70 multiple choice questions. Of these, 62 are scored questions, and 8 are unscored.
You'll have 2 hours to complete all 70 questions.
An additional 15 mins is allowed to familiarise yourself with the exam tutorial, and 5 minutes at the end of the exam to complete a feedback survey.
The CAOP exam covers 5 content areas:
The pass standard for the exam is set at a level that demonstrates competency. The pass standard also takes into account the performance of candidates in prior sittings. This analysis of results over previous years ensures fairness and equity over a period of time. The level of difficulty remains constant across time.
Learn more about what's in the exam in the CAOP Examination guide.
Fiji Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Services Centre (FPBS), will release the result directly to you.
Once you've passed the CAOP exam, you can use it to support your application to the Fiji Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Services Centre (FPBS) for full registration.