Required Documentation for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)/Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) (Please note that these requirements differ from ECE’s normal documentation requirements.)
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The following documentation requirements were established by the NABP/FPGEC and, therefore, are required by ECE for evaluation. Both ECE and NABP require a complete set of documents, so we recommend that you request at least two official sets of original documents. In many cases ECE will contact the educational institution(s) that you attended to verify the authenticity of the documents submitted for evaluation. Please note that this verification process may result in substantial delays in the processing of your application.
Official educational credentials issued in the official language of the country.
These documents must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the issuing body. A seal, stamp, or signature of an official must overlap the flap closure and envelope. The sealed envelope can be submitted to ECE either by the candidate or directly by the issuing body.
Note: Faxed documents will not be accepted.
Official Transcript(s) [issued in sealed envelope]
An official transcript (grade report) issued by your college, university, or pharmacy school which details courses, grades, and dates of enrollment is required. [Note: if a translation of this document is required, you should request three official transcripts. You can use one transcript to obtain an English translation. The other two transcripts must remain unopened in the original sealed envelope.] If additional coursework was required for graduation (for example, pre-pharmacy coursework), then official transcripts for these courses and grades are also required. Each transcript must be signed and sealed by a school official.
- Proof of Degree [issued in sealed envelope]
Official proof of degree or qualification from a pharmacy school indicating the title of the degree or qualification and the dates of issuance is required. [Note: if a translation of this document is required, you should request three proofs of degree. You can use one proof to obtain an English translation. The other two proofs must remain unopened in the original sealed envelope.] The pharmacy degree or qualification you received must be the professional degree that leads to licensure or registration or other form of legal permission to practice pharmacy.
Photocopy of your pharmacy degree that was issued upon graduation. [This photocopy does not need to be issued in a sealed envelope.]
Translation of Non-English Documents
Any document (including all seals and/or stamps) not in English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word English translation, prepared and certified as correct by an official translator (a certified translator, a certified court interpreter, an authorized government official, or an official from the pharmacy school where you obtained the pharmacy degree) or you may obtain an official translation from a professional translation service. Each page of the translation must be signed and dated by the translator, and it must appear on official stationery. Proof of the translator’s credentials must accompany each translation. You may not prepare your own translations.
Documentation from the following countries should be issued in English (and therefore do not require translations):
Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caribbean (English-speaking) countries, Egypt, England, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Wales, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Documentation from the following countries must be submitted to ECE directly by the issuing body via the regular postal service (documents sent via courier delivery will not be accepted), and should be issued in English (and therefore do not require translations):
Canada, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
In addition to the documentation requirements above, please note that for China ECE now requires a China Qualifications Verification Credentials Report. Both the degree and grade report must be verified. The verification report (认证报告) must be sent directly to ECE by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center:
China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)
B-17, Tongfang Scientific Plaza
No.1, Wangzhuang Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100083
Website: www.cdgdc.edu.cn/cn/ or cqv.chinadegrees.cn
We suggest that the report be sent to us via courier service; please have it sent to: ECE, 101 W. Pleasant St. Suite 200, Milwaukee WI 53212-3963, USA.
Documentation from Cuba must be issued by the Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (CJI) or Bufete de Servicios Especializados (BES) and submitted to ECE in an envelope prepared and sealed by CJI or BES. The sealed envelope can be submitted to ECE either by the candidate or directly by CJI or BES. This documentation should include the proof of degree (confirmation of receipt of Título) and grade report (Certificado de Estudios/Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones).
Documentation from a country that is not listed in the exceptions above should be issued in the native language and be accompanied by English translations as noted.