Resolution No. 108-5-12
Title: Evaluation of International Pharmacy Educational Programs in Consideration of Mutual Recognition
Action: Pass

Whereas, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s (NABP) membership includes international jurisdictions from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; and

Whereas, certain state boards of pharmacy recognize that graduates of Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs-accredited programs demonstrate comparable competency to graduates of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited programs;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP request from its international member jurisdictions and from the accrediting agencies and the academic organizations of each of its international member jurisdictions, an opinion on the mutual recognition of educational programs for qualification of licensure; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NABP review those opinions, North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination outcome measures, and the process for assessing international graduates through the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee program.

(Resolution passed at the NABP 108th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA)