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​​​​Welcome to the ABPI Exam website

The ABPI Medical Representatives Exam is taken by representatives who call upon doctors, dentists and other UK prescribers and/or promote medicines on the basis of their therapeutic properties.​ It must be taken by all medical representatives working for companies who have agreed to abide by the ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry; this includes virtually all pharmaceutical companies operating in the UK. 

Medical representatives who call upon doctors and other prescribers and/or promote medicines on the basis of their therapeutic properties must take the exam within one year of employment in such a role and prior to passing the exam cannot be engaged in this type of employment for more than two years.


'Studying hard for the exam was well worth the end result for both myself and my employer as I feel much more confident in ensuring ABPI compliance and implementing scientific knowledge when talking to customers.

The qualification has given me a broad understanding of human body systems, disease pathology and various treatments for common disorders as well as an understanding of the NHS. This allows me to have a much deeper understanding of what my customers face on a day to day basis which is fantastic. 

Understanding not only the products you promote but these vital aspects of healthcare has allowed for a much more rounded approach to promoting my portfolio.​'​​

​​Luke, Account Representative


The latest Government guidance in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic situation has been duly considered in conjunction with the ABPI approach to the health and wellbeing of candidates and staff, and exam venue operating procedures.  As a result, ABPI examination sittings will continue to be delivered through the ABPI Exam Online portal in early 2021. 

Exam bookings will be transferred to the new online exam platform, in a multi-day examination window. For details, please see the Upcoming Exam sittings page. Following the closing date for each sitting, candidates will receive log in details for the Online platform by email, alongside instructions on how to schedule each exam unit individually within the sitting window.

Guidance for ABPI online Examinations can be found here

Online FAQs can be found here 

ABPI Examination Regulations 2020’ can be found here. 

Any update with regard to new examination arrangements will appear here. 


Please note that if you are coming up to the end of your one year or two year time frame to take or pass the Exam, you will need to contact the PMCPA to arrange an extension to the time allowed using the link below.


The PMCPA have published additional guidance on extensions to the time allowed under the Code of Practice, which can be found here:

If you have any queries please contact the ABPI Exams Team by email at 


Owing to the current COVID-19 situation all ABPI Examination Team are now working remotely. This will significantly reduce our ability to respond to phone calls so we would ask that, wherever possible, enquiries are made by e-mail. 

How to get started​

Please begin by viewing the application process, then register for the site. After you have registered, please log in using the box on the right hand side of this page​.

If you experience any problems or have a query please contact us​​.​​


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