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
IMPORTANT EXAM UPDATE
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. Where a candidate applying for an extension is currently employed, the PMCPA request that the employer makes the application on behalf of the candidate.
If you have any queries please contact the ABPI Exams Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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