Cancellation of an exam booking only leads to a refund if the exam is cancelled within 14 days of the original booking. Beyond this date you can, however, amend your booking (for example change the booking to a later date or change the papers you plan to sit) up to the cut off date for the exam you are booked to sit. After the cut off date no changes can be made by you or by ABPI. To amend your booking, click on 'Manage exams' on the home page.
You may sit the morning and afternoon sittings on different days, unless your employer requires you to sit the entire exam in one day.
The ABPI Code of Practice Clause 16.3 states that representatives must take an appropriate examination within their first year of employment as a representative, and must pass it within two years. This time limit does not apply to candidates not currently employed in the promotion of medicines to prescribers. If you have any queries about your individual circumstances, contact the PMCPA.
You must bring photo ID in the form of a passport or driving licence to your exam. If you have changed your name from the one on your exam website profile you must bring proof of this change, for example a marriage certificate. You will not be allowed to sit the exam unless you produce valid photo ID. If you have any queries about your ID, please contact the ABPI as soon as possible.
Provided that you are still within your time limit to pass the exam, you can resit the paper/unit you have failed. This is booked in the same way and at the same cost as your original booking.
You do not need to resit any papers/units you have previously passed.
The pass mark for all ABPI exams is 60%.
To achieve Distinction, you must achieve 80% or more on all units at the first attempt. You do not need to sit the mandatory units on the same day as the optional disease area units to achieve a Distinction.
If you are sitting the accredited Level 3 Diploma and achieve a Distinction, you will receive a certificate from the ABPI rather than from our external awarding body.
You must bring photo ID (driving license or passport) in the name that you are registered on the ABPI Exams website. If your name has changed and you have not contacted the ABPI, please bring proof of your change of name. You will not be allowed to sit your exam without photo ID.
If you are sitting the Certificate or Diploma in the promotion of medicines (accredited qualification), you will need to bring a basic calculator. The calculator should not be able to store data and may be inspected by the invigilator.
The invigilator will provide you with a pencil and eraser; you must not use your own stationery.
There will be space in the exam room for your belongings however ABPI does not take responsibility for their security.
The following information applies to the accredited Certificate and Diploma.
You will be asked a mixture of questions across all areas of the unit. Please click here for further information.
We hold one exam a month at venues around the UK. Please see this link for more information about venues. Once you have registered for the website a full list of relevant sittings will be displayed. If you would like to view a list of provisional sittings, please click here.
Yes, the content in section 4.2.4 of Volume 1 of the learning materials (accredited Certificate and Diploma) may be examined in all other units. You should bring a calculator to all exams.