The College has the responsibility to define minimal training requirements for pharmacist in each field of specialization and to ensure by examination that certain standards have been attained.
The Council advised by Executive Committee, defines the minimal training requirements in each field of specialization.
The Board of Examiners tests the candidates in knowledge required for basic role of pharmacist in each field of specialization.
The Court of Examiners examines the advanced trainee towards the completion of training courses/programs.
Registered pharmacists in his/her country who want to admit to Fellowship Program have to:
1. Get the approval of Pre-qualification for Fellow from FAPA member organization in his/her country.
2. Apply for primary examination through the Executive Committee Office together with primary examination fee.
3. Apply for training courses/programs in his/her chosen field of specialization after passing primary examination accredited by the Council.
4. Apply for final examination through the Executive Committee Office after completion of training courses/programs together with final examination fee.
Candidates who have completed the prescribed period of training in approved courses/programs and who have passed the examinations (primary and final examinations) shall be accepted as Fellow of Asian College of Pharmacy (F.A.C.P.)
Training and Examinations
Primary examination is taken to ensure that candidate has gained the knowledge required for basic role of pharmacist in each field of specialization. The emphasis is presented in three modules, each module will require 60-90 hours of self study time. Details of each module are presented as texts written including aspect of subject and name of references to enable the candidate to understand the subject and to study at home or at work.
Primary examination may be taken 2 times/year, and can be valid for 4 years (passing grade is 60%).
After passing the primary examination the trainee must get into the training courses/programs required in each field of specialization. The training extends over two or more years depending on the specialty concerned.
At least 7 modules (each module will require 60-90 hours of study time) of training courses/programs are required. Each module contains different knowledge and professional skill involved in the field of specialization provided by certified preceptors and training sites.
In the final year of advanced training, research work is needed to demonstrate research ability of the trainee.
The examination is taken on the completion of advanced training and research work, and is thus an “exit” examination. Eligibility to enter the examination must be first approved by the Chairman of the Court of Examiners. The examination is in both written and oral.
All details of the training and examination will be provided in the “Guide to Training/Examination” of each specialization.