Start your journey to become a registered Australian pharmacist

Apply to sit your examination

Please select the type of candidate you are to start the process.

The following questions help us determine what type of candidate you are. For example, you could be an overseas trained pharmacist applying for a skills assessment or an Australian intern wishing to register for your intern written examination.

Once you have answered our questions, you will need to create a candidate account following our easy to use steps.  This account will allow you to:

  • apply for a skills assessment (verification, KAPS and CAOP exams)
  • register for an examination (Australian Intern Written Exam) - you must hold provisional registration as an Australian intern with AHPRA



Welcome to the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand exam registration portal provided by the Australian Pharmacy Council.

Select the exam that you wish to register for to begin the exam registration process.

Please note that you will need to create a login with APC as well as PearsonVue to successfully register for your examination.

Any queries about the portal should be directed to APC on +61 2 6188 4288 or email exams@pharmacycouncil.org.au.

Click "Create Candidate Account" to continue.

You are not eligible to apply for an assessment to become an Australian pharmacist.

Need more information?

Call us on (+61) 2 6188 4288 (choose option 1)

Alternatively read the Am I eligible? section of our website

Please create a login and call us to discuss your application.

When you log in for the first time you will be provided with a Candidate Reference Number (CRN). Please have this number ready when you call our assessments team +61 2 6188 4288.

Create Candidate Account