Profession Awards Contract To Prometric –— Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, was selected by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) in a multi-year contract to introduce computer-based testing for the November 2017 Pharmacist Qualifying Examination Part I (MCQ).
As the national certification body for the pharmacy profession in Canada, PEBC assesses the qualifications and competence of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians entering practice to help ensure safe and effective pharmacy practice for all Canadians.
“We are pleased with our decision to partner with Prometric,” said Dr. John Pugsley, registrar-treasurer, PEBC. “We believe that Prometric’s extensive experience in testing and assessment will assist us in transitioning successfully to computerized testing. We’ll be able to improve access and flexibility in scheduling examinations through a significant increase in the number of testing sites across Canada and a longer testing window for candidates.”
“We look forward to advancing our partnership with PEBC to help it meet its current and future testing demands,” said Charles Kernan, president and chief executive officer, Prometric. “We are committed to delivering a secure and valid testing experience that demonstrates candidates entering the pharmacy profession have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to safely and effectively practice their jobs.”
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of market-leading technology-enabled test development and delivery solutions. Committed to a set of values that believes in getting the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports test takers worldwide who take more than 8 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric delivers tests in more than 180 countries on behalf of more than 300 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional association and corporate employer markets. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is the national certification body for the pharmacy profession in Canada. PEBC is a non-profit organization with more than 50 years of experience in assessing the qualifications and competence of candidates for licensing by pharmacy provincial regulatory authorities. The purpose of the Pharmacy Examining Board is to assess qualifications for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on behalf of participating provincial regulatory authorities. The Board evaluates qualifications, develops and administers written and performance-based examinations including a national Qualifying Examination, and issues Certificates of Qualification. For more information, please visitwww.pebc.ca