The ABPI Exam is mandatory for all medical representatives working for companies who have agreed to abide by the ABPI Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
It helps to make sure that all industry representatives have the understanding they need to promote medicines.
There are two Level 3 qualifications – a Diploma aimed at those who promote medicines to prescribers and a Certificate for promotion of medicines to those who do not prescribe.
The exams are challenging and it requires commitment to successfully pass them.
It is a requirement of the ABPI Code of Practice that an appropriate exam is sat during the first year of employment in any relevant industry role and is passed within two years. It is possible to take the exam in advance of applying for jobs in this area.
The ABPI provide a dedicated ABPI Exams website which details information about the exams offered , as well as a straightforward way of booking the exams. The website provides:
If you have questions about the exam or the booking process, please visit the FAQs section of the exams website.
For further information, please visit the Contact us page of the exams website where you can submit your enquiry.