The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is a body that regulates the quality of pharmaceutical services in Kenya. Pharmaceutical services must meet the requirements for preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases using efficient, quality, safe and cost-effective drugs or pharmaceutical products. To become a pharmacist in Kenya, you must complete an exam designed by the PPB. In this guide you will learn how to complete a Pharmacy and Poisons Board exam registration online which is mandatory before you sit for your exams.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board administers several professional exams to individuals with a diploma or degree certificates from recognized institutions. These are individuals who want to be pharmacists or pharmaceutical technologists. These exams are grouped into stages and they include:
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Before completing your Pharmacy and Poisons Board online registration, you must first meet the following requirements to be eligible for the exam. You must have:
If you meet the above requirements, follow the next steps to register for the Pharmacy and Poisons Board exams.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board website has the information you need on how to register for the exams. Information includes eligibility, requirements and fees among others.
Creating an account depends on whether you are:
If you are a student enrolled in an institution, you will create an account by going through Pharmacy and Poisons Board online indexing. In other words, your PPB profile will be set up by an institution administrator.
You will then receive an email message with a link that allows you to go to the PPB website and complete the indexing. It is essential to finish the indexing process before accessing any services on the PPB website.
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After successful indexing, your next step will be to access the PPB exam application.
If you are an individual who is not in any institution, you will have to create your profile on the PPB website. To set up a profile:
After you complete the registration, you will now be able to access the PPB exam application.
Follow the following steps to create your application.
After saving your application, the PPB system will produce an invoice for your PPB exam application. You will also see a prompt that allows you to make payments.
You should click on the prompt Make Payments to open a list of instructions. Follow those instructions on how to make payments for your exams.
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You must make payments after completing your Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board exam registration. It is after you have paid that you will be able to sit for the PPB exams. PPB will send you a notification on how to download your receipt after making your payments.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board will then send you another notification to the email you used for registration, detailing how to download exam card.
You will be required to produce this card at every examination sitting. PPB has exams for pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists. Both are available on a pre-registration and pre-enrollment basis respectively.
The Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board exam fees change from time to time. You will know the fee structure at the end of your exam registration. Exam fees are different for both citizens and non-citizens.
PPB exams dates and venues are normally posted on their website at the beginning of every academic year.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has the mandate to create a comprehensive system that evaluates and assesses the qualifications of pharmacists who studied both in the country and abroad. If you are a pharmacist looking to operate in the country, you have to complete the Pharmacy and Poisons Board exam registration and undertake your exams before you are registered and certified to operate by the PPB.
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