Once a pharmacist has submitted a completed application along with the appropriate fees to NISPC, the pharmacist’s eligibility to take the examinations will be determined based on the criteria in the "Eligibility Requirements" section of the Candidate's Guide.
Upon approval, a letter will be mailed to the pharmacist informing him/her of the location, date, and time of the examination.
Upon approval, an Authorization to Test (ATT) will be issued and mailed to you. The ATT will include a test authorization number for each examination you have registered, and the toll-free LaserGrade Call Center number to use when scheduling your appointment at a location convenient to you. Please allow up to 10 working days for processing your registration, confirming your eligibility, and the receipt of your ATT.
You must have your ATT before you can schedule an appointment to take the DSM examinations. If you lose your ATT, please contact NABP at 847-698-6227.
Once you receive your ATT, you may schedule an appointment to test at any time during its validity period, depending upon availability at the LaserGrade Testing Centers. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your ATT is valid for six months from the date NABP notifies you of your eligibility. You will forfeit your testing fee if you fail to schedule your appointment within the eligibility period and will have to reapply if you wish to take the DSM examination(s) at a later date. You will not be allowed to schedule your appointment beyond the date on which your eligibility expires.
You must adhere to the following procedures when scheduling your appointment.
Candidates who have requested special testing accommodations should not schedule an appointment to take the examination(s) until receiving written confirmation granting the special accommodations from NABP. Appropriate medical documentation must accompany requests for special testing accommodations. NABP will review such requests and notify candidates as to accommodation availability. Candidates whose special testing accommodations have been approved should schedule their testing appointment by calling the LaserGrade Call Center.
If you need to change your examination appointment, you must cancel your existing appointment before rescheduling to a new date or making changes in the test center location. You must call the LaserGrade Call Center at its toll-free number no later than noon of the second business day prior to your scheduled appointment. (Saturday is considered a business day.) For example, if you are scheduled to test at 9 AM on Monday, you must call by noon on the Friday before to cancel your appointment. Leaving a message on an answering machine is not an acceptable method of canceling or rescheduling your appointment to test.
If you fail to arrive for your appointment or cancel without giving the required notice, you will forfeit your testing fee