Language Proficiency Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technician applicants who are required to demonstrate their language proficiency as part of their pathway to registration and who submit objective evidence must meet the minimum acceptable scores for one of the objective tests listed below as set by NAPRA and within the standard error of measurement (SEM) where indicated.

The College only accepts test score reports sent directly from the testing institution.


ENGLISH TESTS

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Internet-based test

  • Speaking: 23 (SEM: 2)
  • Writing: 25 (SEM: 3)
  • Reading: 22 (SEM: 2)
  • Listening: 21 (SEM:2)
  • TOTAL: 91 (SEM: 5)

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

  • Speaking: 3+
  • Writing: 80
  • Reading: 83 (SEM: 4)
  • Listening: 80 (SEM: 3)
  • TOTAL: 81 (SEM: 3)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — Academic Format

  • Speaking: 6
  • Writing: 6
  • Reading: 6
  • Listening: 6
  • OVERALL BAND: 6.5 (SEM 0.5)

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)

  • Speaking: 4.5
  • Writing: 4.0
  • Reading: 4.5
  • Listening: 4.5

FRENCH TESTS

Test de français pour étudiants et stagiaires au Canada (TESTCan)

  • Speaking: 4.5
  • Writing: 4.0
  • Reading: 4.5
  • Listening: 4.5

Non-Objective Evidence

Read the College's policy on non-objective evidence of language proficiency.