A revocation of this notice was published on 10 August 2017, Issue No. 80, Notice No. 2017-go4097.

Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (Examination Fees) Notice 2017

Pursuant to sections 130–133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the following notice is given.

This notice is effective from 24 April 2017 and is to be read in conjunction with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (Fees) Notice 2017, published in the New Zealand Gazette, 26 January 2017, Issue No. 8, Notice No. 2017-gs263.


1. Title and commencement—This notice may be cited as the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (Examination Fees) Notice 2017 and shall come into force on 24 April 2017.

2. Fees—The Pharmacy Council of New Zealand sets the following fees, payable to the Council, specified in the attached Schedule.

3. Tax—The fees are inclusive of goods and services tax.


Fees Payable


Examination Fees


Competency Assessment of Overseas Pharmacists (CAOP) examination fee for REQR* applicants

795.00 AUD

Application for initial consideration of registration for non-REQR* applicants

690.00 NZD

Knowledge Assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) exam

1,590.00 AUD

Written exam fee

595.00 AUD

Oral interview (if required)

1,125.00 NZD

*REQR = Recognised Equivalent Qualification Route applicants are overseas qualified pharmacists holding recognised qualifications and registration from countries recognised by the Australian Pharmacy Council. These are the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States of America.

Dated at Wellington this 16th day of March 2017.

PETER LOURIE, Assessment and Examinations Manager, Pharmacy Council – Te Pou Whakamana Kaimatu o Aotearoa.