Certified Designated Representative Examinations

Applicants for licensure as a Certified Designated Representative (CDR) must take and pass a written examination regarding federal and state laws and rules governing distribution of prescription drugs.


For more information about licensing and application requirements, please click here to visit the Division of Drugs, Devices & Cosmetics license information webpage.

DBPR offers the Certified Designated Representative examination in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for the examination may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world.

To schedule by phone: 888.204.6230

To locate a testing site near you or to register online: http://www.pearsonvue.com/fl/dbpr/

Candidates taking a computer-based examination through Pearson VUE will be required to submit a valid email address, telephone number, and payment at the time the examination is scheduled. Candidates will be eligible to schedule an examination within 72 hours after the candidate’s examination application has been approved by the department.

The Certified Designated Representative examination is closed book and consists of multiple-choice questions. Reference materials will not be allowed in the test room at the time of the examination. You should be prepared to respond to examination questions on any of the content areas included in the examination content outline.

Examination Content Outline

Product Integrity – 27.5%
Records – 25%
Inspections – 12.5%
Authorized Recipients – 10%
Lawful/Unlawful Products – 10%
Permits and Renewals – 10%
CDR Requirements – 5%

  • The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Candidate Information Booklet (CIB) provides additional information to prepare candidates to take their professional licensure examinations. Click this link to view and download Candidate Information Booklets.
  • A printable law booklet is available for download that includes current versions of Chapter 499, Florida Statutes, Chapter 61N-1, Florida Administrative Code, Code of Federal Regulation, Title 21, and United States Code, Title 21. These references are available to assist candidates in preparing for the Certified Designated Representative examination. Click this link to view and download the printable law booklet.