The College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC) is the regulatory body for pharmacy in BC and is responsible for the registration of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and the licensing of pharmacies throughout the province. The College receives its authority from the government of BC through the Health Professions Act (HPA) and the Pharmacy Operation and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA).


The College’s 12-member Board sets the strategic direction for the regulation of the pharmacy profession in BC. The Board is also responsible for establishing and reviewing policies in accordance with governing legislation. The Board is mandated by legislation to act in the public interest.


The Registrar is the chief executive officer of the College. Assisted by a dedicated staff team, he is responsible for carrying out the day to day operations of the College.