International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG)

international pharmacy graduates (IPG)

Effective November 1, 2016, the College will accept only the most recent version of application forms available online.​

Effective August 20, 2014, all international pharmacy graduates that have not engaged with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) (ie. have not started the Document Evaluation Process) prior to this date, must now register first through the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada.

NAPRA: Pharmacists' Gateway Canada

If you have not started PEBC Document Evaluation Process by August 20, 2014

Note: Steps 4, 5 and 6 can be completed in any order.

  1. Enroll with Pharmacists' Gateway Canada
    www.pharmacistsgatewaycanada.ca 
     
  2. Pre-register with the College
    Please allow at least 20 business days for processing.
    Checklist for Pre-Registration - IPG
    Application for Pre-Registration - IPG

    Note: the application processing time is due to the criminal record check (CRC) process which can take at least 20 business days. If adjudication or fingerprinting is required for the CRC, then the processing time will be further extended.

    A notarized affidavit is required if:

    • your name is not the same on all identification submitted or you cannot provide the supporting documents for the name differences; 
    • an updated certificate of standing cannot be provided; or
    • a certificate of standing cannot be provided as you were never registered in another jurisdiction.
       

      See Related Resources below for a sample. 

      SIN cards that are submitted must be attached with a valid work permit, if applicable.

  3. Successfully complete the English Language Proficiency (ELP) 

    If you obtained your pharmacy degree outside of Canada or the continental USA, you are required to complete an ELP assessment. Test scores must be submitted directly from the Testing Agency to the College, or for IELTS, by fax or email to be verified online. You may compare your test scores to the scores listed under the “Minimum score with SEM” column of Appendix 1.
    ELP Information Guide
    ELP results are valid for 2 years from the test date.

    The minimum scores must be met for each of the criteria, including the IELTS overall band score. There are no exceptions.

  4. Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination (JE)
    JE Information Guide
    Online Registration: eServices
    • Exam Date: February 21, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: January 23, 2017
    • Results Released: 1 month after exam - sent via Canada Post

    JE Orientation Presentation (mp4) (mp3)
    Note: Effective July 26, 2016 (subsequent to the production of the audio/podcast files above), it is now within the scope of nurse practitioner practice to prescribe, compound, administer or dispense controlled drugs and substances in accordance with the standards, limits and conditions set by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.

    Drug Schedule - provided at exam

    Results are valid for 3 years from the test date.

  5. Successfully complete the Structured Practical Training (SPT) offered in The Canadian Pharmacy Practice Programme (CP3)

    To fulfill the requirements of the College's SPT program, the only available option is to enroll in the Canadian Pharmacy Practice Programme (CP3) through the University of British Columbia - Division of Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development

    Enrolment in the full program is required. 

    ELP requirements must be successfully met prior to applying for the SPT/CP3 program. You must also have authorization to work in Canada.

    Do not register for the CP3/SPT program until your pre-registration with the College is complete.

  6. Successfully complete the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam – Part I (MCQ) and Part II (OSCE)

    Visit the PEBC website for more information. 

    If you completed the PEBC Qualifying Exam before May 2001, you are required to complete the PEBC Qualifying Exam Part II. 

  7. Apply to be a full registered pharmacist
    If paying by credit card, please allow 5 business days for processing. However, if paying by cheque please allow 10 – 12 business days for processing.

    Checklist for Full Pharmacist Registration
    Application for Full Pharmacist Registration

    Professional Liability Insurance - all 3 criteria listed in the professional liability insurance section are required for registration. 

    An updated certificate of standing required if you did not apply within 12 months of your pre-registration application.

  8. Apply for Drug Administration (Optional)
    If paying by credit card, please allow 5 business days for processing. However, if paying by cheque please allow 10 – 12 business days for processing. 
    Application for Certification – Drug Administration by Injection and Intranasal Route 

You're now a fully registered pharmacist. The College will send you a confirmation notice and issue a certificate of registration. You may access your registration card through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually. You will receive an email reminder six weeks before your renewal deadline. 

If you have already started the PEBC Document Evaluation Process by August 20, 2014

Note: Steps 3, 4 and 5 can be completed in any order.

Enrollment in the full program is required.

ELP requirements must be successfully met prior to applying for the SPT/CP3 program. You must also have authorization to work in Canada.

  1. Pre-register with the College
    Please allow at least 20 business days for processing.
    Checklist for Pre-Registration - IPG
    Application for Pre-Registration - IPG

    Note: the application processing time is due to the criminal record check (CRC) process which can take at least 20 business days. If adjudication or fingerprinting is required for the CRC, then the processing time will be further extended.

    A notarized affidavit is required if

    • your name is not the same on all identification submitted or you cannot provide the supporting documents for the name differences; 
    • an updated certificate of standing cannot be provided; or
    • a certificate of standing cannot be provided as you were never registered in another jurisdiction.
       

      See Related Resources below for a sample. 

      SIN cards that are submitted must be attached with a valid work permit, if applicable.

  2. Successfully complete the English Language Proficiency (ELP)

    If you obtained your pharmacy degree outside of Canada or the continental USA, you are required to complete an ELP assessment. Test scores must be submitted directly from the Testing Agency to the College, or for IELTS, by fax or email to be verified online. You may compare your test scores to the scores listed under the “Minimum score with SEM” column of Appendix 1.
    ELP Information Guide
    ELP results are valid for 2 years

    The minimum scores must be met for each of the criteria, including the IELTS overall band score. There are no exceptions.

  3. Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination (JE)
    JE Information Guide
    Online Registration: eServices
    • Exam Date: February 21, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: January 23, 2017
    • Results Released: 1 month after exam - sent via Canada Post

    JE Orientation Presentation (mp4) (mp3)
    Note: Effective July 26, 2016 (subsequent to the production of the audio/podcast files above), it is now within the scope of nurse practitioner practice to prescribe, compound, administer or dispense controlled drugs and substances in accordance with the standards, limits and conditions set by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.

    Drug Schedule - provided at exam

    Results are valid for 3 years from the test date.

  4. Successfully complete the Structured Practical Training (SPT) offered in The Canadian Pharmacy Practice Programme

    To fulfill the requirements of the College's SPT program, the only available option is to enroll in the Canadian Pharmacy Practice Programme (CP3) through the University of British Columbia - Division of Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development

    Enrolment in the full program is required. 

    ELP requirements must be successfully met prior to applying for the SPT/CP3 program. You must also have authorization to work in Canada.

    Do not register for the CP3/SPT program until your pre-registration with the College is complete.

  5. Do not register for the CP3/SPT program until your pre-registration with the College is complete.
  6. Successfully complete the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Qualifying Exam – Part I (MCQ) and Part II (OSCE).

    Visit PEBC website for more information.

    If you completed the PEBC before May 2001, you are required to complete the Qualifying Exam Part II.

  7. Apply to be a full registered pharmacist
    If paying by credit card, please allow 5 business days for processing. However, if paying by cheque please allow 10 – 12 business days for processing.

    Checklist for Full Pharmacist Registration
    Application for Full Pharmacist Registration

    Professional Liability Insurance - all 3 criteria listed in the professional liability insurance section are required for registration.

    An updated certificate of standing is required if you did not apply within 12 months of your pre-registration application.

  8. Apply for Drug Administration (Optional)
    If paying by credit card, please allow 5 business days for processing. However, if paying by cheque please allow 10 – 12 business days for processing. 
    Application for Certification – Drug Administration by Injection and Intranasal Route 

You're now a fully registered pharmacist. The College will send you a confirmation notice and issue a certificate of registration. You may access your registration card through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually. You will receive an email reminder six weeks before your renewal deadline.