Jurisprudence Examination Information
The Jurisprudence Examination (JE) is based on legislation contained in federal and provincial acts, their regulations, bylaws and published College Professional Practice Policies that pertain to pharmacy operations and registrant (pharmacist or pharmacy technician) responsibilities in the practice of pharmacy. Successful completion of the JE is required to register as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician in British Columbia.
The exam is held three times a year in February, June, and October. Registration opens approximately two months prior to the date of the exam. Refer to the “Latest Events” on the College’s home page for the exam date when registration opens.
All applicants must read and adhere to Registration Committee Policy-3 “Jurisprudence Examination”.
Jurisprudence Exam Process Overview
To be eligible to register for the JE, you must be:
- pre-registered*, or
- registered as a UBC student and in the final year of the pharmacy program.
*Note: You must submit your pre-registration application at least one month prior to the JE registration deadline to allow sufficient time to process your application.
- Register for the Exam on eServices
- Log into your eServices account
- Click on the “Events & Services” tab and select “Register for Events”
- Select the event, follow the instructions and pay the fee.
Note: The fee for the examination is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different location or a future examination sitting.
- Study for the Exam
The examination is based on information in the College’s BC Pharmacy Practice Manual. To obtain a printed copy of the BC Pharmacy Practice Manual, place and purchase an order through eServices > Events & Services > Online Store.
Refer to the appendices in the JE information Guide for the specific sections of legislation covered on the examination. You can also find sample questions and other useful information in the guide. You are encouraged to use the College website as the primary and most current source of information about pharmacy legislation, standards of practice and policies. The following JE Orientation Presentations have been developed to guide your study:
Note: The following changes have occurred subsequent to the production of the presentations above:
- Effective July 26, 2016, BC nurse practitioner can 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.
- Effective April 1, 2017, BC midwives can prescribe, order and administer certain controlled drug substances in accordance with the standards, limits and conditions set by the College of Midwives of British Columbia.
- Write the Exam on the Exam Day
Your exam registration details (i.e. exam location, date, time) can be found on your eServices account.
Arrive at the exam site well before the exam start time to allow for sufficient time to sign-in. Refer to the itinerary on eServices for specific details.
You must bring one piece of valid photo identification (i.e. drivers licence, passport, permanent resident card, UBC student card) to the examination. The identification will be checked by exam personnel to verify your identification when you sign in at the reception desk.
Once you have entered the examination room, you may not leave for the first 30 minutes and the last 30 minutes of the examination. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam and you will be supplied with the drug schedules. No other reference material is permitted. See the JE Information Guide for more information.
The examination results will be released one month after the date of the exam and will be mailed to you via Canada Post.
Note: No results will be disclosed via telephone or email.