Pharmacy Student (UBC)

Student Pharmacist (UBC)

A person must be registered as a student pharmacist within 6 months of their enrolment as a student in the pharmacy education program and before starting their structured practical training, or providing pharmacy services.  A student pharmacist may only provide pharmacy services while under the supervision of a full pharmacist. 

All pharmacy students from the University of British Columbia (UBC) are required to register with the College as student pharmacists prior to the start of their first year in the pharmacy program. Student pharmacists will also need to apply for Full Pharmacist Registration in their last year.

Student Pharmacist Registration for UBC Students

Student Pharmacist Registration process Overview

Eligibility Criteria

  1. A student enrolled in undergraduate studies with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.

Application Process

Review the General Registration Information for Student Pharmacists before beginning the application process to ensure you have all the correct documentation required for your application.

To apply for Student Pharmacist registration, complete the following steps:

  1. Apply online through eServices

    Note: Online access is now open

    1. Go to eServices and select "Pre-Registration" in the top menu
    2. Create an eServices account by clicking on the "Register" button
    3. Select your registration category: “Pharmacist” and “Student (UBC)
    4. Review and complete information online
    5. Make payment with credit card online
  2. Mail the following documents to the College:
    1. Completed Notarized Identification form;
    2. Notarized copy of primary ID;
      • Birth certificate or Canadian citizenship certificate/card
    3. Copy of name change or marriage certificate (if applicable);
      • If the names on your documents are inconsistent and a name change or marriage certificate cannot account for the differences (e.g. different spelling), you must provide a notarized affidavit (see sample affidavit template).
    4. Notarized copy of evidence of authorization to work;
      • Acceptable documents include: Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizenship certificate or card, Canadian passport, Permanent Resident card or work permit.
    5. Letter of Standing sent directly from each of your previous regulatory bodies if you have been registered in a health profession in any other jurisdiction.
      • Letters(s) must be dated no earlier than 3 months of receiving your application. If you are unable to provide a letter of standing, you must submit a notarized affidavit (see sample affidavit template).

To check the status of your registration application, follow the steps below:

  1. Log onto your eServices account
  2. Click on the “Apply for Pre-Registration” button
  3. Click on the “4. Summary & Payment” tab

Once your application is complete, a notification email will be sent to the email address which you used to register for your eServices account. Ensure your email address under the “My Profile” tab on eServices is up-to-date. Add the College’s email addresses to the Safe Sender List if necessary.

Full Pharmacist Registration for UBC Student Pharmacists

You will need to complete the required assessments in the last year of your pharmacy program before applying for Full Pharmacist registration. Review the information on the New Pharmacy Graduate (UBC) page before registering as a Full Pharmacist.