Pharmacy Student (UBC)

Pharmacy Student (UBC)

All pharmacy students from the University of British Columbia are required to register with the College prior to the start of their first year in the pharmacy program.

If you do not register as a full pharmacist before December 31st of your graduating year, you must pre-register under the "New Graduate” category.

Additionally, if you graduated from UBC more than 3 years ago and have not worked more than 1000 hours as a registered pharmacist in Canada or the US, you must complete the Structured Practical Training (SPT) Programme.

Here at the steps to register with the College:

  1. Register with the College (complete before starting Year 1) 

    Please allow at least 20 business days for your application to be processed. 

    Checklist for Student Pharmacist (UBC) Registration 
    The UBC Student Pharmacist application form has been temporarily removed as it is currently being revised.  The new forms will be made available by mid-July 2017.

    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. See Related Resources below for a sample.

  2. Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination (JE) (complete in final year or after graduation)
    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.

  3. Successfully complete the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam – Part I (MCQ) and Part II (OSCE) (complete after graduation)
    Visit the PEBC wesbite for more information.
  4. Apply as 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.

    If you do not register as a full pharmacist before December 31st of your graduating year, you must re-preregister under the "New Pharmacy Graduate (Non-UBC)” category and follow the steps.

  5. Apply for Certification 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

    Students with injection authority must re-apply for injection authority as full pharmacists. Fees are waived. 

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.