The requirement to successfully complete a Jurisprudence Exam is consistent with the registration process for pharmacists and is designed to test relevant provincial and federal legislation and ethics which is not included on the national PEBC Qualifying Exam. The Jurisprudence exam is administered by the College of Pharmacists of BC and is available on the College's website.
Once a student has graduated from a CCAPP Accredited Program, the next step is to successfully complete the Structured Practical Training (SPT) program; a supervised competency based training period within a pharmacy that includes regular assessment by a pharmacist or another regulated pharmacy technician. SPT provides the student an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skillls and abilities they learned in their training program to practice, in a supervised environment.
Yes, in accordance with legislation, all current and new registrants of the College of Pharmacists of BC are required to consent to a criminal record check at least once every 5 years. It is a requirement of the Criminal Records Review Act and is applicable to current and new registrants of all professional regulatory bodies governed by the HPA. Additional information is available on the College's FAQ.
Pre-registration with the College of Pharmacists of BC is required prior to starting the Structured Practical Training (SPT) for those new to practice. The application form for pre-registration is available on the College website.
The Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), the same organization that accredits pharmacists’ university programs, is responsible for accrediting ‘regulated pharmacy technician’ programs in Canada. The accreditation process ensures that accredited programs contain the necessary content to teach the competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities) necessary for successful graduates to safely and effectively perform the job of a regulated pharmacy technician.
In order to become a regulated pharmacy technician, new to practice pharmacy technicians will need to successfully complete the required steps outlined on the College website.
The ‘current pharmacy technician’ path is only available until 2015. In other words, current technicians utilizing this path must have completed all of the requirements and register with the College of Pharmacists of BC before December 31, 2015. It is intended to provide current technicians the opportunity to become regulated without having to go back to school full-time. After 2015, current technicians who wish to become regulated will have to take the steps described under the ‘future pharmacy technician’ path.
Yes, but it is not recommended.
The PEBC Qualifying Exam is offered by PEBC nationally at key locations twice a year. For more information, including the Exam Schedule, please visit www.pebc.ca.
The PEBC Qualifying Exam consists of two parts, which is consistent with the pharmacists’ exam:
Part 1: Written multiple choice question (MCQ) exam
Part 2: Performance based exam called an Objective Structured Performance Exam (OSPE)
For more information on the PEBC Qualifying Exams, please visit www.pebc.ca.