Yes, 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.
Candidates are permitted a maximum of three (3) attempts for the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Evaluating Examination, with one, final (fourth) attempt available upon successful completion of remediation as specified by the PEBC Board. For more information please visit www.pebc.ca.
Exam fees are set by PEBC and not by the College of Pharmacists of BC. Current fee information can be found on the PEBC website: www.pebc.ca.
For information on how to prepare for the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Evaluating Exam, please refer to the PEBC website.
Yes, the completion of the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Evaluating Exam is required by all current technicians seeking regulation. Those who hold certification from either PTCB-AB (up to 2008) or OCP (up to 2008), or have successfully completed an accredited pharmacist degree program in Canada or in the continental United States, or have successfully complete the PEBC Pharmacist Evaluating Exam are exempt from completing the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Evaluating Exam as per PEBC policy, but are still required to complete the Bridging Program.
Why is the Professional Practice module in the Bridging Program mandatory and not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)?
As this is a new regulated profession and this course deals with the legal and ethical obligations of a regulated technician, technicians would have no prior experience or knowledge in this area, and therefore, it would not be possible to challenge it.
The structure for the online Bridging Program is designed to mirror the in-class Bridging Program in length. It is not intended to be an expedited means of completing the Bridging Program.
Yes, the completion of the Bridging Program is required by all current technicians seeking regulation. For more information on the Bridging Program go to Registration & Licensure.
How do I know if I meet the minimum requirement of 2000 hours of ‘pharmacy practice’ in the past 3 years?
The PEBC website (http://pebc.ca/PharmacyTechnicians/index.html) defines what are acceptable pharmacy practice activities. Prior to sitting the PEBC Evaluating Exam or enrolling in the Bridging Program, technicians must provide documentation from their supervisor verifying that they meet this minimum requirement.
The Management of Drug Distribution Systems (MDDS) Bridging Program course will be followed by a Structured Practical Evaluation (SPE) to verify the learner’s ability to consistently perform accurate product release in the workplace (independent double check). The SPE is administered by the College of Pharmacists of BC.