Can I sit the PEBC Qualifying Exam before completing the Bridging Program?

Yes, but it is not recommended. If you have successfully completed the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Evaluating Exam (or hold certification from PTCB-AB (up to 2008) or OCP (up to 2008), or have successfully completed a pharmacist degree program in Canada or in the United States, or have successfully completed the PEBC Pharmacist Evaluating Exam which exempts you from having to sit the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Evaluating Exam), you can choose to sit the PEBC Qualifying Exam prior to completing the Bridging Program, however, the College strongly recommends that you complete the Bridging Program first.

The content within the Bridging Program is specific to the expanded scope of practice for regulated pharmacy technicians and should therefore help technicians prepare for the PEBC Qualifying Exam. It is also important to note that successful completion of the PEBC Qualifying Exam does not exempt you from the Bridging Program. You must successfully complete all the required steps outlined on the College website prior to the College registering you as a regulated pharmacy technician.