Why do I need to take Structured Practical Training (SPT)?

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. The College of Pharmacists of BC has partnered with UBC’s Office of Experiential Education (OEE) to administer the SPT (Note: Pre-registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of BC is required prior to registering for the SPT). The Application for Pre-Registration is available on the College website.