Limited Pharmacist Registration
Limited pharmacist registration is a registration class which allows for individuals who are not yet eligible for full registration to provide pharmacy services under the supervision of a full pharmacist. They may only use the title “pharmacist (limited)” and must not use any abbreviations.
Review the eligibility criteria, application process and renewal information below. The application requirements and requirements for maintaining limited pharmacist registration can be found under section 44 of the HPA Bylaws.
If you have completed pre-registration or you are a UBC pharmacy graduate, you may be eligible for limited pharmacist registration if one of the following scenarios applies:
- You have satisfied the “Structured Practical Training (SPT)” requirement, but you have one or more assessments to complete for full registration, or
- You have not satisfied the “Structured Practical Training (SPT)” requirement, but you have satisfied all other required assessments for full registration.
- If you are an International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) who has completed your SPT through the Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program (CP3), you are eligible to apply for limited pharmacist registration. Alternatively, if you have not completed your SPT through CP3, but you have completed your PEBC Qualifying Exams (MCQ and OSCE), Jurisprudence Exam (JE), and English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment, you are eligible to apply for limited pharmacist registration.
- If you are a UBC pharmacy graduate or pharmacy graduate from a CCAPP/ACPE accredited pharmacy program in Canada/U.S., you are eligible to apply for limited pharmacist registration because the practical training you completed within your pharmacy program satisfies the SPT requirement. Note that if it has been more than 3 years since your graduation, you no longer satisfy the SPT requirement.
- If you are a pharmacist from the U.S. who has practiced at least 1000 hours in the last 3 years as a pharmacist licensed in the U.S, you may be eligible to apply for limited pharmacist registration because you have satisfied the SPT requirement.
Registration Application Process
All limited pharmacist registration applications must be reviewed and approved by the Registration Committee (RC) before an applicant can be granted limited registration. The RC may grant registration if, in its opinion, the applicant is capable of practising without any risk to public health and safety.
- Apply to be a Limited Pharmacist
Note that the following additional documents may be required:
- Updated letter of standing – if you were previously registered as a health professional with another regulatory body and it has been more than one year since you applied for pre-registration/student pharmacist registration.
- Updated authorization to work – if the authorization to work you provided with your pre-registration/student pharmacist registration application has expired.
Ensure that you have professional liability insurance.
- RC Reviews your Application
Visit the Registration Committee Review Process Overview for more information.
Allow up to 5 business days for processing of your application including payment, after your application is approved by the RC.
- Apply for Drug Administration Certification (Optional)
Refer to the Certification for Drug Administration by Injection and Intranasal Route page for more information.
The College will send you a confirmation notice when your limited pharmacist registration is complete, and you may access your registration card through eServices. Registration is granted for 12 months and must be renewed annually. You will receive an email reminder six weeks before your renewal deadline.
Limited Pharmacist Registration Renewal
Limited pharmacist registration is renewed annually up to 2 times (i.e. maximum 3 years of registration period in this class). Although Continuing Education (CE) is not required for your renewal, you must submit your renewal form through eServices and pay the annual registration fee before your registration expiry date. For the additional information, visit the Registration Renewal webpage.