New Pharmacy Technician Graduate from Canada

New Pharmacy Technician Graduate from Canada (minimum requirement - CCAPP Accredited Program)

To be eligible to take the “new to practice” path to regulation, you must have graduated from a pharmacy technician program that has been accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).
Note: Step 2, 3 and 4 can be completed in any order.
Here are the steps to register with the College:
  1. Pre-register with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
    Please allow at least 30 business days for processing. 
    Checklist for Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician - New to Practice
    Application for Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician - New to Practice

    Note: the application processing time is due to the completion of the criminal record check (CRC) process. If adjudication or fingerprinting is required for the CRC, then the processing time will be further extended.

    A notarized affidavit is required if your name is not the same on all identification submitted or you cannot provide the supporting documents for the name differences. See Related Resources below for a sample.

  2. Successfully complete the Pharmacy Technician Structured Practical Training (SPT) program 
    SPT Information Guide
    SPT Application Form

    This is valid for 3 years from the completion date. Refer to Registration Committee Policy-7 and 8 for details

  3. Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination (JE)

    Jurisprudence Exam Information

    Results are valid for 3 years from the exam date in accordance with Registration Committee Policy-10.

  4. Successfully complete the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Exam – Part I (MCQ) and Part II (OSPE) 
    Visit the PEBC website for more information.
  5. Apply to be a registered pharmacy technician

    You may submit your Pharmacy Technician registration application online after completing all required assessments listed above.All assessment results must be valid in order to be eligible to apply.You may apply in advance if you have met all other registration requirements and are only waiting for your PEBC certification results to be released.

    Use the Application Checklist for Pharmacy Technician Registration to identify the required documents or information prior to submitting your application.

    To submit your Pharmacy Technician Registration application, log into your eServices account, and select “Full Registration”. 

    Please allow 5 business days for processing if you have to resubmit your work authorization or Letter of Standing, or after the PEBC certification results have been released.

    You will be notified by email when there is an update to your application status.

    You will able to submit payment by credit card to complete registration when all requirements are met.

You are now a registered pharmacy technician. The College will send you a confirmation notice and issue a certificate of registration. You may access your registration card through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually. You will receive an email reminder six weeks before your renewal deadline. 

Note: Effective December 1, 2020, all newly registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians needing access to PharmaNet must enrol in PRIME by applying to the Ministry of Health and obtain approval to access PharmaNet.  You may complete Step 1 of the enrollment process at any time, but you should only complete Step 2 of the enrollment process after 8pm on the day your Full registration is granted and a registration number is issued or else your approval will be delayed.  For more information, visit the PRIME web page or contact