New Pharmacy Technician Graduate from Canada (minimum requirement - CCAPP Accredited Program)
- 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.
- 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
- Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination (JE)
Results are valid for 3 years from the exam date in accordance with Registration Committee Policy-10.
- Successfully complete the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Exam – Part I (MCQ) and Part II (OSPE)
Visit the PEBC website for more information.
- Apply to be a registered pharmacy technician
If paying by credit card, please allow 5 business days for processing. However, if paying by cheque please allow 10 – 12 business days for processing.
Professional Liability Insurance - all 3 criteria listed in the professional liability insurance section are required for registration.
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 PRIME@gov.bc.ca.