Pharmacy Student (Non-UBC)
If you are a pharmacy student currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate or Pharm D (entry level) Pharmacy Program outside BC and wish to complete a period of Structured Practical Training, or to provide pharmacy services while under the supervision of a full pharmacist in this province, you can register as a Student Pharmacist under the non-UBC category.
Note: Registration in this category only permits you to complete your structured practicing training or to provide pharmacy services under the supervision of full pharmacist in the province. Registration in this category is only valid for 1 year and is not eligible for renewal (i.e. need to “reapply”); it does not serve as pre-registration before applying for Full Pharmacist registration. If you wish to become a registered pharmacist in BC, and you are graduating from a Canadian or U.S. university, you must also pre-register as a “New Pharmacy Graduate from Canada” or “New Pharmacy Graduate from United States”. Please visit the appropriate webpage for more information.
Here are the steps to register with the College:
- Register with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Please allow at least 45 days to complete processing of your Student Pharmacist Registration application.
If you had previously downloaded the pre-registration application form (footer noted 2020-11-20), the College will accept your application package by mail until December 31, 2021.
If you decide to upload the previous version of the notarized identification form (footer noted 2020-11-20) via the Online Pre-Registration Module, we will accept it until December 31, 2021. Ensure to review the new Application Checklist for Pre-Registration/Student Pharmacist Registration prior to your submission.
Effective January 1, 2022, all pre-registration applications must be submitted online (unless otherwise instructed) using the current version of all forms.
Prior to submitting your online pre-registration application, begin by reviewing the general information section on the New Pharmacist Registration page and collect all your required documents by referring to the Application Checklist for Pre-Registration.
For applicants who have never pre-registered or registered with the College, submit your Pre-Registration application online by going to the eServices webpage and clicking the “Online Pre-Registration Module” link, then follow the instructions to create a new eServices account.Follow the instructions to enter your information and upload the required documents on the Application Summary page, then submit your payment by credit card for the pre-registration application fee.
Once you have submitted payment, allow 5 business days for your application to be reviewed. You will be notified by email when there is an update to your application status.
Note that the processing time for the Criminal Record Check (CRC) is at least 45 days. If adjudication or fingerprinting is required, the processing time will be further extended. Visit the CRC webpage for more information.
Your pre-registration application is considered complete once all your documents are approved and your CRC result is received from the Ministry. Ensure your email address under the “My Profile” tab in eServices is up-to-date. If necessary, add the College’s email addresses to your Safe Sender List to avoid College emails from being filtered into your junk folder.
For those who were previously pre-registered or registered with the College, you must email the completed HPA Form 4C Application for Pre-Registration (Pharmacist) to the Registration Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org, as you will not be able to use the Online Pre-Registration Module to apply.
*If you were previously registered with the College as a Student Pharmacist (non-UBC), you will not be able to submit your subsequent pre-registration application online through eServices. Complete HPA Form 6 Application for Student Pharmacist Registration and submit to the Registration Department at: email@example.com.
Congratulations! You are now a registered student pharmacist. The College will issue you a student registration card. Your student registration will be valid for a period of 1 year. You can access your registration card through eServices. If you require an additional year, you will be required to re-apply as in step 1.