UBC Pharmacy Student (Student Pharmacist)

UBC Pharmacy Student (Student Pharmacist)

All pharmacy students from the University of British Columbia (UBC) are required to register with the College as a Student Pharmacist prior to the start of their first year. Student Pharmacist registration allows students to undergo their structured practical training, and to provide pharmacy services under the supervision of a Full Pharmacist when enrolled as a student in the pharmacy program.

Pharmacy students must maintain their registration throughout the length of their pharmacy program by completing their online renewal prior to the start of each school year, and may apply for Full Pharmacist registration after graduation* when they have met all the requirements.

*Students must complete registration as a Full Pharmacist, in accordance with Registration Committee Policy-9 by January 31 of the following year after graduation. Otherwise, they will be required to pre-register in the New Pharmacy Graduate from Canada category prior to being able to register as a Full Pharmacist.

Registration Process for UBC Students (from 1st year Pharmacy to Full Pharmacist Registration)

Student Pharmacist Registration for 1st Year UBC Students
  1. Review the General Information
    Review the General Information section on the introduction page before beginning the application process to ensure you have all the correct documentation required.
  2. Apply online through eServices 
    1. Go to eServices and select "Pre-Registration" in the top menu
    2. Create an eServices account by clicking on the "Register" button
    3. Select your registration category: “Pharmacist” and “Student (UBC)
    4. Review and complete the required information
    5. Make payment with credit card​
  3. Mail the following documents to the College:
    1. Completed Notarized Identification form;
    2. Notarized copy of primary ID;
      • Birth certificate or Canadian citizenship certificate/card
    3. Copy of name change or marriage certificate (if applicable);
      • If the names on your documents are inconsistent and a name change or marriage certificate cannot account for the differences (e.g. different spelling), you must provide a notarized affidavit (see sample affidavit template).
    4. Notarized copy of evidence of authorization to work;
      • Acceptable documents include: Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizenship certificate/card, Canadian passport, “Confirmation of Permanent Residence” document (preferred), Permanent Resident card or work permit.
    5. Letter of standing sent directly to the College from each of your previous or current regulatory bodies, if you have been registered/licensed in a health profession in any other jurisdiction including outside of Canada.
      • Letters(s) must be dated no earlier than 3 months of receiving your application. If you were previously registered elsewhere but are unable to provide a letter of standing, you must submit a notarized affidavit (see sample affidavit template). If you have never been previously registered as a health professional, a letter of standing is not required.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email when your Student Pharmacist registration is completed.
    This will take at least 30 business days to complete due to the processing time of the Criminal Record Check (CRC) from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. 

    To check the status of your registration application:

    1. Log onto your eServices account
    2. Click on the “Apply for Pre-Registration” button
    3. Click on the “Summary & Payment” tab

    Ensure your email address under the “My Profile” tab on eServices is up-to-date. Add the College’s email addresses to the Safe Sender List if necessary.

    **You will be required to renew your Student Pharmacist registration through  eServices prior to August 31 each year (i.e before starting your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of pharmacy).  You will receive a renewal notice by email to submit your renewal application online.  See the Registration Renewal section for more information.

Assessments for Full Pharmacist Registration

You will be required to successfully complete the following assessments in your final year of the pharmacy program:

  1. Jurisprudence Examination (JE)
    Jurisprudence Exam

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

  2. Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Examination – Part I (MCQ) and Part II (OSCE)
    Visit the PEBC website for more information.
Full Pharmacist APplication Process

To apply for Full Pharmacist registration, submit the following application:

  1. Apply to be a registered Full Pharmacist

    You may submit your Full Pharmacist 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 Full Pharmacist Registration to identify the required documents or information prior to submitting your application.

    To submit your Full Pharmacist 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.

Your application will be reviewed within 5 business days upon receipt of payment and documents (and your PEBC result if this is the only remaining requirement for your application).

The College will send you a confirmation notice by email once your Full Pharmacist Registration has been completed and your registration number has been issued.  At that time, you will be able to access your registration card through eServices and you may practice as a pharmacist in B.C.. 

Your registration is valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually. For more information, see Registration renewal.

Your registration certificate will be mailed to you when available.

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.