Transferring from another Canadian jurisdiction

The requirements for General Registration are set out in the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations. A pharmacist registered in another Canadian jurisdiction may apply for registration in Prince Edward Island. The applicant is eligible to be registered in an equivalent category to which they are registered in another Canadian jurisdiction.

Unless otherwise specified, all documentation must be received by the PEI College of Pharmacy in its original form or as a notarized copy. Original documents may be presented to the PEI College of Pharmacy office to be copied by staff.

Application Form

Applicants currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction must fill out the Initial Pharmacist Application form.

Proof of Identity

Submit proof of identity with either: 

1. a passport, OR 

2. a birth certificate or Canadian citizenship certificate and a piece of government-issued photo identification.

Letter of Standing

Applicants are required to submit a letter of standing from any and all regulatory bodies where they hold a registration. Please contact each regulatory body to request that the PEI College of Pharmacy Letter of Standing form be completed and forwarded directly to the PEI College of Pharmacy office.

CPR and First Aid

CPR and First Aid Requirements are set out in the CPR and First Aid Policy. CPR and First Aid certification is required if the pharmacist will be applying for an extended practice certification in drug administration. 

Professional Liability Insurance

The professional liability insurance policy must be in accordance with section 14 of the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations.
The policy certificate may be uploaded to the applicant’s registrant profile. If the policy certificate is not immediately available, a paid receipt showing the expiry date of the policy and the policy amount is accepted in the interim.

Criminal Record Check

The PEI College of Pharmacy Criminal Record Check Policy requires that applicants submit the results of an Extended Police Information Check (EPIC) that has been completed within 3 months of application. An EPIC is valid for a period of 5 years once on file with the College providing there has not been a break in registration. At the discretion of the College, registrants may be selected to provide an additional EPIC before their expiration date.

The College has partnered with to provide criminal record checks for registration with PEICP. Select the link below to request a record check.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements in accordance with the PEI College of Pharmacy on English Language Proficiency for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians or the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada. All applicants who have received an accredited Canadian or American university degree in Pharmacy will not be required to undergo further testing unless a trigger suggests that a test for language proficiency is necessary.


Applicants will access a fee invoice through the registrant profile. Applications are not considered complete until all required documentation is received and fees are paid. Fees are non-refundable.

When the application has been processed, the applicant will receive e-mail notification of registration as a general pharmacist.

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