Pharmacy student registration
A student enrolled in a pharmacy degree program may complete practice experience (structured or unstructured) in PEI if he/she is registered as a pharmacy student. A pharmacy student may not circumvent the registration process by working as an unregistered pharmacy assistant.
The student registration year begins on September 15th. Student registration must be renewed annually if the student is completing practice experience or working in PEI.
The requirements for Pharmacy Student Registration are set out in the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations.
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.
Student applicants may complete the application form online.
Proof of Identity
Applicants must provide proof of identity with either a valid passport OR a birth certificate or Canadian citizenship certificate and a piece of photo identification.
Enrollment in a Pharmacy Degree Program
Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in a pharmacy degree program in the form of a letter from the educational institution where the applicant is enrolled OR current transcripts.
Letters of Standing
Applicants are required to submit a letter of standing from any and all regulatory bodies where they have held a registration. Please contact each regulatory body to request that the PEI College of Pharmacy to request that the PEICP 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. At a minimum, applicants must have current certification in Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C. The certificate may be uploaded into the applicant’s registrant profile.
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 MyBackCheck.com to provide criminal record checks for registration with PEICP. Select the link below to request a record check.
Please ensure that the criminal record check you submitted with your application for provisional registration is up to date.
Preceptor / Site Approval Form
Students are required to have a preceptor to supervise any practice experience (including unstructured practice experience.) Both the preceptor and site must be approved by the PEI College of Pharmacy prior to the commencement of any practice experience, including practice site assigned to the student by their educational institution. The preceptor/site approval form can be found here: Preceptor Site Approval Form Fillable PDF. Both the student and the preceptor(s) will be directed to complete the form. Once the application has been approved by the College, both the student and preceptor will be notified. A new preceptor/site approval form must be submitted to and approved by the PEICP each time a student changes to a new preceptor or site.
Student Administration of Injections
Pharmacy students may perform injections under supervision of their preceptor, who must hold an Extended Practice Certification in Drug Administration. Students must submit evidence of having completed a CCCEP stage II accredited Injection and Training Program, or completed training as part of their pharmacy degree curriculum before administering injections.
Pharmacy Students and Provisional Pharmacists Administering Injections
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 pharmacy student.