Steps to Registration
Step 1. Graduation
Graduate from an accredited pharmacy technician program.
An accredited pharmacy technician programs means a program accredited by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Students are responsible for confirming the accreditation status of the pharmacy technician program and the program's accreditation timeline. This information can be found on the CCAPP website. Confirmation of graduation can be provided directly from the educational institution, the original diploma can be presented to the PEI College of Pharmacists, or a notarized copy can be forwarded. Applicants must present to the PEI College of Pharmacists for Registration within three years of graduation.
See graduates prior to September 22, 2014 below
Step 2. Registration as a Pharmacy Technician Student
Graduates must register as a pharmacy technician student prior to commencing their structured practice experience. See Student Registration.
Step 3. English Language Proficiency
Applicants are required to meet English Language Proficiency requirements as outlined in the PEI College of Pharmacists Policy on Language Proficiency Requirments for Pharmacists and Technicians. English language proficiency must be met prior to commencing the Structured Practice Experience program.
The results of any English language proficiency assessment are valid for two years. The applicant must arrange for test scores to be sent directly from the testing organization to the PEI College of Pharmacists.
Step 4. Structured Practice Experience
Successful completion of the structured practice experience as a registered Pharmacy Technician Student, under the supervision of a preceptor, as follows: 280 hours or ~8 weeks. To apply for registration as a pharmacy technician student select the link below.
Application as a Pharmacy Technician Student
Once registered as a pharmacy technician student, complete the Structured Practice Experience Application which can be found in the member profile on the PEI College of Pharmacists website.
Step 5. PEBC Qualifying Exam
Successfully complete the PEBC Qualifying Exam, Part I (MCQ) and II (OSPE). The Qualifying exam may be completed any time after graduation but must be completed within 3 years of graduation.
Step 6. PEI Jurisprudence Exam
Successful completion of the PEI Jurisprudence Exam. There are two regular sittings held at the PEI College of Pharmacists office in the spring and fall. A special sitting can be arranged by contacting the College office. The results of the exam are valid for two years. The jurisprudence exam may be completed prior to completing the PEBC Qualifying Exam. The Jurisprudence exam application can be found in the member area of the PEI College of Pharmacists website.
Graduates prior to September 22, 2014
A student graduating from a pharmacy technician training program prior to September 22, 2014 be eligible for registration provided the student successfully completes the following:
1. PEI College of Pharmacists Jurisprudence exam
2. The Post-graduate structured practical training to the satisfaction of the preceptor that the applicant is competent to practice as a pharmacy technician
3. Meets all other required registration and qualification requirements
4. Is registered with the PEI College of Pharmacists by September 22, 2017.
See: Application for Registration for those graduating from a CCAPP-accredited Training Program prior to September 22, 2014