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Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam


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Ethics and jurisprudence exam study guide - pharmacists & pharmacy technicians (PDF)


What is the Ethics & Jurisprudence exam?

The Ethics & Jurisprudence exam is an entry to practice requirement for registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Alberta.  You must complete the exam no more than two years before submitting the final application for registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Alberta.

The Ethics & Jurisprudence exam tests your abilities to

  • remember foundational aspects of pharmacy legislation in Alberta,
  • understand key concepts set out in ACP’s standards of practice and code of ethics, and
  • apply procedural knowledge essential to the safe and effective practice of an entry-level pharmacist or pharmacy technician.

Exam quick facts

The exam is

  • composed of 100 multiple choice questions,
  • held in approved testing centres throughout Alberta,
  • in electronic format,
  • two hours in length, and
  • closed-book (no reference materials allowed).

Exam results are valid two years from the date of completion of the exam.

How to register for the exam

  • Once you have registered as a provisional pharmacist or pharmacy technician, ACP will issue you a user ID and password to enter the exam booking site.
  • There are no set exam dates; using the booking site, choose a test centre and three dates that fit your schedule (Monday to Friday).
  • Test centres are available throughout Alberta and select sites in other Canadian provinces.
  • Please allow a minimum of three business days to confirm exam bookings in Alberta and a minimum of seven business days for exam bookings outside of Alberta.
  • You will receive exam confirmation and exam day instructions by email.


  • The cost of your first attempt at the exam is included in the ACP registration fee.
  • There is a fee for additional attempts, which you will be prompted to pay online at the testing centre.
  • An additional fee of $42 applies if you are writing the exam from outside of Alberta.

Exam day requirements

To write the exam, you must bring

  • at least one piece of government issued photo identification;
  • your ACP user ID and password (the same ones used to book the exam);
  • a copy of your exam confirmation email (printed or electronic); and
  •  a Visa or Mastercard to pay the additional fee, if writing the exam outside of Alberta.

Preparing for the exam

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What happens next?

Within three hours of completing the exam, you'll receive your results via email.


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