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Licensee Education Program (LEP)

The new requirements provide assurance to ACP that the prospective licensee or proprietor’s agent is qualified and capable of fulfilling their legislative responsibilities, and that the proposed pharmacy will be operated in compliance with the legislation that governs pharmacy practice in Alberta.
For the best online experience when taking the LEP program, please ensure to use Google Chrome as your web browser.

Anyone who is applying to become a proprietor’s agent for a new pharmacy or an existing pharmacy MUST complete the proprietor’s self-assessment or Part B.

Every licensed pharmacy requires a licensee and a proprietor’s agent as identified on the application for a pharmacy licence. The proprietor’s agent is the individual who is either the owner or the designated representative of the owner(s) who fulfils the responsibilities and obligations of a proprietor in accordance with the Pharmacy and Drug Act and has been identified and approved through a pharmacy application process (see further explanation here).

  • Any pharmacist who is not currently a licensee, MUST complete Parts A and B before applying to become a licensee.
  • Any pharmacist who is currently a licensee
    • MUST complete Part B before applying to renew their pharmacy licence in 2021 (deadline is May 31, 2021);
    • MAY complete Part A; and
    • MUST complete Part A and Part B if they are applying to become a licensee of a new pharmacy, or if they are applying to become the new licensee of an existing pharmacy.
  • Anyone who is applying to become a proprietor’s agent for a new pharmacy or an existing pharmacy MUST complete the proprietor’s self-assessment or Part B.
The course can be found on the Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship website, in the Educational Programs & Opportunities part of the office’s website.
The course is hosted by Queen’s University, on its Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship website. Access links can be found in the Licensee Education Program section of our website and the ACP online learning section (both found under Competence).

For current licensees of existing pharmacies, the deadline to complete Part B of the LEP is May 31, 2021, which should be sufficient time to complete the course. When developing the program, we ensured we were respectful of the busy time and provided a timeline for completion that reflected this.

The cost is consistent with other accredited learning and with the amount charged by other colleges for a similar accredited course. There is a cost associated with developing accredited education of this magnitude.