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FAQ

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.

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.

Part A of the LEP has been CCCEP-accredited for six continuing education units (CEUs). Part B of the LEP has been CCCEP-accredited for four CEUs.

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).
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.
  • 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.

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).

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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.
  1. You must be in good standing with ACP, including, but not limited to
    • no conditions or restrictions on your practice permit,
    • no outstanding complaints that have been referred to a Hearing Tribunal or outstanding sanctions ordered by the Hearing Tribunal, and
    • no other restrictions on practice or requirements to submit for assessment under Section 118 of the Health Professions Act.
  1. You must submit an Enhanced Police Information Check that was completed within the past six months.
  2. You must complete Part A and Part B of ACP’s Licensee Education Program (LEP). This applies even if you are or were previously a licensee of a pharmacy (including if you are on maternity leave for the same pharmacy).
  3. If you are or have been a registered member of a pharmacy regulatory authority or any other regulated profession in Canada in the past 10 years, you must request a letter of standing to be sent directly from the other jurisdiction to ACP on your behalf.
  4. You must demonstrate you have the qualifications, experience, and/or support to fulfill the role as a licensee and are expected to meet at least two of the following attributes:
    • You have been registered on ACP’s clinical pharmacist register or as a pharmacist in another Canadian jurisdiction for the past two consecutive years or more.
    • In the past five years, you have served as a licensee or the equivalent in a Canadian jurisdiction for at least one year, without being subject to discipline proceedings.
    • In the past 10 years, you have served as a proprietor of one or more pharmacies in Alberta for at least two consecutive years, where there have been no discipline proceedings.
    • You will practise in a licensed pharmacy where the proprietor’s agent is a regulated member in good standing with ACP. This applies even if the licensee AND the proprietor’s agent are the same person.

The following two attributes only apply if the licensee and the proprietor’s agent are different people.

  • You will practise in a licensed pharmacy where, in the past five years, the proprietor’s agent has served as a licensee in Alberta for at least one year, without being subject to discipline proceedings.
  • You will practise in a licensed pharmacy where, in the past 10 years, the proprietor has owned one or more pharmacies in Alberta for at least two consecutive years, where there have been no discipline proceedings.
Pharmacy licensee applicants may provide additional information to ACP to support their application and, upon application, the registrar may approve an applicant upon considering other qualifying attributes.
  1. If you are a regulated member with ACP, you must be in good standing with ACP, including, but not limited to
    • no conditions or restrictions on your practice permit,
    • no outstanding complaints that have been referred to a Hearing Tribunal or outstanding sanctions ordered by the Hearing Tribunal, and
    • no other restrictions on practice or requirements to submit for assessment under Section 118 of the Health Professions Act.
  1. You must submit an Enhanced Police Information Check that was completed within the past six months.
  2. You must complete the Proprietor’s Self-Assessment or Part B of ACP’s Licensee Education Program (LEP). This applies even if you are or were previously a proprietor’s agent of a pharmacy.
  3. If you are or have been a registered member of a pharmacy regulatory authority or any other regulated profession in Canada in the past 10 years, you must request a letter of standing to be sent directly from the other jurisdiction to ACP on your behalf.
The Enhanced Police Information Check must be completed within the past six months and must be submitted at the same time as when the application is submitted.
If you continue to be the licensee of your current pharmacy, you are required to complete Part B of the LEP and submit your statement of completion when you renew your pharmacy license in 2021 (deadline May 31, 2021).
No. Unless you intend to open a new pharmacy or apply to be a proprietor’s agent of a different pharmacy you do not have to complete the LEP.

Yes, these new criteria apply to prospective licensees and proprietor’s agents who wish to open a new pharmacy and apply for a new pharmacy licence. The new criteria also apply to pharmacists applying to be the licensee or individuals applying to be the proprietor’s agent of an existing pharmacy.

Yes, you will need to have completed the applicable section(s) of the LEP for any new application for licensee or proprietor’s agent. The statement(s) of completion must be submitted at the same time as when the application is submitted.
Yes. Any pharmacist 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. If you have completed Part B already you do not have to repeat it.
Yes. Any pharmacist must complete both Part A and Part B if they are applying to become a licensee of a pharmacy. If you have completed Part A already you do not have to repeat it. If you have completed Part B already you do not have to repeat it.