New Graduates - CCAPP-Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Technician Program

Step 1: CCAPP-accredited training program

Step 2: Register with ACP

Step 3: Structured Practical Training (SPT)

  • Complete ACP's Structured Practical Training (SPT) program.
  • You must be registered on the Provisional Pharmacy Technician Register to complete the SPT program.

Step 4: Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam

  • Successfully complete the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam.
  • You must be registered on the Provisional Pharmacy Technician Register to write this exam.
  • You do not have to complete SPT hours or the PEBC Qualifying Exam prior to writing the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam.

Step 5: PEBC Qualifying Exam

  • Successfully complete the PEBC Qualifying Exam.
  • If you have already passed the PEBC Qualifying Exam in another Canadian province, you do not have to rewrite it in Alberta.
  • You do not have to complete SPT hours or the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam prior to sitting the PEBC Qualifying Exam.
  • PEBC Qualifying Exam results must be current within 3 years at the time of application for initial pharmacy technician licensure. If exam results exceed the 3 year limit, the provisional pharmacy technician will be required to retake both Part I and Part II of the PEBC Qualifying Exam prior to initial licensure in Alberta.

Step 6: Register on the Pharmacy Technician Register

  • Once you've met all requirements, fax or email the application form for the Pharmacy Technician Register.
  • You must have personal malpractice insurance (one million dollars) in place at the time of application (insurance providers are listed on the application form).
  • Allow 3-5 business days for application processing.

Registering on the Provisional Pharmacy Technician Register

Step 1: Application form

Step 2: One endorsed passport sized photo

  • To endorse the photo, the guarantor writes, "I certify that this is a true likeness of [applicant's name]" on the back of the photo and signs below.

Step 3: An endorsed copy of a Canadian birth certificate, Canada passport, or valid working papers

  • To endorse a copy, the guarantor writes, "I certify that this is a true copy" on the back of the document and signs below.
  • You must be able to legally work in Canada before appying to the Provisional Pharmacy Technician Register.

Step 4: An endorsed copy of your college diploma from a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program

  • To endorse a copy, the guarantor writes, "I certify that this is a true copy" on the back of the document and signs below.

Step 5: Criminal record check

  • Provide an original copy of a criminal record check.
  • Criminal record checks are available from the city police department, local RCMP detachment, or BackCheck online.
  • Vulnerable sector search and finger printing are not required.

Step 6: Two letters of character reference

  • Must be written within the last 12 months
  • May be written by anyone except family members
  • Should be written by someone who has known you for at least one year
  • Must include the reference's name, contact information, and signature, as well as how long the reference has known you, in what capacity they have known you, and a statement about your good character

Step 7: Fee payment


Questions?

registrationinfo@abpharmacy.ca
780-990-0321 or toll-free at 1-877-227-3838