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If you are a student enrolled in a pharmacy program at a Canadian university, outside of Alberta, that is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), you are eligible to apply to the pharmacy student register. Registration with ACP is required to practise as a pharmacy student under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.  

Follow these steps to register as a pharmacy student: 

  1. Prepare your supporting documentation. All documents must be in PDF format.
  1. Complete and submit your application.
    • Once you are ready to apply, complete the following steps:
      • Access the application to the pharmacy student register (in myACP). All applications can be found in the Catalog.
      • If you only need a temporary permit to complete a short-term practicum or rotation in Alberta, you may apply for a six-month term at a reduced fee. However, if you intend to practise as a pharmacist in Alberta at the conclusion of your studies, we recommend applying for the full four-year term.
      • The application will require you to upload the supporting documentation you prepared in Step 1. Your application is not complete until all supporting documentation has been uploaded and you have submitted the application.
  1. Application decision.
    • Complete applications are reviewed in the order in which they are submitted and may take up to 15 business days to assess and process. Incomplete applications will result in further delays. 
    • ACP will notify you via email once a decision has been made or if we have any questions regarding your application.
  1. Provide your payment.
    • If approved, you will be required to provide payment online. The college’s fees are outlined in the ACP fee schedule. Only the following payment methods will be accepted:
      • Visa, and
      • Mastercard.
    • Payment must be provided within 30 days of your approval, or your application will expire. If this happens, you will be required to reapply.
  1. Access your practice permit.
    • Once your payment has been processed, your practice permit can be accessed from your myACP profile.
    • The term of a student practice permit is typically four years and commences when the practice permit is issued. If you applied for a temporary permit, the practice permit is only valid for six months.
    • You must not practise as a pharmacy student until you receive notification that your practice permit is issued.
    • Once you have successfully graduated from the pharmacy program, you are then eligible to submit the application to the provisional pharmacist register by a pharmacy student. You must be on the provisional pharmacist register to complete ACP’s Structured Practical Training (SPT) program, one of the entry-to-practice requirements to be a pharmacist in Alberta.