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If you are a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Entry to Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program or another pharmacy program in Canada that is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), you are eligible to apply to the provisional pharmacist register. Registration with ACP is required to practise as a provisional pharmacist (intern) under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.  

The Applying to the provisional register by a pharmacy student guide provides step-by-step instructions to help you apply to the provisional pharmacist register.

Follow these steps to register as a provisional pharmacist:  

  1. Prepare your supporting documentation. All documents must be in PDF format.
    • Registration statutory declaration.
      • The Statutory Declaration must be declared before a notary public or a commissioner for oaths within the past six months. Out of province declarants must use a notary public.
    • Enhanced Police Information Check.
      • The Enhanced Police Information Check must be current within the past six months.
    • If available, proof of graduation (e.g., a letter from the university confirming graduation or degree).
      • If not available, you may be required to provide proof of graduation later in the application process.  
  1. Complete and submit your application.
    • Once you are ready to apply, complete the following steps:
      • Access the application to the provisional pharmacist register by a pharmacy student  (in myACP). All applications can be found in the Catalog.
      • 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. Access your practice permit.
    • Once your application is approved, your practice permit can be accessed from your myACP profile.
    • The term of a provisional pharmacist practice permit is typically two years and commences when the practice permit is issued.
    • You must not practise as a provisional pharmacist until you receive notification that your practice permit is issued.
    • You have two years to complete ACP’s Structured Practical Training (SPT) program, one of the entry-to-practice requirements to be a pharmacist in Alberta. Once these requirements are met, you are then eligible to apply to the clinical pharmacist register.