What are the criteria for applicants applying to be a licensee of a new or existing pharmacy?

  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.