Requirements for Registration- Pharmacist
In order to practice as a pharmacist in Prince Edward Island, an individual must be registered as a pharmacist with the PEI College of Pharmacists.
Steps to Registration
Submit the Application for Initial Registration as a Pharmacist and fees with the documentation outlined below. All documentation must be received by the PEI College of Pharmacists in its original form or a notarized copy. Original documents may be brought the PEI College of Pharmacists office to be copied by the staff and then the originals returned to the applicant.
Graduation from a CCAPP accredited Pharmacy Degree Program in Canada
Provide confirmation that the applicant has graduated from an accredited pharmacy degree program in Canada. The confirmation may come directly from the educational institution or the original degree may be presented to the PEI College of Pharmacists office.
A pharmacy graduate must register with the PEI College of Pharmacists within three years of graduation from an accredited pharmacy degree program.
Proof of Identity
Applicants are required to provide proof of identity which may either be:
(1) a Birth Certificate or Canadian Citizenship Certificate and a piece of photo id or;
(2) a valid passport
Applicants must present proof of identity in person at the PEI College of Pharmacists office or forward notarized copies of either of the above.
Criminal Record Check
Applicants are required to provide evidence that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence. Applicants must submit a criminal record background check including a vulnerable sector check that has been completed within one year of the application. A criminal record check may be completed online through the PEI College of Pharmacists website or by visiting local law enforcement detachments.
English Language Proficiency
Meet English Language Proficiency as outlined in the National Association of Provincial Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) English Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada or in the PEI College of Pharmacists Policy on English Language Proficiency Requirements for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Applicants who have graduated from an accredited pharmacy degree program in Canada or the US, where the instructional language is English, will have met the language proficiency requirements unless a trigger suggest that language proficiency testing is necessary.
See NAPRA's English Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada
Successful completion of the PEI Jurisprudence Exam. The Jurisprudence Exam application can be found in the member area of the PEI College of Pharmacists website. Upon completion of the Initial Registration as a Pharmacist Application, applicants will be directed to log into the member profile with the username and password created during the application process. The Jurisprudence Exam application will be visible on the member home page. Dates and times for regular sittings of the exam can be found under Jurisprudence Exams.
Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada PEBC Examinations
Successful completion of the PEBC Qualifying Examinations Part I (MCQ) and Part II (OSCE)
For more information, visit the PEBC website www.pebc.ca
Unstructured Practice Experience
Successfully complete 280 hours of unstructured practice experience as a registered pharmacy student.
Post-Graduate Practice Experience
Successfully complete 280 hours of structured practice experience under the supervision of a preceptor after completion of a pharmacy degree program. see Provisional Registration
**Note** Pharmacists applying for the Part A Register, who will be working in a retail pharmacy and therefore required to bill to PEI Pharmacare, will need to be registered with PEI Pharmacare for billing purposes. Below is the link to the form that will need to be completed and forwarded to PEI Pharmacare:
DIS Access- Pharmacist Application
This is not a requirement of registration with the PEI College of Pharmacists. It is the registrant's responsibility ensure the above forms are completed and submitted in a timely manner. Please contact PEI Pharmacare at 902-368-4947 for more information.