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Currently in Practice Path
Those who are “currently in practice” will have a limited time to pursue registration through this
path as it is only offered until December 31, 2015. After that time, those wishing to become
registered, will have to take the ‘new to practice’ path and successfully complete a
CCAPP accredited pharmacy technician program offered through a public or private college.
In order to be eligible to take the “currently in practice” path, you must have a minimum of 2000
hours of relevant “pharmacy practice” in the past 3 years. Specific duties defined as “pharmacy
practice” are identified on the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) website at
Here’s what you need to do to become registered as a pharmacy technician in BC.
Step 1
Successfully complete the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
(PEBC) Pharmacy Technician Evaluating Examination
Telephone: 416.979.2431
Fax: 416.599.9244
Email: [email protected]
You are exempt from completing the PEBC Evaluating Exam if you hold a
certification from either PTCB-AB (up to 2008) or OCP (up to 2008), or
completed an accredited pharmacist degree program in Canada or the
continental U.S.
Step 2
Pre-register with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Allow up to 20 business days to process this application.
Step 3
Application for Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician - Currently in
Successfully complete the Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program
Registration for the Bridging Program is available through both UBC’s
Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development (UBC-CPPD) or Selkirk
Bridging program information
UBC Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program
Selkirk Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program
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Step 4
Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination
Step 5
Jurisprudence Examination information
Jurisprudence Examination orientation presentation (mp4)
Jurisprudence Examination online application
Successfully complete the PEBC Pharmacy Technician Qualifying
Exam – Part I and Part II
For information on the PEBC Qualifying Exam, visit the PEBC website.
Step 6
Submit the “Application for Pharmacy Technician Registration”
After completing the above requirements, submit the final application below
to complete your registration. Allow up to 5 business days for processing.
Step 7
Application for Pharmacy Technician Registration
You have now completed all the steps necessary to become a registered
pharmacy technician in BC. The College will send you a confirmation
notice and issue a certificate of registration and annual registration card.
You will need to renew your registration each year.
Note the following:
Steps 1 and 2 can be completed in any order.
You must be pre-registered with the College prior to enrolling in the Bridging Program.
Steps 3, 4 and 5 can be completed in any order. However, it is recommended to complete
the Bridging Program prior to the PEBC Qualifying Exam.
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