Page Category: Registration

Continuous Professional Development

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must engage in continuous professional development to maintain licensure and must attest to having done so during annual renewal. 

Documentation Requirements

    • Form M – Continuing Professional Development Learning Project – Record Sheet 
    • Form N –  Professional Development Log

Forms M and N do not need to be sent to the College unless requested.

If you are a new pharmacist graduate:

If, during the same year you received your degree,

  • you have completed your post-graduate training manual (4 weeks in length), and
  • became a licensed pharmacist,

You are deemed to have met the continuing education (CE) requirement for the renewal period (November 1 to November 30) for the coming year only.  (e.g., if graduation date is May, 2020, a pharmacist license is obtained in 2020 then during the renewal process for the year 2021, you are deemed to have met the continuing education requirement).  Every year thereafter, please refer to the continuous professional development requirements.

If you are a new pharmacy technician graduate: 

  • If between November 1st of the previous year and November 30th of the current year you spent 15 hours or more completing your Structured Practical Training manual and,
  • became a licensed Pharmacy Technician,

You are deemed to have met the continuing education (CE) requirement for the renewal period (November 1 to November 30) for the coming year only. For example, if you began the training manual in December, 2018 and a pharmacy technician licence was obtained in 2019 then during the renewal process for the year 2020, you were deemed to have met the continuing education requirement. Every year thereafter, please refer to the continuous professional development requirements.

Form M

Form N

Jurisprudence Exam

The Jurisprudence Examination is designed to assess an applicant’s knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply, the legislation that impacts current pharmacy practice in New Brunswick. All candidates for registration/licensure as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in New Brunswick are required to successfully pass the Jurisprudence Exam. Legislation and guidance for New Brunswick pharmacy professionals 

Links to Federal and Provincial legislation 

2022 Exam Schedule 

The deadline to apply is 14 days before the exam date.

Scheduled sittings 

  • June  22
  • October 19     

 

Special sitting availability

  • August 16, 17 or 18    
  • December 6, 7 or 8  

You may select either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Jurisprudence Exam Information & Study Guide  

Application form  

The examination dates are announced at least two months in advance.

Registration

Register as a:

Pharmacist Student
Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician Student
Pharmacy Technician

The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists governs and regulates the practice of pharmacy in New Brunswick. Before working in New Brunswick, all students, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must register with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists.

All candidates must be proficient in one of Canada’s official languages (English or French). 

Standard processing time for applications is 14 days, from the date all parts of the application package are received by the College, in the required format. 

When completing an application, candidates must also submit:

  1. Identification documents that state the applicant’s legal name, date of birth and that contain a photo.  Valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license) are accepted.  Canadian Birth or Citizenship Certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant.   NOTE: A copy of the identification document(s) will only be accepted if they are an exact replica and have been notarized by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer.  The copied photo must be clear enough to identify the applicant or it will be rejected.

  2. Criminal Record Check (Original document required); issued within the last 6 months, by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service, including a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). Assessment must document that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada), or the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).
  3. Proof of Personal Liability Insurance in the required amounts per Regulation 25.1.
  4. Current Workplace Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” 
  • Pharmacy Professionals on an active direct client care register must hold current, valid first aid and CPR certification[i] that is equivalent to Red Cross Workplace Standard First Aid, CPR Level C. The required certification involves an in-person component.
  • New applicants will be required to show proof of certification in order to register and license on a direct client care register.
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register must certify annually at license renewal that their First Aid & CPR certification, in the required format is current and valid*.
    • * Pharmacy professionals have until mid-2024 to achieve this new level of certification that replaces the previous Red Cross Emergency Standard First Aid, CPR Level C requirement. 
  • All other requirements as outlined in the application package being submitted. For more information, click here 

The following documents must be submitted in their original format:

  • Criminal Record Check, unless using a credible online service.
  • Letter of Standing, unless emailed directly from another Canadian Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA). 

A copy of the following documents may submitted to the NBCP office in place of the original document only when notarized by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer.  A faxed copy will not be accepted.

  • Photo identification
  • University Degree (for new graduate applicants)

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About Jurisprudence Exam  
Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC)
Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada for International Pharmacists

Pharmacy Technician Student

For applicants enrolled in an accredited pharmacy technician program

The following are the steps to register in New Brunswick:

  1. Register as a pharmacy technician student: Registration – Pharmacy Technician Student 
  2. Submit your Apprenticeship Agreement after receiving registration confirmation from the College.
  3. Review the Responsibilities of Preceptors and Students 
  4. Receive acknowledgement from the College that the Apprenticeship Agreement is approved.
  5. Begin working on the Structured Practical Evaluation training manual (SPE).
  6. Submit required appendices from the completed training manual* to the College.
  7. Submit Evidence of Time Service*
  8. Register as a Pharmacy Technician: Registration – Pharmacy Technician* For applicants who have studied in Canada and are not licensed to practice as a pharmacy technician in any jurisdiction (e.g., new graduate)

Standard processing time for applications is 14 days from the date all parts of the application package are received by the College in the required format.

Practical Training

All applicants must be registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists (the College) as a pharmacy technician student before completing the required training as described below. No time service shall be completed in the province of New Brunswick without being registered with the College.

  • A minimum of 14 weeks of practical training in New Brunswick is required for licensure as a pharmacy technician to be served as follows:
    • a minimum of 8 weeks of structured practice experience as part of the accredited education program.
    • a minimum of 6 weeks practice experience to be served in New Brunswick following graduation, which shall include the Structured Practical Evaluation (SPE).

Apprenticeship Agreement 

After registration has been confirmed, an Apprenticeship Agreement must be submitted and approved by the NBCP before students begin a block of time service with an approved preceptor.   
Submit an Apprenticeship Agreement 

Preceptor qualifications are stipulated in Section 12.23 of the Regulations. Preceptors and students must read the Responsibilities of the Student and Preceptor document.

The student is responsible for submitting the required information to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists. It is not the responsibility of the preceptor.

Evidence of Time Service 

Evidence of time service must be submitted to the NB College of Pharmacists no later than two weeks following the completion of any time service period.
Submit an Evidence of Time Service form

*NOTE : If work was in another province, the pharmacy regulatory authority in that province must submit a letter on your behalf, confirming the completed time service in order for it to be considered for licensure in New Brunswick. Please contact the College if you have any questions about the registration process, or require additional information.

Current Workplace Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” 

  • Pharmacy professionals on an active direct client care register must hold current, valid first aid and CPR certification[i] that is equivalent to Red Cross Workplace Standard First Aid, CPR Level C. The required certification involves an in-person component.
  • New applicants will be required to show proof of certification in order to register and license on a direct client care register.
  • Pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register must certify annually at license renewal that their First Aid & CPR certification, in the required format, is current and valid*.
  • * Pharmacy professionals have until mid-2024 to achieve this new level of certification that replaces the previous Red Cross Emergency Standard First Aid, CPR Level C requirement. 
  • For more information, click here

NBCP Bursaries and Scholarship

We are pleased to offer the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Bursary to deserving pharmacy technician students. The deadline to apply is March 31st.

Pharmacy Technician

2015 marked the first time Pharmacy Technicians were registered in New Brunswick. Standardizing education, scope of practice, role definition and legal responsibility of regulated Pharmacy Technicians are important components of the growth process of the pharmacy profession and ensures the profession is practiced safely by qualified individuals.

The aspects of the practice of pharmacy that registered pharmacy technicians may perform is outlined in Regulation 20.6.

Only those individuals registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists may use the titles Pharmacy Technician Student or Pharmacy Technician.

REGISTER AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Apply online if you are:

  • Already licensed as a Pharmacy Technician within Canada [Apply now]
  • Not yet licensed in Canada but have studied in Canada or the US (e.g., a new graduate) [Apply now]

    According to NBCP Regulation 12.19(3), a requirement of registration as a Pharmacy Technician is to perform a minimum of 14 weeks of practical training under the supervision of a preceptor consisting of:

    • 8 weeks (minimum) in a structured practice experience program 
    • 6 weeks (minimum) post-graduation training in New Brunswick that is to include: 
    •      Successful completion of the Structured Practical Evaluation using (SPE) Manual
    •      An independent double check of 500 prescriptions with 100% accuracy

    NOTE : An Apprenticeship Agreement is required for all time service and must be submitted to the NBCP office before starting a time service period.

    If work was in another province, the pharmacy regulatory authority in that province must submit a letter on the applicant’s behalf confirming the completed time service in order for it to be considered for licensure in New Brunswick.

Click here for fees

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS ALREADY LICENSED IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Pharmacy Technicians administering injections:

In accordance with Regulations 22.3-22.5, Pharmacy Technicians on an active direct client care register who have successfully completed an approved training program (CCCEP-Stage II accreditation) may apply for a Technical Permit to Administer Injections.

Annual Renewal

All Pharmacy Technicians must apply annually for license renewal. The online form is accessible beginning November 1st and must be completed no later than November 30th each year to maintain licensure.

Continuous Professional Development

All Pharmacy Technicians must engage in continuous professional development to maintain licensure and must attest to having done so during annual renewal. Read more

Current Workplace Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” 

  • Registrants on an active direct client care register must hold current, valid first aid and CPR certification[i] that is equivalent to Red Cross Workplace Standard First Aid, CPR Level C. The required certification involves an in-person component.
  • New registrants will be required to show proof of certification in order to register and license on a direct client care register.
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register must certify annually at license renewal that their First Aid & CPR certification in the required format is current and valid*.

* Pharmacy professionals have until mid-2024 to achieve this new level of certification that replaces the previous Red Cross Emergency Standard First Aid, CPR Level C requirement. Read more

Pharmacist Student

To be eligible to register as a Pharmacist Student in New Brunswick, individuals must be enrolled in a pharmacy education program approved by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in US.

A student enrolled in a pharmacy education program may not work in the dispensary area unless registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists (NBCP).
Any structured or unstructured work experience may only be performed if the individual is registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists.

Register as a pharmacist student (Click here)

Standard processing time for applications is 14 days, from the date all parts of the application package are received by the College, in the required format.

Only those individuals registered with the NBCP may use the title Pharmacist Student.

Click here for fees

Apprenticeship & Time Service

All applicants must be registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacist Student to be eligible to complete the required training as described below. No time service shall be completed in the province of New Brunswick without being registered with the College. This applies to both the Practice Experience Program (PEP) included in your university curriculum and unstructured time-service.
The student is responsible for submitting the required information to the NBCP. It is not the responsibility of the preceptor.

Apprenticeship Agreement 

After registration has been confirmed, an Apprenticeship Agreement must be submitted and approved by the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists before students begin a block of time service with an approved preceptor. This is applicable during both the Practice Experience Program (PEP) included in your university curriculum and regular time-service. 
Submit an Apprenticeship Agreement  

Preceptor qualifications are stipulated in Section 12.23 of the Regulations. Preceptors and students must read the Responsibilities of the Student and Preceptor document.

Evidence of Time Service 

Evidence of time service must be submitted to the NBCP no later than two weeks following the completion of each time service period.
Submit your Evidence of Time Service 

*NOTE : If work was in another province, the pharmacy regulatory authority in that province must submit a letter on your behalf, confirming the completed time service in order for it to be considered for licensure in New Brunswick. Please contact NBCP if you have any questions about the registration process, or require additional information.

Current Workplace Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” 

  • Registrants on an active direct client care register must hold current, valid, first aid and CPR certification that is equivalent to Red Cross Workplace Standard First Aid, CPR Level C. The required certification involves an in-person component.
  • New registrants will be required to show proof of certification in order to register and license on a direct client care register.
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register must certify annually at license renewal that their First Aid & CPR certification, in the required format, is current and valid*.
  • * Pharmacy professionals have until mid-2024 to achieve this new level of certification that replaces the previous Red Cross Emergency Standard First Aid, CPR Level C requirement. 
  • For more information, click here {LINK}

Pharmacist Graduates

According to NBCP Regulation 12.16(1), a requirement of registration as a pharmacist is to perform a total of 40 weeks of time service, under the supervision of an approved preceptor. Time service consists of:

  • 20 weeks (or more) completed during degree program as rotations (proof is completion of degree)
  • 4 weeks (minimum) post-graduation training using the manual
  • Remaining amount of weeks (minimum 16) – unstructured; completed either before or after graduation and documented with the NBCP.

NOTE : An Apprenticeship Agreement is required for all time service and must be submitted to the NBCP office before starting a time service period.

If work was in another province, the pharmacy regulatory authority in that province must submit a letter, on the applicant’s behalf, confirming the completed time service in order for it to be considered for licensure in New Brunswick.

Postgraduate Training Manual 

  •  Application for registration as a pharmacist – new grad  
    For applicants in their final year of study in a pharmacy education program for pharmacists approved by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs or Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in the US (CCAPP & ACPE)
    and not previously registered as a pharmacist in any Canadian province.

Pharmacist Graduates and Renewal 

If, during the same year you received your degree:

  • you have completed your post-graduate training manual (4 weeks in length), and
  • became a licensed Pharmacist

You are deemed to have met the continuing education (CE) requirement for the renewal period (November 1 to November 30) for the coming year only.  (e.g., if graduation date is May, 2019, a pharmacist licence is obtained in July, 2019 then during the renewal process for the year 2020, you are deemed to have met the continuing education requirement).  Every year thereafter, please refer to the continuous professional development requirements [ LINK]

Post-Graduation Education/Training (Residency program)

You must be registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists to be permitted to work in a pharmacy to complete a postgraduate program (Residency, PharmD, etc.). Please see “Pharmacist Graduates” section above to apply.

NBCP Bursaries and Scholarship

We are pleased to offer the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Bursary and J. Victor Robichaud Scholarship to deserving pharmacist students. The deadline to apply is March 31st.  
J. Victor Robichaud Scholarship
NBCP Bursary
Information about bursaries available to Dalhousie University pharmacist students can be found on the Dalhousie University website [click here]

Pharmacist

To practice as a pharmacist in New Brunswick, an individual must be registered and licensed with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists.

REGISTER AS A PHARMACIST IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Apply online if you are:

  • Already licensed as a pharmacist, within Canada, outside of New Brunswick Apply now
  • Not yet licensed in Canada but have studied in Canada or the US (e.g., a new pharmacist graduate) Apply now

Practical Training

A requirement of registration as a pharmacist is to perform a total of 40 weeks of time service under the supervision of an approved preceptor [Regulations of the NB College of Pharmacists]

Time service consists of:

  • 20 weeks (or more) completed during degree program as rotations (proof is completion of degree)
  • 4 weeks (minimum) post-graduation training using the  Postgraduate Training Manual 
  • Remaining amount of weeks (minimum 16) – unstructured; completed either before or after graduation and documented with the College.

NOTE : An Apprenticeship Agreement is required for all time service and must be submitted to the NB College of Pharmacists before starting a time service period.

If work was in another province, the pharmacy regulatory authority in that province must submit a letter on the applicant’s behalf, confirming the completed time service in order for it to be considered for licensure in New Brunswick.

  • International pharmacy graduate (IPG); have graduated or worked outside Canada and the US Apply now
  • The first step for pharmacists who have obtained their pharmacy education outside of Canada or the US (IPG) is to register with Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada

As one of Canada’s pharmacy regulatory authorities (PRAs), we have entrusted our national association, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), to develop a new, national approach to facilitate the licensure process for international pharmacist graduates (IPGs) and to eliminate duplication.

The Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada helps IPGs navigate the licensure process and facilitate their preparation for licensure in Canada.  The Gateway provides a website with key information online and through telephone support and features two self-assessment tools which assist IPGs to make an informed decision before starting the process to become licensed as a pharmacist in Canada.

Only once registered with Pharmacist Gateway Canada submit: Application for Registration as a pharmacist (IPG)

POST-GRADUATION EDUCATION/TRAINING (RESIDENCY PROGRAM)

  • You must be registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists to be permitted to work in a pharmacy to complete a postgraduate program (Residency, PharmD, etc.). [Apply now]

PHARMACISTS ALREADY LICENSED IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Annual Renewal

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must apply annually for license renewal. The online form is accessible beginning November 1st and must be completed no later than November 30th each year to maintain licensure.

Continuous Professional Development

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must engage in continuous professional development to maintain licensure and must attest to having done so during annual renewal. Read more

Pharmacists are highly trained, educated and trusted health care professionals. New Brunswick pharmacists are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of health care services. Pharmacists may :

  • Administer injections (According to the Administration of Injections Policy; and Supplemental standards of practice separate authorization is required once licensed.)
  • Assess and prescribe for some common minor ailments (Listed in Appendix 2 of the Regulations; Once licensed, pharmacists must participate in the Minor Ailments Orientation)
  • Prescribe in some circumstances as outlined in the Part XXI of the Regulations

 Current Workplace Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” 

  • Pharmacy professionals on an active direct client care register must hold current, valid first aid and CPR certification that is equivalent to Red Cross Workplace Standard First Aid, CPR Level C. The required certification involves an in-person component.
  • New applicants will be required to show proof of certification in order to register and license on a direct client care register.
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register must certify annually at license renewal that their First Aid & CPR certification in the required format is current and valid*.

*Pharmacy professionals have until mid-2024 to achieve this new level of certification that replaces the previous Red Cross Emergency Standard First Aid, CPR Level C requirement. Read more 

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