Page Category: Registration

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 

2023 Exam Schedule 

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

    Scheduled sittings – (1:00pm) 

  •  February 15
  •  June 21
  •  October 18

Special sitting availability

  • April 11, 12 or 13 
  • August 15, 16 or 17
  • December 5, 6 or 7

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.

Pharmacist – Canadian transfer, currently licensed in Canada but not in New Brunswick

Before you begin the online application, please have electronic versions of the following ready to upload:

  • Government-issued photo identification (ID): notarized* photocopy of your valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license). Canadian Birth or Citizenship Certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant. The original notarized document must also be mailed to the College**.
  • Proof of Personal Liability Insurance in your name – (minimum $2,000,000 per claim or per occurrence and a minimum $4,000,000 annual aggregate).
  • Criminal Record Check: Must be dated no later than six months prior to this application date. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service [includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment] documenting that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) nor the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).The original document must also be mailed to the College**.
  • Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR*:

    Valid certification in First Aid & CPR is a requirement of licensure in New Brunswick for all pharmacy professionals who provide patient care and for registered students who administer injections. *Minimum requirements [LINK] 

*NOTE: A copy of the identification document(s) will only be accepted if they are an exact copy and has been notarized* by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer. The copied photo must be clear and in color. The original document must be sent to the College, address provided at the end of this page.

*A pharmacist’s signature is not accepted as Notary.

** Mailing address provided on the application.

Click on the following [link] to create a profile and access to the application form.

 

 

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.

Login to your online profile to 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.


Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile
and access the application form.

Application for Registration as a Pharmacy Technician Student

Step 1)   Before you begin the online application, please have electronic versions of the following ready to upload:

  • Government-issued photo identification (ID): A notarized photocopy of your valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license). Canadian Birth or Citizenship Certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant. The original document must be sent to the College. 
  • Proof of Personal Liability Insurance in your name – (minimum $1,000,000 per claim or per occurrence and a minimum $2,000,000 annual aggregate).
  • Criminal Record Check: Must be dated no later than six months prior to this application date. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service [includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment, documenting that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) nor the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).The original document must be sent to the College. 
  • Proof of enrolment in a Pharmacy Technician Program approved by CCAPP (Program confirmation of enrolment letter).

Step 2)   Click on the following [link] to create a profile and complete the application form.

Step 3)   The original documents listed below must be sent to the College, address can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Criminal Record Check

NOTE: A copy of the identification document(s) will only be accepted if they are an exact copy and have been notarized* by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer. The copied photo must be clear and in color. 

* A pharmacist’s signature will not be accepted as notary.

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.   

Login to your online profile to 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.


Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile
and access the application form.

Application for Registration as a Pharmacist Student

Step    1) Before you begin the online application, please have electronic versions of the following ready to upload:

  • Government-issued photo identification (ID): A notarized photocopy of your valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license). Canadian Birth or Citizenship Certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant.
  • Proof of Personal Liability Insurance in your name – (minimum $1,000,000 per claim or per occurrence and a minimum $2,000,000 annual aggregate).
  • Criminal Record Check: Must be dated no later than six months prior to this application date. {Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service [includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment] documenting that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) nor the Food and Drugs Act (Canada)}.
  • Proof of enrolment in a Pharmacy Degree Program approved by CCAPP or ACPE (University confirmation of enrolment letter).

Step    2) Click on the following [link] to create a profile and complete the application form.

Step    3) The original documents listed below must be sent to the College, address can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Criminal Record Check

NOTE: A copy of the identification document(s) will only be accepted if they are an exact copy and have been notarized* by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer. The copied photo must be clear and in color. The original document must be sent to the College. 

* A pharmacist’s signature is not accepted as notary.

 

Application for Registration as a Pharmacist – Not yet licensed in Canada but have studied in Canada or the US (e.g., a new pharmacist graduate)

Before you begin the online application, please have the following electronic documents ready to upload:

  • Government-issued photo identification (ID): notarized* photocopy (or you can provide proof in person) of your valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license). Canadian Birth or Citizenship Certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant. The original notarized document must also be mailed to the College**. (or you can provide proof in person)
  • Proof of Personal Liability Insurance as a Pharmacist in your name – (minimum $2,000,000 per claim or per occurrence and a minimum $4,000,000 annual aggregate).
  • Criminal Record Check: Must be dated no later than six months prior to this application date. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service [includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment] documenting that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) nor the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).The original document must also be mailed or delivered in person to the College**.
  • Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR*:

    Valid certification in First Aid & CPR is a requirement of licensure in New Brunswick for all pharmacy professionals who provide patient care and for registered students who administer injections. *Minimum requirements [LINK

  • University degree: Notarized* photocopy of your diploma (or you can provide proof in person)
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A copy of the identification document(s) and university diploma will only be accepted if they are an exact copy and have been notarized* by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer.  The copied photo must be clear and in color. The original notarized document must be sent to the College. A pharmacist’s signature is not accepted as Notary.

** Mailing address is provided at the bottom of this page.

Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile and access the application form.

Application for Registration as a Pharmacy Technician – Not yet licensed in Canada (New graduate)

Application information:

Before you begin the online application, please have the following electronic documents ready to upload:
 
  • Government-issued photo identification (ID): notarized* photocopy (or you can provide proof in person) of your valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license). Canadian Birth or Citizenship Certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant. The original notarized document must also be mailed to the College**. (or you can provide proof in person
  • Proof of Personal Liability Insurance as a Pharmacy Technician in your name – (minimum $1,000,000 per claim or per occurrence and a minimum $2,000,000 annual aggregate).
  • Criminal Record Check: Must be dated no later than six months prior to this application date. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service [includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment] documenting that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) nor the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).The original document must also be mailed or delivered in person to the College**.
  • Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR*:

    Valid certification in First Aid & CPR is a requirement of licensure in New Brunswick for all pharmacy professionals who provide patient care and for registered students who administer injections. *Minimum requirements [LINK] 

  • Pharmacy Technician Education Program Diploma: Notarized* photocopy of your diploma (or you can provide proof in person)
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A copy of the identification document(s) and diploma will only be accepted if they are an exact copy and have been notarized* by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer. The copied photo must be clear and in color. The original notarized document must be sent to the College, address can be found at the bottom of this page.

A pharmacist’s signature is not accepted as Notary.

Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile and access the application form.

 

Application for Registration as a Pharmacy Technician – Already licensed in Canada, outside NB

Before you begin the online application, please have electronic versions of the following ready to upload:

  • Government-issued photo identification (ID): notarized* photocopy of your valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license). Canadian Birth or Citizenship Certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant. The original notarized document must also be mailed to the College**.
  • Proof of Personal Liability Insurance in your name – (minimum $2,000,000 per claim or per occurrence and a minimum $4,000,000 annual aggregate).
  • Criminal Record Check: Must be dated no later than six months prior to this application date. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service [includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment] documenting that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) nor the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).The original document must also be mailed to the College**.
  • Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR*:

    Valid certification in First Aid & CPR is a requirement of licensure in New Brunswick for all pharmacy professionals who provide patient care and for registered students who administer injections. *Minimum requirements [LINK

*A copy of the identification document(s) will only be accepted if they are an exact copy and have been notarized* by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer. The copied photo must be clear and in color. The original document must be sent to the College at the address on the bottom of this page.

*A pharmacist’s signature is not accepted.


Click on the following [link] to create a profile and access to the application form.

 

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 1 and must be completed no later than November 30 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 First Aid and CPR level “C” 

Valid certification in First Aid & CPR is a requirement of licensure in New Brunswick for all pharmacy professionals who provide patient care and for registered students who administer injections. *Minimum requirements [LINK] 

  • 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*.

Returning to Active Direct Client Care (PDF)

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