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 

2024 Exam Schedule 

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

    Scheduled sittings – (1:00pm) 

  •  February 21
  •  June 12 (Pharmacists @ 9 a.m., Pharmacy Technicians @ 1 p.m.)
  •  October 16
Special sitting availability

  • April 16, 17 or 18 
  • August 13, 14 or 15
  • December 10, 11 or 12

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

 

Jurisprudence Exam Policy

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.

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 RegulationsPreceptors 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.

Continuous Professional Development

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must engage in on-going, continuous professional development (CPD) (formerly known as Continuing Education, CE) to maintain and improve their skills and knowledge base. Registrants attest to having done so during each annual renewal.

Documentation requirements for the 2025 license renewal (November 2024):

The College has moved to an electronic system for documenting CPDs.

You will be prompted to enter this information in the Continuing Education section of the online renewal form. You must record a total of 15 CPD units to proceed with the renewal process. 

If you are a new pharmacist graduate:

If, during the same year you received your degree,

  • you have completed your post-graduate training manual (four 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 Guidelines for Self Assignment of Continuing Education Credits.

If you are a new pharmacy technician graduate: 

  • If between November 1 of the previous year and November 30 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 license 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 Guidelines for Self Assignment of Continuing Education Credits. 

Registration

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), as per NAPRA language proficiency requirements. New requirements, including revised testing standards and cut-scores, will be implemented and effective on September 1, 2024.

Notarized documents that are required for your application will only be accepted if they are an exact replica and have been notarized by a Commissioner of Oaths, a public notary or a lawyer. The copied document must be clear enough to identify or it will be rejected.

The notarized copy must be mailed to the NBCP office in place of the original document. A pharmacist’s signature is not accepted.

The 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. 

For information on associated fees, please click here

Please consult the information provided below to ensure your application is complete: 

Pharmacist

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

For a full, detailed checklist of the application process, click here.

Please refer to Regulations 12.1, 12.2 and 12.18.

For this application, you will need the following items to upload to your online form: 

Proof of identity (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or holds a valid employment visa or valid Canadian work permit)

  • Must provide the College with an original notarized photocopy of a Canadian government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) by mail or in person.

Canadian Criminal Record Check (dated within the last six months)

  • Acceptable formats as follows:
    • Local police or RCMP office – original criminal record check document must be mailed or dropped off in person at the College office.
    • Online criminal record checks from MyBackCheck.com (no original document needed). Once you receive your results, you can share them through the MyBackCheck website to the College’s account (New Brunswick College of Pharmacists).

Diploma

  • Please provide an original notarized photocopy of your diploma from a CCAPP or ACPE accredited pharmacy program.

Proof of personal professional liability insurance as a pharmacist

  • Minimum amounts required for insurance:
    • $2 million per occurrence
    • $4 million annual aggregate

Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR level C 

 

Please refer to Regulations 12.1, 12.2, 12.4 and 12.18.

An applicant for registration as a pharmacist must be already licensed as a Pharmacist in another Canada jurisdiction or be a graduate of a CCAPP or ACPE accredited entry-level pharmacy education program in Canada or the United States. 

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.

For this application, you will need the following items to upload to your online form: 

Proof of identity (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or holds a valid employment visa or valid Canadian work permit)

  • Must provide the College with an original notarized photocopy of a Canadian government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) by mail or in person.

Canadian Criminal Record Check (dated within the last six months)

  • Acceptable formats as follows:
    • Local police or RCMP office – original criminal record check document must be mailed or dropped off in person at the College office.
    • Online criminal record checks from MyBackCheck.com (no original document needed). Once you receive your results, you can share them through the MyBackCheck website to the College’s account (New Brunswick College of Pharmacists).

Letter of standing

  • A letter of standing must be requested from all Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (PRA) where the applicant was previously licensed. It must be received directly from the PRA. 

Proof of personal professional liability insurance as a pharmacist

  • Minimum amounts required for insurance:
    • $2 million per occurrence
    • $4 million annual aggregate

Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR Level C

 

Step 1)          Click on the following [link] to create a profile.

Step 2)          Complete the application form for Pharmacist (Already licensed within Canada).

Step 3)          The original documents listed below must be sent to the College. Your application will only be processed once all documents are received in their correct format.

  • Notarized photocopy (original document) of your government issued photo ID.
  • Criminal Record Check (original document)
    • If you have completed your criminal record check through MyBackCheck.com, please share those results through your MyBackCheck online account to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists’ account. No original document is needed if you’ve completed your criminal record check through this channel.
  • Letter of Standing from all PRAs where previously licensed.

Please refer to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists' Regulations Sections 12.1 and 12.5 for details. For a complete review of the process for International Pharmacy Graduates looking to practice in New Brunswick, please refer to this document: 

Process for International Pharmacy Graduates

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.

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:

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.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register and registered students who administer injections must maintain certification equivalent to the following:

  • First Aid: Emergency, Workplace or Standard First Aid
    • Pharmacy professionals are expected (and empowered) to select the appropriate level of First Aid training based on their individual competence and practice needs.
  • CPR: Level C

For more information, please refer to the following FAQ [LINK]

This information must be kept up to date in the pharmacy professional’s online profile with the College.

  • 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*.

Injections

Pharmacists on the Active: Direct Client Care register may administer injections via ID, IM or SC routes in accordance with Regulations (22.3-22.5), the Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists, and the Administration of Injections Policy.

Minor Ailments

Prior to incorporating activities that relate to Minor Ailments into practice, pharmacy professionals must declare to have participated in Minor Ailments Orientation (attended in person or have read the accompanying document). Pharmacy professionals are then able to notify the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists through a link on their online profile.

New Brunswick pharmacists may prescribe a drug, treatment or device for the treatment of a condition listed in Appendix 2 of the Regulations. Regulations 21.8(1) and 21.8(2) describe this authority in more detail. 

When searching the College’s online Directory of Pharmacy Professionals, authorization for Minor Ailments is indicated next to the pharmacy professional’s name and registration number.

For further information, please visit the Government of New Brunswick Pharmacy Services website.


Pharmacist Student

Please refer to Regulations 12.12 to 12.18.

An applicant for registration as a pharmacist student must be a student enrolled in, or a graduate of a CCAPP or ACPE accredited entry-level pharmacy education program in Canada or the United States.

For this application, you will need the following items to upload to your online form: 

  • Proof of identity (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or holds a valid employment visa or valid Canadian work permit)
    • Must provide the College with an original notarized photocopy of a Canadian government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) by mail or in person.
  • Canadian Criminal Record Check (dated within the last 6 months)
    • Acceptable formats as follows:
      • Local police or RCMP office – original criminal record check document must be mailed or dropped off in person at the College office.
      • Online criminal record checks from MyBackCheck.com (no original document needed). Once you receive your results, you can share them through the MyBackCheck website to the College’s account (New Brunswick College of Pharmacists).
  • Confirmation of enrolment from your school
    • Please provide confirmation for the current term.
  • Proof of personal professional liability insurance as a Pharmacist Student
    • Minimum amounts required for insurance:
      • $1 million per occurrence
      • $2 million annual aggregate 

Step 1)          Click on the following [link] to create a profile.

Step 2)          Complete the application form for Pharmacist Student.

Step 3)          The original documents listed below must be sent to the College.

Your application will only be processed once all documents are received in their correct format.

  • Notarized photocopy (original document) of your government issued photo ID
  • Criminal Record Check (original document)
    • If you have completed your criminal record check through MyBackCheck.com, please share those results through your MyBackCheck online account to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists’ account. No original document is needed if you’ve completed your criminal record check through this channel.

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

All applicants must be registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacist Student to be eligible to complete the required training. No time service shall be completed in the province of New Brunswick without being registered with the College. This applies to both the clinical rotations included in your university curriculum and unstructured time-service.

According to Regulations 12.16(1)(2), a pharmacist student is required to complete a total of 40 weeks of practical training, under the supervision of an approved preceptor, as part of the Accredited education program and a minimum of 4 weeks post-graduation training using the NBCP internship manual.

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

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.   

Login to your online profile to Submit an Apprenticeship Agreement.

Preceptor qualifications are stipulated in Section 12.23 of the RegulationsPreceptors 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.

If work was completed 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.

Evidence of time service must be submitted to the New Brunswick 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.

Please contact the College if you have any questions about the registration process, or require additional information.

Post Graduate Training Manual [link]


Pharmacy Technician

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.

Please refer to Regulations 12.1, 12.2 and 12.20.

For this application, you will need the following items to upload to your online form: 

Proof of identity (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or holds a valid employment visa or valid Canadian work permit)

  • Must provide the College with an original notarized photocopy of a Canadian government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) by mail or in person.

Canadian Criminal Record Check (dated within the last six months)

  • Acceptable formats as follows:
    • Local police or RCMP office – original criminal record check document must be mailed or dropped off in person at the College office.
    • Online criminal record checks from MyBackCheck.com (no original document needed). Once you receive your results, you can share them through the MyBackCheck website to the College’s account (New Brunswick College of Pharmacists).

Diploma

  • Please provide an original notarized photocopy of your diploma from a CCAPP or ACPE accredited pharmacy technician program.

Proof of personal professional liability insurance as a Pharmacy Technician

  • Minimum amounts required for insurance:
    • $1 million per occurrence
    • $2 million annual aggregate

Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR Level C 

Step 1)          Click on the following [link] to create a profile.

Step 2)          Complete the application form for Pharmacy Technician (Never previously licensed).

Step 3)          The original documents listed below must be sent to the College. Your application will only be processed once all documents are received in their correct format:

    • Notarized photocopy (original document) of your government issued photo ID.
    • Criminal Record Check (original document)
    • Notarized photocopy (original document) of your diploma from a CCAPP or ACPE accredited pharmacy technician program.

If you have completed your criminal record check through MyBackCheck.com, please share those results through your MyBackCheck online account to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists’ account. No original document is needed if you’ve completed your criminal record check through this channel.

Please refer to Regulations 12.1, 12.2, 12.4 and 12.20.

An applicant for registration as a pharmacy technician must be already licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in another Canada jurisdiction or be a graduate of a CCAPP or ACPE accredited entry-level pharmacy technician education program in Canada or the United States. 

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.

For this application, you will need the following items to upload to your online form: 

Proof of identity (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or holds a valid employment visa or valid Canadian work permit)

  • Must provide the College with an original notarized photocopy of a Canadian government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) by mail or in person. 

Canadian Criminal Record Check (dated within the last 6 months)

  • Acceptable formats as follows:
    • Local police or RCMP office – original criminal record check document must be mailed or dropped off in person at the College office.
    • Online criminal record checks from com(no original document needed). Once you receive your results, you can share them through the www.mybackcheck.com website to the College’s account (New Brunswick College of Pharmacists).

 Letter of Standing

  • A letter of standing must be requested from all Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (PRA) where the applicant was previously licensed. It must be received directly from the PRA.

Proof of personal professional liability insurance as a Pharmacy Technician

  • Minimum amounts required for insurance:
    • $1 million per occurrence
    • $2 million annual aggregate 

Proof of certification in First Aid & CPR level C 

 

Step 1)          Click on the following [link] to create a profile.

Step 2)          Complete the application form for Pharmacy Technician (Already licensed within Canada).

Step 3)          The original documents listed below must be sent to the College. Your application will only be processed once all documents are received in their correct format.

  • Notarized photocopy (original document) of your government issued photo ID.
  • Criminal Record Check (original document)
  • Letter of Standing from all PRAs where previously licensed.

If you have completed your criminal record check through mybackcheck.com, please share those results through your mybackcheck online account to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists’ account. No original document is needed if you’ve completed your criminal record check through this channel.

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.

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

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.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register and registered students who administer injections must maintain certification equivalent to the following:

  • First Aid: Emergency, Workplace or Standard First Aid
    • Pharmacy professionals are expected (and empowered) to select the appropriate level of First Aid training based on their individual competence and practice needs.
  • CPR: Level C

For more information, please refer to the following FAQ [LINK]

This information must be kept up to date in the pharmacy professional’s online profile with the College.

  • 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 Technicians on the Active: Direct Client Care register who have successfully completed an approved training program (CCCEP-Stage II accreditation) may administer injections, while under the routine supervision of a pharmacist on the Direct Client Care register (with authorization to administer injections) via IM or SC routes. 

This is in accordance with:

Regulations now provide pharmacy technicians who may have graduated three or more years ago a pathway for licensure.

View this link.


Pharmacy Technician Student

The following section pertains to students who are enrolled in a CCAPP accredited pharmacy technician education program or an approved Bridging program: 

Please refer to Regulations 12.19 to 12.20.

An applicant for registration as a pharmacy technician student must be a student enrolled in, or a graduate of, a CCAPP or ACPE accredited pharmacy technician education program, or an approved Bridging program, in Canada.

For this application, you will need the following items to upload to your online form: 

  • Proof of identity (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or holds a valid employment visa or valid Canadian work permit)
    • Must provide the College with an original notarized photocopy of a Canadian government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) by mail or in person.
  • Canadian Criminal Record Check (dated within the last 6 months)
    • Acceptable formats as follows:
      • Local police or RCMP office – original criminal record check document must be mailed or dropped off in person at the College office.
      • Online criminal record checks from MyBackCheck.com (no original document needed). Once you receive your results, you can share them through the MyBackCheck website to the College’s account (New Brunswick College of Pharmacists).
  • Confirmation of enrolment from your school
      • Please provide confirmation for the current term.
  • Proof of personal professional liability insurance as a Pharmacy Technician Student
    • Minimum amounts required for insurance:
      • $1 million per occurrence
      • $2 million annual aggregate 

Step 1)          Click on the following [link] to create a profile.

Step 2)          Complete the application form for Pharmacy Technician Student.

Step 3)          The original documents listed below must be sent to the College. Your application will only be processed once all documents are received in their correct format.

  • Notarized photocopy (original document) of your government issued photo ID
  • Criminal Record Check (original document)
    • If you have completed your criminal record check through MyBackCheck.com, please share those results through your MyBackCheck online account to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists’ account. No original document is needed if you’ve completed your criminal record check through this channel.

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

All applicants must be registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists 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).

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.   

Login to your online profile to Submit an Apprenticeship Agreement.

Preceptor qualifications are stipulated in Section 12.23 of the RegulationsPreceptors 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 must be submitted to the New Brunswick 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.


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.

The deadline to apply is 14 days before the exam date. Examination dates are announced a minimum of two months in advance.

Scheduled sittings (1:00 p.m.)

February 21
June 12 (Pharmacists @ 9 a.m.; Pharmacy Technicians @ 1 p.m.)
October 16

Special sitting availability (9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)

April 16, 17, 18
August 13, 14, 15
December 10, 11, 12

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