Register as a:

Pharmacist Student
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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