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 to login and create a profile 

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.

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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. 
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.

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.
Login to your online profile to submit your 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 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 license 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]

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