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.

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