2015 marked the first time Pharmacy Technicians were registered in New Brunswick. Standardizing education, scope of practice, role definition and legal responsibility of regulated Pharmacy Technicians are important components of the growth process of the pharmacy profession and ensures the profession is practiced safely by qualified individuals.
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.
REGISTER AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN IN NEW BRUNSWICK
Apply online if you are:
- Already licensed as a Pharmacy Technician within Canada [Apply now]
- Not yet licensed in Canada but have studied in Canada or the US (e.g., a new graduate) [Apply now]
PHARMACY TECHNICIANS ALREADY LICENSED IN NEW BRUNSWICK
Pharmacy Technicians administering injections:
In accordance with Regulations 22.3-22.5, Pharmacy Technicians on an active direct client care register who have successfully completed an approved training program (CCCEP-Stage II accreditation) may apply for a Technical Permit to Administer Injections.
All 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 Pharmacy Technicians must engage in continuous professional development to maintain licensure and must attest to having done so during annual renewal. Read more
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 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.