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 licensed by the NB College of Pharmacists.
Any structured or unstructured work experience may only be performed if the individual is registered with the NBCP.
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 NB College of Pharmacists may use the title Pharmacist Student.
Apprenticeship & Time Service
All applicants must be registered with the NB 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.
After registration has been confirmed, an Apprenticeship Agreement must be completed and submitted to the NB College of Pharmacists before starting a block of time service with an approved preceptor. The preceptor and the student must both sign the Apprenticeship Agreement. This applies to both the Practice Experience Program (PEP) included in your university curriculum and regular time-service.
Preceptor qualifications are stipulated in Section 12.23 of the Regulations. Preceptors and students must read the Responsibilities of Preceptors and Students document.
Must be filed with the NB College of Pharmacists no later than 2 weeks after completion of each time-service period.
The student is responsible for sending the required forms to the NB College of Pharmacists. It is not the responsibility of the preceptor.
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
Information about bursaries available to Dalhousie University pharmacist students can be found on the Dalhousie University website ( LINK)
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 NB College of Pharmacists
NOTE : An Apprenticeship Agreement is required for all time service and must be submitted to the NB College of Pharmacists 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.
Postgraduation Training Manual
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 licence 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.