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 NB College of Pharmacists may use the titles Pharmacy Technician Student or Pharmacy Technician.
Accredited Pharmacy Technician Education Programs in NB
- New Brunswick Community College, Moncton, NB
- New Brunswick Community College, Saint John, NB
- Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, Campbellton, NB
- Stages of accreditation definitions
Do you still have questions about becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician? Contact the College at Registration@nbpharmacists.ca
Pharmacy Technician - First year licensure:
If between November 1st of the previous year and November 30th of the current year you:
- spent 15 hours or more completing your Structured Practical Training manual and,
- became a licensed Pharmacy Technician,
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 you began the training manual in December, 2018 and a pharmacy technician 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]