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Alberta College of Pharmacy


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Provincial and Territorial Licensure Requirements

» Alberta

Gateway Enrolment
  • Enrol in Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada and receive a National ID number ($340 + tax, if applicable)
Language Proficiency
  • English language proficiency may be completed at any time prior to applying to the pharmacy regulatory authority; however, the results must be current within 2 years.
Academic Qualification and Knowledge Assessment
  • Successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Document Evaluation ($675) and Evaluating Examination ($860)
  • Successful completion of the PEBC Qualifying Examination Parts I and II ($2620)
  • The process is different for U.S. graduates
Bridging Program
  • Not mandatory in Alberta
Application to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)
  • Prior to your application to the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP), you must:
    -     Successfully complete the PEBC Qualifying Examination Part I (MCQ). The PEBC MCQ result must be current within 3 years at the time of provisional pharmacist (intern) application.
    -     Meet the language proficiency requirement.
  • Provide evidence of authorization to work in Canada with your application.
  • Provisional pharmacist (intern) registration ($561) 
  • NOTE: The documents already in your profile with Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada do not need to be resubmitted. Please include your National ID number on the application form.
Structured Practical Training
  • Successful completion of the ACP Jurisprudence Learning Module and the Ethics & Jurisprudence exam ($156)
  • Pharmacy practice permit fee ($841)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (minimum 2 million dollars)

LEARN MORE - Alberta College of Pharmacy Detailed Requirements

• All costs are presented in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes.
• Fees are subject to change.
• The information in this table is only a summary. The official position of each pharmacy regulatory authority is defined in their governing legislation
available on their website.
• Consult the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) website to learn more about their process and requirements.