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College of Pharmacists of British Columbia


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Provincial and Territorial Licensure Requirements

» British Columbia

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, note that the English language proficiency results are valid for two years from the date of the test.
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
Application to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)
  • Pre-registration application fee ($407 + tax and CRC fee)
Bridging Program
  • See Structured Practical Training
Structured Practical Training                          (Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program $10,250)
  • Successful completion of the provincial ethics and jurisprudence examination ($254)
  • Application for registration as a pharmacist in British Columbia ($739 + tax and CRC fee)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (minimum 2 million dollars, occurrence-based coverage or claims made coverage with an extended reporting period of at least three years, and if not issued in the registrant’s name, the group policy covers the registrant as an individual)

LEARN MORE - College of Pharmacists of British Columbia 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.