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New Brunswick College of Pharmacists

Licensing Process in New Brunswick

These are the detailed requirements for international pharmacy graduates who wish to obtain a licence to practise in the province of New Brunswick.

1. Gateway Enrolment

    • Enrol in Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada. Once you have enrolled, you will receive a National ID number. This number will be used for identification and confirmation purposes throughout the licensure process ($340 + tax, if applicable).
    • Select New Brunswick as your province of choice.

2. Language Proficiency

    • May be completed at any time, prior to applying to the pharmacy regulatory authority.
    • Have original documents sent to NAPRA, Suite 1800, 130 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G4, Attention: Gateway Operations from an approved language-testing agency to demonstrate that you meet either English or French language proficiency requirements. Please note: if you have taken the language proficiency test through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), your results may be made available online through a secure portal. Please verify with your testing centre. Learn more about Language Proficiency.
    • Not required for U.S. graduates.

3. Academic Qualifications and Knowledge Assessment

    • Submit an application for Document Evaluation ($675) to the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC). (Not required for U.S. graduates. Click here for detailed requirements for U.S. graduates.)

    • Submit the following items to PEBC with your application for Document Evaluation:
      • Two recent (i.e. less than twelve months old) photographs with the date the pictures were taken indicated on the backs of the photos. One picture must be witnessed;
      • A properly witnessed form of primary identification—either:
        • A birth certificate, or
        • Both sides of a Canadian citizenship card, or
        • A statutory declaration plus two other official supporting documents (e.g. passport).
      • Copy of name-change or marriage certificate (if applicable);
      • Witnessed copy of original-language pharmacy degree or diploma;
      • University transcripts sent directly from the school to PEBC;
      • Letter of standing—either:
        • A licensing statement sent directly from any pharmacy authority with which the applicant is currently licensed, or
        • A recent (i.e. less than one month old) signed, witnessed statutory declaration indicating that the applicant is not licensed anywhere in the world.
      • Successfully complete the PEBC Evaluating Examination ($860).
      • Successfully complete the PEBC Qualifying Examination, Parts I and II ($2590).

4. Application to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)

    • Applicants must successfully complete the PEBC Evaluating Examination and one part of the Qualifying Examination before they can begin an internship in New-Brunswick.
    • Apply to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists by submitting:
      • completed conditional registration application form and fees ($100);
      • signed Certification Statement form;
      • signed Statutory Declaration of Good Character form;
      • signed Policy Statement form;
      • two letters of character reference;
      • proof of identity: identification documents that prove your legal name and date of birth and that preferably contain a photo. Valid Canadian or provincial government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license) are accepted. Canadian birth or citizenship certificates may be accepted if accompanied by a notarized passport-sized photo of the applicant;
        NOTE: A copy of the identification document(s) will only be accepted if they are an exact replica and have been notarized* by a Commissioner of Oaths or a lawyer. The copied photo must be clear enough to identify the applicant or it will be rejected (only required if not already in the candidate’s Gateway profile);
      • criminal record check: Original document required, dated within 6 months prior to application date from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or any other Canadian police service (includes the Canadian Police Information Centre [CPIC]); and,
      • proof of professional liability insurance (minimum of 2 million per claim and 4 million annual aggregate);

5. Structured Practical Training

      • It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a preceptor for the 20 week training.
      • The College must approve the preceptor and pharmacy location before any training may begin (submit an Apprenticeship Agreement).
      • A training manual must be requested from the College.
      • The training period shall be a minimum of 20 weeks (16 unstructured weeks and 4 structured weeks completing the internship manual and 100 discussions questions) at 35 hours per week.
      • A separate two-week assessment will be arranged by the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists once your 20 weeks are complete and approved.
      • The duration of the internship may exceed 20 weeks in length, dependent on the applicant’s level of competency.
      • A $20 WorkSafeNB insurance fee may apply.

6. Jurisprudence Examination

    • Successfully complete the jurisprudence examination ($200 / $300).

7. Licensure / Registration

    • Register as an active pharmacist by:
      • One-time registration fee ($500);
      • Submitting an application for registration and active pharmacist licence dues ($975 per year);
      • Resubmitting expired documents if needed (e.g. proof of professional liability insurance, first aid certificate, criminal check);
      • PEBC Certificate of Qualification: Applicants must have successfully completed both parts of the Qualifying Exam; and,
      • proof of valid certification in First Aid & CPR Equivalent to Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C (for registration on the Direct Client Care register).

After successful completion of all of these requirements, you will be granted a licence to practise pharmacy in the province of New Brunswick.

• 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 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.