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Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy

Licensing Process in Prince Edward Island

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

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 Prince Edward Island as your province of choice.

2. Language Proficiency

    • English language proficiency as outlined by NAPRA’s Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada or the PEI College of Pharmacy's Policy on English Language Proficiency Requirements for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.
    • 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 the English language proficiency requirement. 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 one year 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 ($2620).

4. Application to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)

    • Continue the application with the Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy to register for student status:
      • Complete the Practising Pharmacist Licence Initial Application—Non-MRA Signatory (International Graduates);
      • Provide a statement of disclosure regarding any previous criminal or disciplinary convictions or civil remedies related to the practise of pharmacy or any conditions placed on your current licence by any licensing authority;
      • Maintain and provide proof of professional liability insurance.

5. Structured Practical Training

    • Successfully complete a 20-week structured practical experience (in either hospital or retail or a combination of both), guided by the Practical Experience Manual.
    • Successfully complete a one-week assessment conducted by a preceptor pharmacist ($395).

6. Jurisprudence Examination

    • Successfully complete the Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy legislation examination ($105) which is offered twice per year, in the spring and the fall. An alternate date may be requested for $210.

7. Licensure / Registration

    • Complete remaining sections of application for registration ($1100).
    • Provide evidence of professional liability insurance (minimum 2 million dollars) for Part A (direct patient care).
    • CPR level C or HCP and first aid for Part A (direct patient care).
    • Forward the Pharmaceutical Information Program (PhIP) registration form to the PEI government.

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

• 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.