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Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals

PLEASE NOTE:  SCPP primarily communicates with applicants by email. Applicants are expected to check their email regularly and to make sure their email settings will allow SCPP emails to reach their inbox. Inquiries will be answered in the order they are received.

IMPORTANT: Temporary Suspension of the Appraisal Training and Assessment (ATA) Program

Given the emerging information about the COVID-19 virus and the increased demands on health care workers, including pharmacists, the College is suspending the appraisal training and assessment program. SCPP is not accepting any new applications for either appraisal training or assessment. The suspension of the appraisal training and assessment program will continue until further notice.

Please consult the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals’ website for further information.


Licensing Process in Saskatchewan

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

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 Saskatchewan 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 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 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 ($2620).

4. Application to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)

    • Select the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP) as your PRA.
    • Continue application with SCPP by completing the Pre-Registration Application form ($203).
    • NOTE - Applicants must have successfully completed PEBC Qualifying Exams before submitting an application to the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals. This includes U.S. graduates.
    • Learn more about registration requirements.

5. Structured Practical Training

    • Submit an application for appraisal training ($336) and find an approved training position. When the supervising pharmacist feels the candidate meets the competency standards, he or she will complete, sign and return the evaluation form of appraisal training and submit the evaluation to the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP). The appraisal training period is a minimum of one month to a maximum of two years.
    • Submit the assessment application form and fee ($836).
    • Successfully complete an assessment of at least two weeks. The assessor must send the assessment evaluation form to the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals.
    • See note above

6. Jurisprudence Examination

    • Pass the jurisprudence examination ($300).

7. Licence Registration

    • Complete and submit:
      • Pharmacist registration application and fee ($795)
      • Application for practising membership/license and fee ($1299)
      • Form 1—Declaration of acceptable minimum malpractice insurance
      • Declaration of Canadian status form

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

• 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.