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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 candidate number. This number will be used for identification and confirmation purposes throughout the licensure process. ($330 + 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 Pharmacist Document Evaluation to the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) ($650) (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. ($600)
      • Successfully complete the PEBC Qualifying Examination, Parts I and II.($2525)

4. Application to 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)
      • one-time registration fee ($500)
      • 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 applicant'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 a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC)
      • proof of professional liability insurance (minimum of $2 million per claim and $4 million annual aggregate)
      • 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.)

5. Structured Practical Training

      • It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a preceptor and pharmacy location for internship.
      • 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 following the internship manual) at 35 hours per week.
      • A separate two-week assessment will be arranged by the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists (Fee)
      • The duration of the internship may exceed 20 weeks in length, dependent on the applicant’s level of competency.

6. Jurisprudence Examination

    • Successfully complete the jurisprudence examination ($150 / $300)

7. Licensure / Registration

    • Register as an active pharmacist by:
      • Submitting an application for registration and active pharmacist Licence dues ($940/yr)
      • Previously submitted documents that expired must be re-submitted (i.e. proof of professional liability insurance, first aid certificate, criminal check, etc.)
      • Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Certificate of Qualification: Applicants must have successfully completed both parts of the Qualifying Exam.

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.
• 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.