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Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals


PLEASE NOTE:

INTERNATIONAL PHARMACY GRADUATES - Update March 2017

The Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals' (SCPP's) Appraisal Training and Assessment (ATA) program for international pharmacy graduates and former members returning to practice, is once again accepting applicants.
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.
Please consult the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals' website at
http://saskpharm.ca/site/ATA?nav=05 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 candidate number. This number will be used for identification and confirmation purposes throughout the licensure process. ($325 + 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 Pharmacist Document Evaluation to the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) ($600) (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.($2250)

4. Application to Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)

    • Select the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP) as your PRA.
    • Continue application with SCPP by emailing the college and providing your contact information.
    • For registration requirements please click on the link http://saskpharm.ca/site/ATA?nav=05

5. Structured Practical Training

    • Submit an Application for Appraisal Training ($230) 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). Appraisal training period is a minimum of one month to a maximum of two years.
    • Submit the assessment application form and fee ($720)
    • Successfully complete an assessment of at least two weeks. The assessor must send the assessment evaluation form to the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals.  Applicants must have their PEBC Certificate of Qualification in order to be eligible to apply for the two-week assessment.

6. Jurisprudence Examination

    • Pass the jurisprudence examination ($290).

7. Licence Registration

    • Complete and submit:
      • The pharmacist registration application and fee ($735)
      • Application for practising membership/License and fee ($995)
      • 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.

Notes:
• 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.