Registering with ACP

Pharmacists from outside of Canada

If you had not started the PEBC Document Evaluation process by August 20, 2014

If you had already started the PEBC Document Evaluation process by August 20, 2014

Apply to register as an intern with ACP. To qualify, you must:

  1. Successfully complete the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam
  2. Meet English language fluency requirements
  3. Be a permanent resident, Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or hold a valid employment visa
  4. Submit a completed application form and all items specified on the application form checklist to ACP. Application processing time is 7-10 business days. We will notify you via email once we have processed your application.
  1. Register as an intern on the ACP Provisional Register (see above). We will issue you a practice permit valid two years from the date of registration.
  2. Complete 1000 hours of internship, following the Intern Structured Practical Training Program. You may complete internship hours prior to completing the PEBC Qualifying Exam.
  3. Complete the PEBC Qualifying Exam Parts I and II.
  4. Complete the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam. You may complete this exam prior to completing SPT hours or the PEBC Qualifying Exam.
  5. Obtain personal professional liability insurance (minimum two million dollars).
  6. Download the application form and send the completed version to ACP and pay the associated fees.

U of A pharmacy students

Registering with ACP on the Provisional (student) Register

To register on the Provisional (student) Register, please submit a completed application form and all items specified on the application form checklist to ACP.

  1. Register on the ACP Student Register during the first semester of your first year at the University of Alberta.
  2. Successfully complete your undergraduate pharmacy degree.
  3. Once we receive your graduation confirmation from the U of A (usually around May 15 of each year), your student status will change to intern. You may then begin the post-graduate Structured Practical Training (SPT) program.
  4. Complete 100 hours as a post-graduate intern.
  5. Complete the PEBC Qualifying Exam Parts I and II
  6. Complete the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam
  7. Obtain personal professional liability insurance (minimum two million dollars)
  8. Download the application form and send the completed version to ACP and pay the associated fees

Other CCAPP-accredited Canadian University pharmacy students who wish to practise in Alberta upon graduation

Registering with ACP on the Provisional (student) Register

To register on the student or provisional register, please submit a completed application form and all the items specified on the application checklist to ACP. Application processing time is 7-10 business days. We will notify you via email once we have processed your application.

  1. Register on the ACP Student Register while attending a pharmacy degree program at a Canadian university, or upon graduation and prior to licensing in your home province.
  2. Complete a minimum of 900 hours of Structured Practical Training (SPT).
    • Provide a letter from your Canadian university confirming that you have successfully completed curriculum-based SPT and the number of hours completed.
    • If your university curriculum does not include a minimum of 900 hours, you will be required to complete additional hours in Alberta.
  3. Complete post-graduate intern hours. You must provide us with confirmation of graduation from your university prior to beginning post-graduate hours. If you previously registered with ACP as a student, we will automatically obtain confirmation of graduation and will advise you via email of when you may begin the post-graduate hours. If you are applying to ACP for the first time after graduation, you must submit a letter from your university stating successful completion of your degree program.
    • You must complete a total of 1000 internship hours; 100 of the required 1000 hours must be post-graduate. ACP will accept all hours completed during rotations through any Canadian pharmacy degree program. If you have completed more than 900 hours during rotations, the 100 post graduate hours will still apply even if the final total is greater than 1000 hours. If you have completed less than 900 hours during rotations, you must complete additional hours to meet the 1000 hour requirement, with at least 100 hours completed post-grad.
    • Complete your internship, following the Post-Graduate Structured Practical Training and Evaluation Guide for Alberta Pharmacist Interns.
  4. Complete the PEBC Qualifying Exam Parts I and II.
  5. Complete the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam. You do not have to complete your post-graduate hours or PEBC Qualifying Exam prior to sitting the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam.
  6. Obtain personal professional liability insurance (minimum two million dollars).
  7. Download the application form and send the completed version to ACP and pay the associated fees.

CCAPP and ACPE accredited university pharmacy students who wish to complete rotations or practicums in Alberta

Each student must register on the Student Register. Please submit a completed application form and all items specified on the application checklist. Processing time is 7-10 business days. We will notify you via email once we have processed your application.

Registration in this category has a reduced fee (see application form), but registration is only valid for a period of six months. This is to allow completion of rotations or practicums. If you wish to practise as a pharmacist in Alberta at the conclusion of your studies, consider registering with us as a student (see above).


Transferring to Alberta under the Mobility Agreement for Canadian Pharmacists (MACP)

Prerequisites for registering as an intern with ACP

You must hold a current pharmacist licence in another Canadian province or territory.

Registering as an intern with ACP

To register on the Provisional Pharmacist Register, please submit a completed application form and all items specified on the application checklist to ACP. Application processing time is 7-10 business days. We will notify you via email once we have processed your application.

If you are a pharmacist transferring from the province of Quebec, a NAPRA-approved English language fluency score must be submitted with your initial application.

Becoming a clinical pharmacist in Alberta

Once you've registered as an intern on the Provisional Pharmacist Register, you must:

  1. Complete the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam
  2. Obtain personal professional liability insurance (minimum two million dollars)
  3. Download the application form and send the completed version to ACP and pay the associated fees.

Registering as a Continuing Education (CE) provider

Prerequisites for registering as a CE provider

You must hold a current pharmacist licence in another Canadian province.

Registering as a CE provider with ACP

To register as a CE provider, please submit a completed application form and all items specified on the application checklist to ACP.


Registering as a courtesy pharmacist (locum)

Prerequisites for registering as a courtesy pharmacist

You must hold a current pharmacist licence in another Canadian province.

Becoming a courtesy pharmacist in Alberta

  1. Complete the Ethics & Jurisprudence Exam.
  2. Obtain personal professional liability insurance (minimum two million dollars).
  3. Download the application form and send the completed version to ACP and pay the associated fees.

Questions?

registrationinfo@pharmacists.ab.ca
780-990-0321 or toll-free at 1-877-227-3838