Acceptance of Bridging Education for Former Pharmacy Assistants Who Successfully Completed the PEBC Evaluating Examination after January 1, 2012

First approved: October 2011

Revised: November 2016

Reviewed: November 2016


Policy

A former pharmacy assistantwho had unsuccessfully attempted the PEBC Evaluating Examination before January 1, 2012, and who has successfully completed the Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program before January 1, 2015 will be considered to have met the educational requirements for pharmacy technicians.


Process

The pharmacy technician applicant will submit his or her application with the date he or she had successfully completed the PEBC Evaluating Examination. College staff will review the application and confirm that the applicant had attempted the PEBC Evaluating Exam before January 1, 2012, and decide whether the application may be processed according to this policy. The applicant will be notified of the outcome within five to 10 business days.


Decision Criteria

This policy is only applicable where an applicant has:

  1. Unsuccessfully attempted the PEBC Evaluating Examination before January 1, 2012;
  2. Successfully completed the Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program before January 1, 2015; and
  3. Has met all of the other requirements to register as a pharmacy technician.

Possible Outcomes

Educational requirement met

The applicant will be registered provided all of the other registration requirements have been met.

Educational requirement not met

The applicant must obtain a diploma from a pharmacy technician educational program accredited by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs to meet the educational requirement for registration.