Student Registration for International Pharmacy Graduates Who Pass the PEBC Qualifying Exam for Pharmacists on the First Attempt

Approved: February 2016

Revised: April 2018


This policy allows international pharmacy graduates who have successfully completed both parts of the PEBC Qualifying Exam on their first attempt and who received their PEBC Pharmacist Certification within the past three years to register as a pharmacy student so they may perform the controlled acts of the pharmacy profession while under the supervision of a pharmacist.


Policy

An international pharmacy graduate who has successfully completed the PEBC Qualifying Examination for Pharmacists on the first attempt will be granted student registration to allow them to complete the College’s Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE).

Applicants who successfully complete PACE will be allowed to continue their registration process without referral to a panel of the Registration Committee for consideration of any additional education and/or training.



Process

The applicant will submit a student application. College staff will review the application and supporting materials to decide whether the applicant may be registered as a student. The student will engage in practice under the supervision of a pharmacist and must participate in PACE while their student certificate of registration is valid. The student certificate automatically expires one year from the date it is issued.



Decision Criteria

This policy is only applicable where the applicant:
  1. Has successfully completed Parts I and II of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for Pharmacists on the first attempt for each;
  2. Received PEBC Pharmacist Certification within the past three years; and
  3. Meets all of the other registration requirements to register as a student.

Possible Outcomes

Student registration granted

The applicant will be issued a certificate of registration as a student.

Student registration not granted

The application will be referred to a panel of the Registration Committee.


Background

An applicant who has successfully completed the PEBC Qualifying Exam for Pharmacists on the first attempt and meets all other requirements for student registration may be registered as a student if they complete any further education and/or training as specified by a panel of the Registration Committee. Having an applicant first complete the College’s Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE) will allow them the opportunity to demonstrate their current level of practice competence through a standardized, objective assessment by an assessor in PACE.


Legislative references

Additional references

College Contact: Registration Programs