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

Approved: February 2016

Revised: November 2016


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.


Policy

An international pharmacy graduate who has successfully completed the PEBC Qualifying Examination for Pharmacists on the first attempt, received their PEBC Pharmacist Certification within the past three years, and meets all other requirements for student registration will be granted student registration to allow them to complete the College’s Structured Practical Training (SPT) or Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE) prior to consideration by a panel of the Registration Committee of any further education and/or training that the applicant may require to move forward in the registration process.


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 SPT or PACE at the earliest possible opportunity. The certificate of registration as a student automatically expires one year from the date it is issued.
Upon completion of SPT or PACE, the student may submit the application for the next level of registration which will be referred to a panel of the Registration Committee.

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 Structured Practical Training (SPT) at the student level or the 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 a preceptor in SPT or an assessor in PACE. The SPT or PACE result will be included as part of the applicant’s submissions to a panel to support the panel’s decision-making process in determining what, if any, further education and/or training the applicant is required to complete to move forward to the next level of registration.
To be able to complete the SPT or PACE, an applicant must be allowed to perform the controlled acts of the pharmacy profession. Registration with the College as a student would enable these individuals to be engaged in the full scope of practice for pharmacy in Ontario according to the terms, conditions and limitations of that certificate of registration, including practise only while under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Legislative references

Additional references

College Contact: Registration Programs