Registration Resolutions

Under the Registration Regulation, Council has the ability to approve certain provisions that support the registration process by defining specific requirements. The following resolutions were reviewed and approved by Council at their September 2014 meeting, and updated at their December 2014. All references refer to Part I through VII of the General Regulation (O. Reg 202/94) under the Pharmacy Act.


1. Entry level education — accreditation bodies

Reference in the Regulation:
The applicant has minimum of a baccalaureate degree completed by a program accredited by CCAPP “or by another accrediting body approved by Council for that purpose
Pharmacist: 6. (1) 1. i. B
Interns: 13. (1) 1. i. B

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94:
Council approves the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as “another accrediting body” for the purpose of sub-subparagraph 1.i B of subsection 6 (1), and sub-sub paragraph 1.i B of subsection 13.(1)


2. Education — bridging education for international graduates

Reference in the Regulation:
The applicant will have a degree or diploma and have completed “a program that, at the time the applicant commenced it was approved by Council as one whose graduates should possess knowledge, skill, judgment at least equal to those of current graduates of a program referenced in…”
Pharmacists: 6. (1) 1. ii. A
Interns: 13. (1) 1. ii. A
The applicant will have completed a pharmacy technician program or a university degree or diploma in pharmacy and have completed “a program that, at the time the applicant commenced it was approved by Council as one whose graduates should possess knowledge, skill, judgment at least equal to those of current graduates of a program referenced in 16 (1) 1.i.
Pharmacy Technicians: 16. (1) 1. ii. A

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94:
Council approves the University of Toronto, International Pharmacy Graduate Program as “a program whose graduates should possess knowledge, skill, and judgment at least equal to those current graduates of a program referenced in sub-subparagraph 1.i. B of subsection 6 (1) and subsection 13 (1)” for the purpose of sub-subparagraph 1. ii A of subsection 6 (1) and subsection 13 (1). 

Council approves the University of Toronto, PharmD for Pharmacists Program as “a program whose graduates should possess knowledge, skill, and judgment at least equal to those current graduates of a program referenced in sub-subparagraph 1.i. B of subsection 6 (1) and subsection 13 (1)” for the purpose of subsubparagraph 1. ii A of subsection 6 (1) and subsection 13 (1).

Council approves the Bridging Education Program for Pharmacy Technicians (developed by CONNECT Strategic Alliance) as administered by those Community Colleges accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs until September 2013 or, the National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program as administered by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) as of September 2013 with the addition of the “Orientation to the Canadian Healthcare System” course (as outlined in Appendix 1) as the “approved program” referenced in sub-subparagraph 1.ii. A in subsection 16. (1)


3. Education – time-limited transition bridging for pharmacy technician applicants already “in the profession”

Reference in the Regulation: The applicant will have successfully completed “a program before January 1, 2015 that, at the time the applicant commenced [it] was approved by the Council as one whose graduates should possess knowledge, skill, and judgment at least equal to a current graduate of a program referred to in…”
Technicians: 16. (1) 1. iii

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94: Council approves the Bridging Education Program for Pharmacy Technicians (developed by CONNECT Strategic Alliance) as administered by those Community Colleges accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs, until September 2013 or,the National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program as administered by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) as of September 2013 as “a program whose graduates should possess knowledge, skill, and judgment at least equal to a current graduate of a program referred to in subparagraph 1.i. of subsection 16 (1)” for the purpose of subparagraph 1. iii of subsection 16(1)


4. Eligibility to commence the transition bridging program

Reference in the Regulation: In order for the Bridging program referred to for the transition group to be accepted the applicant will have “successfully completed,
a)The OCP certification exam
b)The PEBC evaluating exam for pharmacy technicians or,
c)“another examination approved by Council”
Technicians: 16. (9) (c)

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94:Council approves the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board of Alberta certification exam that was available until June 30, 2008 and the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Pharmacists Evaluating Exam as “another examination” for the purpose of paragraph (c) of subsection 16 (9)


5. OCP Jurisprudence Exam

Reference in the Regulation:
An applicant must have“successfully completed an examination in pharmaceutical jurisprudence approved by Council for applicants for a certificate of registration”.Pharmacists: 6. (1) 2,
Technicians: 16. (1) 2

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94: Council approves the College’s Jurisprudence Examination as developed in accordance to the Council approved blueprint (June 2012), as “an examination in pharmaceutical jurisprudence” for the purpose of paragraph 2 of subsection 6 (1) and paragraph 2 of subsection 16 (1)


6. Structured Practical Training (SPT)

Reference in the Regulation:
An applicant must have successfully completed a structured practical training program approved by the Council.Internship 6. (1) 3
Studentship:13. (1) 2
Technician: 16. (1) 3

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94: Council approves the Structured Practical Training Program administered by OCP for a minimum of 12 weeks or such longer period of time as is required to complete the defined activities and demonstrate intern-level competence in accordance with the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice(NAPRA, 2007) or, such portion of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists’ Hospital Residency Program as is required to be considered equivalent to the College’s Structured Practical Training Program and to demonstrate competence in accordance with the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice(NAPRA, 2007) as “a structured practical training program” for the purpose of paragraph 3. of subsection 6. (1)
Council approves the Structured Practical Training Program administered by OCP for a minimum of 12 weeks or such longer period of time as is required to complete the defined activities and demonstrate student-level competence in accordance with the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice(NAPRA, 2007) as “a structured practical training program” for the purpose of paragraph 2 of subsection 13. (1).
Council approves the Structured Practical Training Program for Pharmacy Technicians as administered by OCP for a minimum of 12 weeks or such longer period of time as is required to complete the defined activities and demonstrate competence in accordance with theProfessional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice (NAPRA, 2007) as “a structured practical training program” for the purpose of paragraph 3 of subsection 16. (1)
Council approves the College’s Structured Practical Evaluation (SPE) Program (Independent Double Check) in conjunction with successful completion of the Bridging Education Program for Pharmacy Technicians (developed by CONNECT Strategic Alliance) administered by those Community Colleges accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs, as “a structured practical training program” for the purpose of paragraph 3 of subsection 16. (1)


7. SPT — Recognized within a program

Reference in the Regulation:
“With the approval of Council, all or any part of a structured practical training program referred to in….may be completed as part of a program referred to in….”Pharmacist: 6. (2) re- internship
Intern 13 (3) re – studentship

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94: Council approves, for the purpose of subsection 6 (2) the post graduate doctoral pharmacist degree programs offered in Canada and accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs; the combined BScPhm - PharmD degree program for the graduation years 2013, 2014 and 2015, at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto; or the entry level PharmD programs at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo, as “a program referred to in paragraph 1 of 6 (1)” that meets all the requirements of the structured practical training program referred to in paragraph 3 of subsection 6 (1).

Council approves, for the purpose of subsection 13. (3), that the first degree pharmacist education programs accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs or the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education, or the University of Toronto, PharmD for Pharmacists Program, as “a program referred to in paragraph 1 of 13 (1)” that meets all of the requirements of the structured practical training program referred to in paragraph 2 of subsection 13 (1).

Council approves, for the purpose of subsection 6 (2) of O.Reg 202/94, the entry level PharmD programs at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo as “a program referred to in paragraph 1 of 6 (1)” that meets all the requirements of the structured practical training program referred to in paragraph 3 of subsection 6 (1). 3.


8. PEBC Qualifying Exam

Reference in the Regulation: The applicant must have successfully completed the qualifying examination of the PEBC for pharmacists “at a time when the examination was approved by the Council…”Pharmacists: Section 6. (1) 4

Council Resolutions in Respect of O.Reg 202/94: Council approves the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Pharmacist Qualifying Examination, as having first been approved by Council in 1975, and as revised from time to time, for the purpose of paragraph 4 of subsection 6. (1)