Pharmacists who act as preceptors for pharmacy students, residents, interns, and technicians not only gain professional satisfaction, but can also use their participation as an accredited learning activity.

Applying to Become a Preceptor

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba welcomes practising licensed pharmacists to apply to become a  preceptor for a post-graduate or international pharmacy graduate (IPG) intern. There are many benefits to becoming a preceptor, including:

  • Gaining personal and professional satisfaction from knowing you have made a contribution back to the profession;
  • Taking the opportunity to ensure you are up-to-date on your pharmacology and to reflect on your practice.
  • Claiming preceptorship hours during an internship as accredited learning activities; and
  • Becoming “re-inspired” about your practice through the eyes of a new practitioner.

The current established preceptor application approval guidelines include the following:

  1. The person is not on the conditional register;
  2. The person has not voluntarily surrendered his registration or license;
  3. The person is not subject to an agreement pursuant to section 34(1)(f) of the Pharmaceutical Act (Act) in which the satisfaction of the terms stated therein remain outstanding;
  4. The Registrar will review the person’s involvement in any current/active complaints matter, and/or whether the person is the subject of an investigation;
  5. The Registrar will review any decisions by the Complaints Committee within the past two (2) years for consideration;
  6. The person has not been found guilty of an offence under section 54 of the Act, of which a Discipline order has been directed, pursuant to sections 54, 55, and 56 of the Act, within the past five (5) years;
  7. The person has not been found guilty of an offence under section 54 of the Act for which there are outstanding terms of any order made by the Discipline Committee pursuant to sections 54, 55, and 56 of the Act;
  8. The person has been licensed in the province of Manitoba for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the date of the application;
  9. The person will not serve as preceptor for other immediate family members (including parents, children, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, and in-laws); and
  10. The person agrees to provide time for the purpose of assisting the intern and ensuring the competencies of the internship manual are being assessed and met.

As of March 1, 2024, all preceptors/supervisors must complete one of the following approved programs and complete the listed modules: 

Dalhousie Faculty of Health Professions – Preceptor eLearning Course 

  • Module 1 – The Role of the Preceptor 
  • Module 3 – Evaluation and Feedback 
  • Module 4 – Supporting Students’ Learning Needs 
  • Module 6 – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 


University of Western Ontario – Preceptor Education Program 

  • Module 2 – Anti-Oppressive Practices 
  • Module 3 – Developing Learning Objectives 
  • Module 6 – Feedback and Evaluation 
  • Module 7 – Successfully Navigating Conflicts 


For those who are also preceptors of university pharmacy students and pre-graduate interns, 

University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy – Preceptor Development Program Modules  

  • All modules as required by the College of Pharmacy at time of completion. 


For those who are also preceptors/supervisors of pharmacy technician students from MITT,

Office of Experiential Education (OEE) from University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Practice Educator Development Training – OEE Partner Resource Centre (

  • All modules as required at time of completion

Time spent completing the modules are eligible as accredited CEUs. Preceptors/supervisors who have previously completed one of the above approved programs will not be required to redo the program. A declaration stating completion of a program will be required when applying as a preceptor/supervisor.

For more information about becoming a preceptor for a post-graduate or IPG intern, please review the Preceptor Application and Internship Manual.

To learn more about becoming a Structured Practical Training (SPT) supervisor for a pharmacy technician-in-training, please see the webpage about SPT and SPT Manual.

To learn more about becoming a University of Manitoba pharmacy student or pre-graduate intern preceptor, contact the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education:

Preceptorship as an Accredited Learning Activity

If you are a preceptor for a pharmacy student, resident, intern, and/or technician, you can use your participation as an accredited learning activity.

Simply document the significant learning experiences that you gained through the preceptorship in your online College Learning Portfolio along with the contact time associated with that learning.  For example, if a pharmacy student gave a case presentation and in preparation, you reviewed recent literature on the subject, that research time can count as an accredited learning activity. In this case, you would include the following in your Professional Development Log:

  • Identify the learning activity as part of a College-accredited preceptorship
  • Note the College accreditation file number
  • Reference the individual articles you reviewed
  • Note the time it took to review the articles
  • Identify the key ideas, thoughts, or learning points gained through the experience

Upon completion of the preceptorship, you may calculate the total number of CEUs you obtained through your participation to include on your accreditation certificate. Involvement in one contact hour of an accredited learning activity is equivalent to one CEU. Keep the accreditation certificate in your Learning Portfolio as a record.

Use the following link to print the Statement of Participation to include in your Learning Portfolio:

Preceptor Statement of Participation


International pharmacy graduates and students/graduates of the University of Manitoba complete internships to support experiential learning and the registration and licensing process.

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Structured Practical Training Program

The Structured Practical Training Program ensures that pharmacy technician applicants develop the competencies they need to practice as pharmacy technicians in Manitoba.

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