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Pharmacy Technician Scope of Practice
The pharmacy technician scope of practice focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the technical aspects of prescription and patient information, and of product and drug distribution.
Pharmacy technicians collaborate with pharmacists and other health professionals in providing care to their patients. For more information on pharmacy technician scope of practice, please see the Pharmacy Technician Resource Guide and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Professional Competencies of Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry-to-Practice .
Pathway to Listing: Pharmacy Technician Already Licensed in Another Jurisdiction in Canada
To be listed as a pharmacy technician, you must be a graduate from an accredited pharmacy technician education program.
If you are a pharmacy technician licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada, complete the Pharmacy Technician Application, and submit your documentation along with the applicable fee to the College along with the supporting documents outlined below.
Additional Supporting Documents:
- A letter of standing from each provincial jurisdiction in which you are currently approved to practice as a pharmacy technician. Ensure your name and spelling match.
- A copy of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Pharmacy Technician Qualification Certificate and/or a copy of a letter from PEBC confirming qualification. (Note that PEBC qualification exam results expire after three years)
- Confirmation from the College that you have successfully completed a jurisprudence examination established by the College. (Note that jurisprudence exam results expire after two years)
- Proof of practicing hours as a pharmacy technician outlined in a letter from your employer.
- Proof of completion of your professional development requirements to date.
Pathway to Listing: Graduates of a CCAPP Accredited Program
Steps to listing as a pharmacy technician for individuals who have graduated from a CCAPP accredited pharmacy technician program.
Structured Practical Training
The pharmacy technician Structured Practical Training (SPT) program ensures that pharmacy technician applicants meet the competencies and standards of practice outlined in the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Professional Competencies of Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice. See the Structured Practical Training Program Manual, Logbook, and Submission Forms Package for more details.