Registration as a Provisional Pharmacist
International Graduates - Requirements
Provisional registration allows new graduates an opportunity to practice to full scope, under the supervision of a preceptor, while completing the required post-graduate practice experience and awaiting results of PEBC examinations. Provisional registrants were previously referred to as "interns."
The requirements for Provisional Registration are set out in the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations.
As one of Canada's pharmacy regulatory authorities (PRAs), the PEI College of Pharmacy has entrusted our national association, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), to develop a new, national approach to facilitate the licensure process for international pharmacy graduates (IPGs) and to eliminate duplication.
This program - the Pharmacists' Gateway Canada - will now be the first point of access rather than the PEI College of Pharmacy. To help IPGs navigate the licensure process and facilitate their preparation for licensure in Canada, the Gateway provides a website with key information online and through telephone support and features two self-assessment tools which assist IPGs to make an informed decision before starting the process to become licensed as a pharmacist in Canada. For IPGs wishing to practice in Canada, the process of registering as a pharmacist begins with enrollment in the Gateway.
We believe the Gateway presents a simple, transparent and safe way to facilitate the pathway to licensure for IPGs wishing to live and work in Canada. To enter the Gateway, click the link below.
Unless otherwise specified, all documentation must be received by the PEI College of Pharmacy in its original form or as a notarized copy. Original documents may be presented to the PEI College of Pharmacy office to be copied by staff.
Applicants may download a registration checklist to assist them in registering as a provisional pharmacist.
International Graduate Application Form
Proof of Identity
Applicants must submit either a copy of their passport or citizenship card, or their birth certificate and government-issued photo ID. A notarized copy may be submitted by mail or the original may be presented to the PEICP office.
Successful Completion of PEBC Evaluating Exam
Applicants must submit proof of successful completion of the PEBC evaluating exam.
Professional Liability Insurance
The professional liability insurance policy must be in accordance with section 14 of the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations.
The policy certificate may be uploaded to the applicant's member profile. If the policy certificate is not immediately available, a paid receipt showing the expiry date of the policy and the policy amount is accepted in the interim.
Criminal Record Check
The PEI College of Pharmacy Criminal Record Check Policy requires that applicants submit the results of an Extended Police Information Check (EPIC) that has been completed within 3 months of application. An EPIC is valid for a period of 5 years once on file with the College providing there has not been a break in registration. At the discretion of the College, registrants may be selected to provide an additional EPIC before their expiration date.
The College has partnered with MyBackCheck.com to provide criminal record checks for registration with PEICP. Select the link below to request a record check.