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The National Model Licensing Program-Pharmacists

Core requirements for initial licensure are:

  1. Academic Qualifications 
    A prerequisite for the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice (2014)
    (Reference: Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice, 2007)

    Completion of a degree program in Pharmacy, accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) or a body recognized by CCAPP; or determined to be equivalent to a CCAPP-recognized program by a provincial pharmacy regulatory authority; or determined to be equivalent to a CCAPP-accredited program by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.

  2. Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada.

     
  3. A Framework for Assessing Canadian Pharmacists' Competencies at Entry-to-Practice Through Structured Practical Training Programs

  4. Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examinations
    The jurisprudence examinations are administered at the provincial/territorial level by the pharmacy regulatory authorities.
    (Reference: Pharmacy Jurisprudence Competencies for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada, 1998)

  5. National Licensing Examination
    The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada's revised Qualifying Examination was approved by NAPRA Council in 2000 as meeting the requirements for this Program component. This new examination consists of two parts: a written portion and an OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Examination), both designed to test NAPRA's Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice.