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Initial Licensure-Pharmacists

Alberta

Requirements for Initial Licensure in Alberta as of August 2015

NAPRA's Model National Licensing Program

Graduate, University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Licensed candidate* from an MACP-signatory province

Licensed candidate* from an MACP non-signatory province

Licensed candidate from a jurisdiction outside of Canada

Academic Qualifications (based on NAPRA's Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice).

Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy

n/a

Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy

Summary of requirements

See Pharmacists' Gateway Canada for international pharmacists

Structured Practical Training based on NAPRA's Framework for Assessing Canadian Pharmacists' Competencies at Entry-to-Practice through Structured Practical Training Programs

Completion of a minimum 900 hours of structured practical training through a faculty of pharmacy program plus completion of 100 post-graduate hours completed under the ACP provincial internship program.

n/a

Completion of a minimum 1000-hour internship program.

Proficiency based on NAPRA's Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada

n/a

n/a

Verification of English fluency by attainment of NAPRA's "Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada"

Jurisprudence

Successful completion of the provincial Jurisprudence Exam.

National Licensing Exam Qualifications (based on NAPRA's Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice).

Successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Qualifying Exam Parts I & II

n/a

Successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Qualifying Examination Parts I & II

Other

- Must be at least 18 years old;
- Must be a Canadian Citizen or lawfully admitted to and entitled to work in Canada or lawfully admitted to and entitled to study in Canada;
- Registration in the ACP Internship Program

*in good standing

Available Materials
Requirements for Registration of Out of Province Internship Candidates

Licensing Fees
- Prior to registration - $ 245.00 + GST
(effective July 1, 2011 - $ 248.00 + GST)
- For initial licensure - $ 245.00 + $ 735.00 ($ 980.00 + GST)
(effective July 1, 2011 - $ 248.00 + $ 735.00 ($ 992 + GST) )

For more information, please contact Linda Hagen at the Alberta College of Pharmacists

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