This program outlines the core requirements for initial registration and/or licensing of pharmacists. It also assists the provincial and territorial pharmacy regulatory authorities in ensuring that candidates for licensure meeting NAPRA’s Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice which form the basis of NAPRA’s Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada’s (AFPC) Educational Outcomes.
The core requirements for initial licensure consist of the following:
- Has fulfilled educational requirements or equivalent;
- Has attained the competencies prescribed in Pharmacy Jurisprudence Competencies for Licensure as a Pharmacist in Canada and can demonstrate competence in jurisprudence specific to the province or territory in which registration and/or licensure is being sought;
- Has successfully completed a structured practical training program consistent with A Framework for Assessing Canadian Pharmacists Competencies at Entry-to-Practice through Structured Practical Training Programs;
- Has attained the language requirements of the jurisdiction at a level consistent with the Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as Pharmacist in Canada; and
- Has completed a national qualifying examination except in Québec.