To practice as a pharmacy technician in Newfoundland and Labrador, you are required to register with the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB).
Please Note: While NLPB does not require that all pharmacy support staff register as pharmacy technicians, some employers may determine that this is the most appropriate path for their organization and require that some or all of their staff become registered. Regardless, the title of “pharmacy technician” is restricted under the Pharmacy Act, 2012 to those registered as such with NLPB. Those who choose not to register with NLPB, or are in the process of registration, may not refer to themselves as pharmacy technicians and will have to use another title, such as “pharmacy assistant”.
Registration Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians
In addition to meeting general requirements for registration with NLPB, as detailed on the Registration Requirements page, pharmacy technicians must also meet specific education, practical training, and examination requirements. For specific information regarding the registration process, please choose the appropriate option below:
- New Graduates of CCAPP-Accredited Programs
- Pharmacy Technicians Currently Registered in Another Canadian Jurisdiction
- Pharmacy Technicians Resuming Practice after an Absence
Applicants for registration as a pharmacy technician must complete a period of practical training under the supervision of an approved preceptor. This training is in addition to any experiential training completed as part of an accredited pharmacy technician education program.
Before applying to complete practical training, applicants must first pre-register with NLPB. See below for this application form.
Once pre-registered, applicants may then apply to NLPB to complete practical training by submitting the application below.
Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed and, if approved, you will receive an email to confirm that you may begin the practical training program. As noted on the application, allow for at least 7 business days for this review to take place.
Please note that you are not permitted to begin the practical training period until you have received this confirmation; credit will not be given for time served prior to the application being approved.
The approval email will also include:
- a manual containing a variety of activities designed to evaluate the applicant’s ability to apply their learned knowledge and skills in a real-world setting; and
- an evaluation form to be completed and submitted by the preceptor at the end of the training period.
Choosing a Preceptor
Visit the NLPB Public Register to identify registrants authorized as preceptors.
PLEASE NOTE: If your preceptor is leaving the pharmacy during your practical training period, please contact us at email@example.com as soon as possible to discuss your options.
For more information regarding practical training requirements, please review the Practical Training Requirements for Registration as a Pharmacy Technician Interpretation Guide.
Register as a Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy technicians from other provinces and new pharmacy technician graduates who wish to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador can begin the process of registering with NLPB by completing and submitting the following application:
Current students of Canadian CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician education programs and applicants for practical training can pre-register with NLPB by completing and submitting the following application:
For additional resources, including NLPB Registration Exam information, visit the Registration Requirements page.
For a list of applicable fees and timeline estimates, visit the Fees & Timelines page.
For more information, contact NLPB Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.