Registration Exam

Any person wishing to practice as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Newfoundland and Labrador is required to successfully complete the NLPB Registration Examination. The exam is designed to assess the applicant’s knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply provincial acts and regulations, bylaws, standards of practice, guidelines, and policies as they pertain to the practice of pharmacy in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Examination Dates for 2024

Exam sittings will be held at College of the North Atlantic (CNA) campuses in Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor and St. John’s on the following dates:

  • January 24, 2024
  • February 21, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • June 12, 2024
  • July 24, 2024
  • August 21, 2024
  • September 18, 2024
  • October 16, 2024
  • November 13, 2024
  • December 11, 2024

The sitting time of the exam may vary depending on the site. This will be confirmed upon application.

PLEASE NOTE: Sittings may also be able to be scheduled on a case-by-case basis at sites in Labrador with a minimum of six weeks notice. Please email for more information.

The deadline to register for each exam sitting is four weeks prior to the exam date.

NLPB reserves the right to cancel an exam sitting if there is insufficient enrollment. If an exam sitting is cancelled, applicants will be notified at least two weeks prior to the date of the sitting and any fees paid will be applied to a future sitting.



To be eligible to register for the registration exam, you must be

  • a pharmacy student, who is enrolled in or has completed the final semester of a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy program, and who is registered as a pharmacy student or pharmacy intern with NLPB;
  • a pharmacy technician student, who is enrolled in or has completed the final semester of a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program, and who is preregistered with NLPB;
  • an international pharmacy graduate, who is registered as a pharmacy intern with NLPB; or
  • an approved applicant, who is currently registered as a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician in another province in Canada (Candidates should contact NLPB to inquire regarding what is required to be considered an “approved applicant” prior to submitting the application form below).


Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply to register for the NLPB Registration exam by completing and submitting the application below:

Applicants who wish to request testing accommodations should send details of this request to as soon as possible after submitting their application. These requests will be assessed on a case-by-case and the applicant will be notified of the result when they are sent the confirmation email noted below.

Once reviewed, the applicant will be sent a confirmation email including their exam sitting date, location, and other related information at least two weeks prior to the date of the sitting.

Once approved, applicants may request a one-time change to a later date at the same location. The request must be made no less than one week prior to the original date of the sitting by emailing


Scoring and Results

Applicants will be advised within two weeks following the scheduled exam date whether they were “successful” or “not successful” in completing the registration exam requirements. No final mark or exam paper will be returned to any applicant.



For a list of applicable fees and timeline estimates, visit the Fees & Timelines page.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the NLPB Registration Exam is open-book, the NLPB does not provide printed material for purchase. The Registration Examination Interpretation Guide, linked below, includes an appendix that lists the applicable references that applicants should refer to when preparing for the exam and can bring into the exam with them if they wish.

For more details regarding the Registration Exam, please review the NLPB’s Registration Examination Interpretation Guide.


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