Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is the national certification body for the pharmacy profession in Canada. PEBC is a non-profit organization with more than 45 years of experience in assessing the qualifications and competence of candidates for licensing by pharmacy provincial regulatory authorities.
The purpose of the Pharmacy Examining Board is to assess qualifications for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on behalf of participating provincial regulatory authorities. The Board evaluates qualifications, develops and administers examinations including a national Qualifying Examination, and issues Certificates of Qualification.
Provincial legislation restricts the practice of pharmacy to qualified persons licensed by provincial regulatory authorities. The PEBC Certificate of Qualification for pharmacists is a licensing requirement for entry-to-practice applicants (whether trained in Canada or elsewhere) in all provinces, except Quebec. The PEBC Certificate of Qualification for pharmacy technicians is an entry-to-practice licensing requirement in all provinces that have regulated pharmacy technicians.
Through its comprehensive certification process, PEBC ensures that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians entering the profession have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to safely and effectively practise pharmacy. The rigorous certification process administered by PEBC ensures the quality of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians entering practice and is a vital component in the delivery of safe and effective health care to Canadians.
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