General Registration Information

To practise as a pharmacy professional in Saskatchewan, an individual must be registered and licensed with the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP) according to the Pharmacy and Pharmacy Disciplines Act and the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws.

While all applicants must meet the same requirements and qualifications, there are different pathways to licensure, depending on whether an applicant is a graduate not previously licensed, a pharmacist licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction, an international pharmacy professional educated/licensed outside of Canada, or a pharmacy professional resuming practice.

Any person who wishes to become a member must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident or be legally entitled to work in Canada.

The topics in this section apply to both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. For information on a specific professional class, please click on either the Pharmacist or the Pharmacy Technician links on the left side.

 

Fee Schedule

For more information about registration, membership, licence and reinstatement fees, as well as proprietary pharmacy permit fees, please review Part F of the SCPP Administrative Bylaws.

  Fee Schedule

 

Jurisprudence Exam

The Jurisprudence Examination may be written at the office of the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals on the following days and times, providing they are available:

  • Monday – 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday – no exams available

Appointments may be made by contacting SCPP at 306-584-2292 or at info@saskpharm.ca

To prepare for the exam, candidates should be knowledgeable and understand the application of all legislation, practice standards, guidelines and joint statements relevant to the practice of pharmacy in the province of Saskatchewan. Please read and link to the documents in this Study Guide.  You are responsible to know and understand all materials. Note that the guide may be adjusted as legislation changes. Ensure you are reviewing the latest version.

You are provided two hours to complete the multiple choice exam and will receive your pass/fail result immediately after completing the exam.

 

CIHI

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health systems and the health of Canadians. SCPP collects and sends required information to CIHI during the registration and renewal processes.

 
CIHI Resources

  The Development of a National Pharmacist Database  

  CIHI Website  – membership renewal and collection of information for national database.

 

Privacy Policies

The College has developed privacy policies to comply with our ethical obligations: the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) (PIPEDA) and the Health Information Protection Act (Saskatchewan) (HIPA).

 

Documents

 

Malpractice Insurance

Prior to completing a registration application, the candidate is responsible for obtaining acceptable malpractice insurance that meets the requirements in section 4 of Part E.9 of the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws for pharmacists and in section 4 of Part F.9 of the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws for pharmacy technicians. Malpractice insurance must be purchased separately; it is not included with registration and membership.

Effective Dates

The effective date of that insurance must be from the date that employment begins as a Conditional Practising or Practising member and remain effective for the balance of the membership year (July 1 to June 30). 

Where to Buy

Malpractice insurance can be purchased from any insurance provider that meets the SCPP bylaws. The Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) , the advocacy body for pharmacists in Saskatchewan, offers malpractice insurance that meets with our bylaws and follows our licensing year.

 

PEBC Examinations

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is the national certification body for the profession of pharmacy in Canada. Its purpose is to assess qualifications for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on behalf of participating provincial regulatory authorities such as SCPP.

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.

For information regarding the certification process, as well as exam dates and fees, please visit the PEBC website at www.pebc.ca .

  Pharmacist exam dates

  Pharmacy technician exam dates



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