British Columbia Pharmacy Tech Certificate – BC
Recently, pharmacy technician certification in British Columbia has been the topic of an ongoing initiative to regulate and enhance the practice of pharmacy technicians. In years past, no such regulation or licensure requirement was in place for pharmacy technicians, and still no such licensing requirement exists. However, recent legislation has changed the scope of practice and accountability of pharmacy technicians in British Columbia.
As of December 31, 2010, it is expected that the first regulated pharmacy technician will be awarded with “regulated” status. On and after January 1, 2011, only pharmacy technicians recognized by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia will be allowed to practice with the title of pharmacy technician. This legislation does not mandate that all pharmacy technician students complete the regulation process, but professionals without regulated status will not be allowed to practice under the title of pharmacy technician until they have completed the new regulatory process.
Because of this new legislation, obtaining a pharmacy tech certificate in British Columbia is paramount to your future success. After completing educational studies, students must take and pass both the jurisprudence examination and the PEBC, Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada, qualifying examination. This effectively allows professionals in British Columbia to use the title of Regulated Pharmacy Technician.