Although regulation of pharmacy technicians is not currently in place in all jurisdictions/provinces, it is anticipated that completion of Bridging Education will be a mandatory requirement for individuals intending to pursue registration/licensure in any Canadian jurisdiction/province.
Before taking any of the Bridging courses, candidates are advised to contact the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA) in their jurisdiction to determine if Bridging is required and to identify any additional requirements that may impact their eligibility or suitability to complete the Bridging Program. In some jurisdictions there may be time limits or pre-registration requirements that they need to know about first.
Note: Requirements and completion sequence vary from one jurisdiction to another.
Details on registration/licensure requirements in specific jurisdictions are available on each PRA’s web site. It is the students' responsibility to ensure that they meet the applicable registration/licensure requirements in their jurisdiction. Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria or deadlines in their jurisdiction may jeopardize their ability to continue with the registration/licensure process. A list of PRAs in the various provinces and territories of Canada is available on the NAPRA website.
To see more information about understanding the requirements in your jurisdiction, see the NAPRA website for Information for Students.