Comprehensive Pharmacy Guide : PEBC Pharmacist Licensing Exam of Canada

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Nitesh Viramgama

About The PEBC

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is the regulatory body responsible for national certification of the pharmacy profession in Canada, similar to the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

The PEBC evaluates applicants’ qualifications, manages evaluation and qualifying exams, and provides Certification of Qualification, which is a necessary requirement for entry-to-practice pharmacists and obtaining licensure in different Canadian provinces.

The board aims to ensure candidates practice safely and effectively, thereby contributing to better healthcare delivery for Canadians.

The Role of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC):

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the competency and proficiency of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across the country. Established as the national organization responsible for assessing the qualifications of pharmacy professionals, PEBC oversees the certification process, sets the standards for pharmacy practice, and administers standardized examinations.

One of the primary responsibilities of PEBC is to assess the qualifications of international pharmacy graduates seeking licensure in Canada. Through a rigorous evaluation process, PEBC evaluates the education, training, and credentials of these individuals to determine their eligibility for licensure. This process involves document evaluation, evaluating examinations, and qualifying examinations to ensure that candidates meet the necessary standards of practice and competence required to practice pharmacy in Canada.

Furthermore, PEBC develops and administers standardized examinations, such as the Evaluating Examination and the Qualifying Examinations, to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of pharmacy professionals. These examinations play a crucial role in ensuring that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians possess the necessary competencies to provide safe and effective patient care.

Overall, PEBC’s role extends beyond assessment and certification to encompass ongoing support, guidance, and advocacy for pharmacy professionals, contributing to the advancement and integrity of the pharmacy profession in Canada.

Provincial Licensing Authorities for Pharmacists in Canada:

Each province and territory in Canada has its own regulatory authority responsible for licensing pharmacists and overseeing pharmacy practice within its jurisdiction. Some of the key provincial licensing authorities include:

For licensing in the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, and Nunavut Territory, contact:

  • Registrar, Professional Licensing
  • Yukon Consumer Services, Dept. of Community Services
  • Registrar – Health Professions
    • Professional Practice Unit
    • Health and Social Services
    • Government of Nunavut
    • Tel: 867-982-7655

These regulatory bodies ensure that pharmacists meet the necessary standards of practice and adhere to professional codes of conduct to protect the public’s health and safety.

Key Takeaways for pharmacy graduates:

  • Understand the importance of PEBC for Indian pharmacy students
  • Fulfill the eligibility requirements set by PEBC
  • Explore the PEBC syllabus and recommended study materials
  • Comprehend the PEBC exam pattern and scoring criteria
  • Navigate the registration process accurately

Why PEBC Is Important For Indian Pharmacy Students?

You must be wondering why it is so important for Indian current pharmacy graduates to give the PEBC examination. Indian pharmacy students often go to Canada for a master’s program or postgraduate program to seek better job opportunities with good salaries and a career as a pharmacist in Canada. However, it is hard to find a job in certain sectors if you do not have your pharmacy license in Canada.

It is crucial to obtain the Pharmacy license, and for that, the PEBC examination is very important. Not only in Canada, but in other countries as well, licensing examinations play an important role in the career growth of international pharmacists. The main reason why it is necessary is that being a pharmacist is the most valued profession in countries overseas, and pharmacy authorities have established criteria to be fulfilled by international students in order to become licensed pharmacists. Fulfilling these criteria ensures that international pharmacists have the necessary skills and knowledge related to pharmacy practice to serve their citizens.

Mainly, there is a growing demand in the community pharmacist and hospital pharmacist sectors in Canada where one needs to have a license to practice. Certain jobs, such as in clinical research, prefer licensed pharmacists over non-licensed pharmacists.

Many students aspire to find a good job with a better salary package and a chance to obtain permanent residency in Canada. If you are aiming for the same, you need to take the PEBC exam as it is very beneficial in building your career in pharmacy.

On the other hand, you can also find jobs in academia and research, regulatory affairs, and pharmaceutical industries (manufacturing, QA-QC, packaging, R&D, etc.). However, the scope in the pharmaceutical industry sector is limited, and the highly preferred occupation is being a community or hospital pharmacist in Canada.

Who requires Pharmacist Licence in Canada?

  • Community Pharmacist (License required)
  • Hospital Pharmacist (License required)
  • Clinical Research (most employers prefer Licensed pharmacist)
  • Academia and research (not required)
  • Regulatory affairs (may or may not require, but prefer licensed pharmacist)
  • Pharmaceutical Industry (Limited scope in getting jobs)
Jobs Salary (Average yearly) Vacancy (2022) (estimated)
Licensed Pharmacist
Community Pharmacist $97,500 $80,000-$89,700 730
Hospital Pharmacist $93,000 631
Non-Licensed Pharmacist
Clinical Research Associate $70,868 76
Marketing Sales Representative $77,000-$78,549 51
Regulatory Affairs $52,650 83
QA $49,862 32

PEBC Eligibility / Pattern / Fees:

Any pharmacy students who has completed 4 year pharmacy program in recognized institution and wishing to register as a pharmacist in Canada with any qualification in Pharmacy degree are eligible. All the B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm.D. and practicing pharmacist are equally eligible to apply for PEBC.

  • Eligibility:

  • Students need to enroll in the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada and create an account before they apply for document evaluation with PEBC
  • Graduates must have evaluated their qualifications to become eligible for the qualifying exam
  • 4 years of undergraduate degree in Pharmacy
  • Exam Pattern:

The PEBC exam is divided into two stages:

  • PEBC Evaluating Exam: MCQs.
  • PEBC Qualifying Exam: Part-I (MCQs) and Part-II (OSCE).
Exam stages PEBC Evaluating exam PEBC Qualifying exam (Part-1) PEBC Qualifying exam (Part-2)
Type of exam MCQs MCQs OSCE
Mode of Exam Computer-based Computer-based Case study based
Total Questions 200 Question  in each section 200 Question  in each section 1 or more interactive & non-interactive case-study
Duration Total 4.25 hours (including orientation to post-exam survey) Total 4.25 hours (including orientation to post-exam survey) 90 mins- 1st half 20 min break 90 mins 2nd half 7 mins for each station
Examination Schedule Jan and June May and November May and November
No of attempts 3 3 3
  • Important Notes:
    • Candidate must pass PEBC Evaluating exam (PEBC-I). Then and only they can apply for PEBC Qualifying Exam (PEBC-2).
    • If candidate clears the part-I but fails in part-II, they need to give part-II exam within three years of passing part-1.


Modes Of Payment:

For each exam, you are required to pay a different amount only in Canadian currency. Both online and offline modes of payment are available. Online payment can be done with Visa or MasterCard only. Fee receipt will be provided with Document Evaluation results letter.

Examination Fees Payment mode
PEBC Evaluating exam $900 Online: Visa or MasterCard
Offline: For students living in Canada (Signed, currently dated, certified Canadian cheque, bank draft, or money order is acceptable)
PEBC Qualifying exam (Part-I) (MCQ) $845 Online: Visa or MasterCard
Offline: International money order or bank draft, drawn from Canada with transit number of bank printed at bottom of draft using standardized coding
PEBC Qualifying exam (Part-II) (OSCE) $1895 Online: Visa or MasterCard
Offline: International money order or bank draft, drawn from Canada with transit number of bank printed at bottom of draft using standardized coding

If the above requirements are not fulfilled, then $30 CAD will be charged covering shipping and handling costs.

*PEBC reserves the right to change the fees at any time as required.

Cancellation Or Withdrawal Of PEBC Exam And Refund Policies:

Candidates who wish to cancel the exam have to send an email to mentioning the reason for cancellation and the type of exam they wish to withdraw from. If candidates are giving a computer-based exam, then they need to request Prometric for cancellation or cancel the exam on the Prometric website.


Refund is processed and determined based on the date and the reason for cancellation. Refund is processed 6 weeks after the exam date. If a refund is being sent outside of Canada, $30 CAD will be deducted from the refund amount for a money order or $50 CAD will be deducted for a wire transfer.

Cancellation Date/ Reason for Cancellation Amount of Refund per Exam
Before or on the examination deadline $150 will be cut from exam fee
More than 8 weeks before the 1st exam day 50% refund
Less than 8 weeks before exam day No refund
Any illness (documented) Up to a 33%
Any empathetic situations or bereavement (documented) Up to a 50%

Pharmacist Evaluating Examination Syllabus:

The PEBC syllabus comprises of the required competencies or subject areas, such as job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgements to deliver effective and safe pharmacy practice. The percentage shows total weightage of subjects. The major subject areas are as follows:

  • Biomedical Sciences (15%),
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (25%),
  • Pharmacy Practice (50%),
  • Behavioral, Social, and Administrative Pharmacy Services (10%).

PEBC Exam Centers In India

During the Corona pandemic, PEBC introduced remote proctoring, an online computer-based exam, to allow candidates to write the exam safely and within the time frame they have set. Once candidates have applied for the PEBC Evaluating exam, they will receive an ‘Invitation to Schedule’ (sent out two weeks before the exam on a first-come, first-served basis), allowing them to schedule their Prometric test within the start time window mentioned in the invitation. Candidates can take the exam on the scheduled date at home via remote proctoring or at the Prometric test center. If applicants fail to take a test on the scheduled date for certain reasons, instead of canceling, they can reschedule their test on the Prometric website under ‘Rescheduling Test’ within 48 hours of the exam day.

Test centers available in India are as follows:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Gurgaon
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai

PEBC Exam Dates:

Exams are scheduled twice the year. Deadlines for registration vary for each exam.

Examination Name Examination Date(s) Application Deadline Results Release Date
Pharmacist Qualifying Examination May and Nov 2024 Feb and Aug 2024 July and Dec 2024
Pharmacist Evaluating Examination Jan and June 2024 Sept and March 2024 Feb and July 2024

PEBC Examination Scoring and Results:

Understanding Examination Scores for the Canadian Pharmacy Licensing Exam

When preparing for the Canadian Pharmacy Licensing Exam, candidates often wonder how their performance will be assessed and scored during the examination process. The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) employs a comprehensive scoring system that evaluates candidates’ performance across two main components: Part I (Multiple-Choice Questions) and Part II (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations or OSCEs). Here’s a breakdown of how examination scores are determined:

Part I (Multiple-Choice Questions): In Part I of the exam, candidates answer multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to assess their knowledge and understanding of pharmacy practice. Each correct answer earns the candidate one point, with no penalty for incorrect answers. The total score for Part I is calculated by summing the points earned for all correct answers.

Part II (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations or OSCEs): Part II of the exam consists of OSCEs, which are interactive and non-interactive stations designed to evaluate candidates’ clinical skills, communication abilities, and overall performance. Each station is marked by assessors who rate the candidate’s performance based on specific criteria:

  1. Communications Ratings: Assessors evaluate the candidate’s ability to interact effectively with clients, focusing on factors such as attending to clients’ needs, using an organized approach, employing non-verbal communication, and using clear language and verbal expression.
  2. Outcome Ratings: The outcome ratings assess the adequacy and relevance of information gathered, identification of drug therapy problems, safety and effectiveness of recommendations, and adherence to station objectives and competencies.
  3. Overall Performance Ratings: These ratings assess the degree to which the problem is solved accurately, the quality of communications, the accuracy of documentation, the thoroughness of information provided, the likelihood of an effective outcome for the patient, and the extent of services provided as outlined in the competencies.

Total Score Calculation: The total score for Part II is the sum of the communication, outcome, and overall performance ratings across all scored stations. The passing score is determined based on standardized scoring scales to ensure comparability across different exam administrations.

The comprehensive scoring system employed by PEBC ensures that candidates are evaluated thoroughly and fairly, reflecting their knowledge, skills, and competencies in pharmacy practice.

Evaluation steps to become License Pharmacist of Canada

Step 1: Enrolment In Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada

  • Prior to taking the examination, Get yourself enrolled in Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada (national association of pharmacy regulatory) to obtain a national ID number.

Step 2: Applying To PEBC for Document Evaluation

  • With the national ID number, apply to PEBC for document evaluation application. After 8 to 12 weeks you will get document evaluation results.

Step 3: Writing pharmacist Evaluating examination (pebc-1)

  • Once candidates meet the requirement for PEBC and obtain the ‘PEBC certificate of Qualification’, they are eligible to write the pebc evaluating examination.
  • After obtaining the qualification certificate, you will receive a PEBC ID number.
  • Use the PEBC ID to create a profile on the portal for apply for the evaluating examination.
  • If you qualify for the evaluation exam, you will find the application in your portal account which is valid until 12:00 PM on the application deadline date.
  • Log in to your portal and complete the application process for the exam and pay the fees.
  • You can track your progress via a portal in licensing procedures as well.

Step 4: Applying For pharmacist qualifying examination (PEBC-2)

  • Once you have pass the evaluating exam, you are now ready to apply for qualifying examination via the portal.
  • If you pass part-1 (MCQs) of PEBC-2 and fail part-2 (OSCE), you can retake the test within 3 years of the Part-1 (MCQs) exam.
  • After completing both Evaluating and pebc qualifying examination successfully, you are now eligible for licensure.

Step 5: Applying To PRA ( pharmacy Regulatory Authority)

  • Candidates need to apply to the PRA through Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada, where PRA will be able to see applicants’ profiles, documents, and results.
  • After that, they must directly apply to the PRA in the province they wish to get a license.

Step 6: Jurisprudence Exam

  • Different province-specific Jurisprudence exams are based on Canadian pharmacy practice law.
  • Comparatively easy.
  • Fees: $125-130.

Step 7: Practical Training And Assessment

  • The candidate must complete a practical training period as an intern to meet the licensing requirements.
  • The number of hours required for practical training varies from province to province.
  • This is a crucial part as it ensures that a candidate receives experience in pharmacy patient care and fulfills the competency standards.
  • Language Requirement: IELTS (Academic) Overall band-7 or higher (6 in each module).

Step 8: License Registration

  • PRA will confirm that a candidate has fulfilled all the requirements to be licensed.
  • Fees will be charged for the license, and now you get licensure as a pharmacist as well as practice as a pharmacist.
  • Every year, the license should be renewed with a fee (Variable).

PEBC Preparation – Pharmacist Evaluating Exam and Qualifying Exam Syllabus

Both PEBC Evaluating and Qualifying exams comprise vast subject areas to study. But restructuring this syllabus into a more understandable way will make it easier to learn and prepare for the exam. It is advisable to give at least a six-month plan for preparation. This will help students to go through each and every topic, especially the areas covering more than 50% of weightage, along with a month for revision, developing the necessary skills and knowledge required for being a pharmacist in Canada. The PEBC syllabus is restructured into simpler modules for your easy understanding. The sample questions are provided as illustrations, to assist you to become familiar with the examination format and phrasing style.

Pharmacist Evaluating Exam Syllabus

Section 1: Clinical Science:

  • Spend about 3 months on learning clinical science and 20 days on revision of it.
  • Module 1: Peripheral Nervous System
  • Module 2: Cardiovascular System
  • Module 3: Endocrine System
  • Module 4: Central Nervous System
  • Module 5: Musculoskeletal System
  • Module 6: Immune System and Cancer
  • Module 7: Infectious Diseases
  • Module 8: Respiratory System
  • Module 9: Gastroenterology
  • Module 10: Miscellaneous

Section 2: Pharmacy Practice And Professional Skills (10 Days):

  • Chapter 1: Pharmacy Workflow
  • Chapter 2: Safety
  • Chapter 3: Communication
  • Chapter 4: Role and Responsibility
  • Chapter 5: Compounding Pharmacy

Section 3: Pharmaceutical Science (Spent 20 Days):

  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Pharmaceutical Principles
  • Dosage forms and Formulations
  • Drug Delivery System
  • Medicinal Chemistry (Only selective and basic)
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology (Main Concepts)

Section 4: Behavioral And Administrative Science (Spend 15 Days):

  • After spending 5 months on learning and revision, one month for doing practice tests is highly advisable.

Pharmacist Qualifying Exam – syllabus

What are Competencies?

Competencies are defined as significant job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and judgments required for competent performance (i.e., safe and effective practice). They provide an overview of what a pharmacist must be able to do at entry to practice, without supervision, when the need arises. Standards of practice describe ”good practice”, providing some detail about how to perform many of the tasks required to provide safe and effective pharmacy services.  To be certified by PEBC and registered as a pharmacist, candidates are required to demonstrate that they have these competencies, by successfully completing the Qualifying Examination.

The role of the pharmacist in the Canadian health care system has evolved significantly over the past several years. Thus, pharmacists’ required knowledge and skills at entry to practice have also evolved, in order to fulfill their expanded scope of practice and meet patients’ needs. Thus, the blueprint now includes the following two competencies that were not as prominent in previous exam blueprints: “Health Promotion” and “Quality and Safety”.

The competencies for pharmacists and Pharmacy technicians are closely aligned, with each group taking responsibility for their respective roles while working collaboratively. Pharmacists are primarily responsible for drug therapy advice and decision-making, focusing on the clinical aspects of patient care. Pharmacy technicians are primarily responsible for the technical functions and for referring patients to the pharmacist for drug therapy advice. In many workplaces, pharmacists take or share responsibility for these technical functions, and must be competent in “Product Distribution”.

Although some aspects of the scope of practice of the Canadian pharmacist may differ among jurisdictions and workplaces, the core competencies expected of pharmacists at entry to practice are the same. In all settings, when providing patient care, the pharmacist works in collaboration with the patient, pharmacy technicians and other health care professionals in order to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the patient.

Competency 1: Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities – 8 %

Pharmacists practise within legal requirements, demonstrate professionalism and uphold professional standards of practice, codes of ethics and policies.

Competency 2: Patient Care – 42%

Pharmacists, in partnership with the patient and in collaboration with other health professionals, meet the patient’s health and drug-related needs to achieve the patient’s health goals.

Competency 3: Product Distribution – 13 %

Pharmacists ensure accurate product distribution that is safe and appropriate for the patient.

Competency 4: Practice Setting – 3 %

Pharmacists oversee the practice setting with the goal of ensuring safe, effective and efficient patient care.

Competency 5: Health Promotion – 3 %

Pharmacists use their expertise to advance the health and wellness of patients, communities and populations.

Competency 6: Knowledge and Research Application – 6 %

Pharmacists access, retrieve, critically analyze and apply relevant information to make evidence -informed decisions within their practice with the goal of ensuring safe and effective patient care.

Competency 7: Communication and Education – 14 %

Pharmacists communicate effectively with patients, the pharmacy team, other health professionals and the public, providing education when required.

Competency 8: Intra- and Inter-Professional Collaboration – 6 %

Pharmacists work in collaboration with the pharmacy team and other health professionals to deliver comprehensive services, make best use of resources and ensure continuity of care in order to achieve thepatient’s health goals.

Competency 9: Quality and Safety – 5 %

Pharmacists collaborate in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, procedures and activities that promote quality and safety.

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  • Do understand the exam format: Familiarize yourself with the structure and components of the PEBC exams. This will help you tailor your study plan accordingly and allocate your time wisely.
  • Do practice with sample questions: Take advantage of sample questions and practice tests available to get a better understanding of the exam’s content and improve your test-taking skills.
  • Do manage your time effectively: Create a study schedule that allows you to cover the entire syllabus while leaving enough time for revisions. Stick to the schedule and avoid procrastination.
  • Do seek help when needed: If you encounter difficulties in understanding any topics or concepts, don’t hesitate to seek help from professors, mentors, or study groups. Collaborating with others can enhance your learning experience.
  • Do take care of your well-being: Prioritize self-care and maintain a healthy lifestyle during your preparation period. This includes getting enough sleep, eating nutritious meals, and engaging in physical activities to keep your mind and body in optimal condition.
  • Do stay motivated and positive: Keep a positive mindset throughout your exam preparation journey. Celebrate small victories, stay motivated, and visualize your success as a licensed pharmacist in Canada.


  • Don’t cram at the last minute: Avoid rushing your studies or trying to memorize everything right before the exams. Instead, follow a consistent and well-paced study plan.
  • Don’t neglect practice scenarios: The PEBC exams assess practical skills, so make sure to practice scenarios and patient cases to improve your clinical reasoning and communication abilities.
  • Don’t rely on a single study resource: Explore different study materials, study guide or textbook and online resources to gain a comprehensive understanding of the exam topics. Variety in your resources can provide different perspectives and insights.
  • Don’t underestimate the importance of time management: Efficient time management is crucial during the exams. Practice time-bound mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy in answering questions.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others: Everyone has their own pace and learning style. Avoid comparing your progress or performance to others, as it can lead to unnecessary stress and self-doubt.


Throughout this comprehensive guide to the Canadian pharmacy licensing process, you have gained valuable insights into the PEBC journey and how it can unlock your path to becoming a pharmacist in Canada. By understanding the importance of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) for Indian pharmacy students, you are better equipped to navigate the licensing process with confidence.

From eligibility requirements to exam patterns, syllabus coverage, and preparation tips, this guide has provided you with a wealth of information to enhance your understanding of the PEBC licensing process. Armed with this knowledge, you can approach your exams and subsequent career opportunities with a solid foundation.

Remember to utilize the recommended study materials, practice scenarios, and mock exams to prepare effectively for the PEBC exams. Follow the dos and don’ts to optimize your study approach and manage your time efficiently. Leveraging the comprehensive information available in this guide will ensure you are well-prepared and increase your chances of success.

By successfully completing the PEBC certification process, you open doors to a rewarding career as a pharmacist in Canada. Don’t hesitate to embark on this journey and unlock your potential in the pharmaceutical field. The comprehensive guide to the Canadian pharmacy licensing process has provided you with the information you need to take the first step towards your dream career. Good luck!


  • How To Get Enrolled For PEBC?

Enroll in Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada to get a national ID number. Then create a portal on the PEBC website and enroll for document verification.

  • How To Get Certified In PEBC / PEBC ID Number?

Once you apply for document evaluation and qualify, you will be provided a Certificate of Qualification with a PEBC ID number.

  • Who Sets The PEBC Eligibility Criteria?

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.

  • What Is PEBC Eligibility Regarding Candidate’s Qualification?

Candidates must have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree program in the Pharmacy field.

  • Is There Any PEBC Eligibility Regarding An Age Limit Of The Candidate?


  • What Is The PEBC Eligibility Regarding The Availability Of The Documents?
    • University degree certificate
    • University Transcript
    • Copy of Syllabus
    • Valid passport
    • Birth Certificate
    • A copy of original documents notarized with a sign and stamp/seal or documents must show sign and license number of lawyer when making a true copy. Do not re-copy copied documents.
  • What Are The Fears About The PEBC Exam? How To Get Rid Of It?

The main fear and difficulty is the complex structure of the PEBC exam. Do not worry about fears, instead, focus on subject areas to strengthen your knowledge. Practice and revise thoroughly what you have learned.

  • How To Get A Good Score? How To Clear PEBC?

Follow proper scheduled planning of every subject. Focus more on the subjects with more weightage. Spend two hours regularly. Work on your weaknesses (if any in any subjects).

  • Can I write this examination from India?

PEBC part 1 that is evaluating exam can be written from India.

  • How many attempts are there for PEBC?

After three unsuccessful attempts, a fourth attempt is possible only if approved by board: Candidates are allowed a maximum of four attempts for the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination.

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