The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to consider participating in the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (PEBCQE-Part II). The PEBCQE-Part II for pharmacists is known as an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) and the PEBCQE-Part II for pharmacy technicians is known as an OSPE (Objective Structured Performance Examination).
The PEBC OSCE and OSPE consists of a series of clinical stations designed to assess communication and interpersonal skills and clinical or technical problem solving. In most stations, a trained assessor is present to observe and evaluate candidates’ interactions with a standardized patient or client in a standardized, objective manner using standardized scoring guidelines.
For more information about PEBC’s Qualifying Examination – Part II and becoming an Assessor, see Assessor Information.
Benefits of Becoming an Assessor
- Assessors find the experience to be both informative and professionally rewarding
- provides a valuable service to the profession and to the public
- offers an opportunity to meet and interact with others in the pharmacist and pharmacy technician profession
- offers an opportunity to provide PEBC with feedback regarding the examination process and content
- Pharmacists who are licensed in Canada for at least two years and who provide and/or directly supervise patient care services in a patient care setting are eligible to be an assessor for the Pharmacist OSCE and Pharmacy Technician OSPE.
- Pharmacy technicians who are currently licensed in their province (or are “Registered” in Manitoba) are eligible to be an assessor for the Pharmacy Technician OSPE.
For full eligibility and qualification details, see pages 3 and 4 of the Assessor Application Form.
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Examination Dates & Locations
- The Pharmacist OSCE is offered twice a year, in May and November, in multiple cities across Canada. See OSCE dates and OSCE examination centres for the current year.
- The Pharmacy Technician OSPE is offered twice a year, in March or April and September. See OSPE dates and examination centres for the current year.
Applying to be an Assessor
If you are eligible and interested in participating as an assessor or if you have previously participated but have moved to a different city, please complete and return the Assessor Application Form in full and submit by mail, fax or email to:
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada – OSCE/OSPE
717 Church Street
Attn: Assessor Applications
Assessor Selection, Training, & Compensation
- Your application is not considered to be a commitment to or confirmation of participation, but is an indication of your interest and eligibility. If selected to be an Assessor for an upcoming exam, you will be contacted by the nearest examination centre and further details will be provided at that time.
- All examination personnel will be required to review, sign and comply with the terms of the Examination Personnel Agreement provided by the examination centre.
- Assessors are orientated and trained prior to the examination and guided throughout the assessment process, so it is not necessary to have experience as an assessor.
- The examination day is approximately 11 hours long. A service fee is offered for participating in the examination. Eligible travel expenses are reimbursed (at the most economical travel rates) with receipts and/or documented mileage, up to a maximum as designated by the examination centre.