Details about the Pharmacy Technician International Evaluation
The International Evaluation is a 2-step process:
- confirmation and authentication of a candidate’s identity and completion of an eligible program
- assessment of a candidate’s completed Portfolio
The Portfolio is made up of 3 sections:
Section 1: Competency Development
- An opportunity for candidates to document how they developed the foundational knowledge and skills related to each of the entry-to-practice competencies, considering both their formal educational program, self-directed learning and practice experiences.
- Candidates will require their own copy of their program transcripts and syllabus to complete this section.
Section 2: Frequency of Practice Activities
- A self-declared determination of how frequently the candidate engaged in common practice activities that are relevant to the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians in Canada. There is a place to self-assess and indicate how comfortable the candidate feels carrying out each of these activities. This latter component is not marked within the Portfolio but used to help the candidate better understand what is expected of them in practice.
Section 3: Scope of Practice Scenarios
- A reflective description of how the candidate engaged in the scope of practice to address issues that routinely arise in practice; using professional judgment to address the issues. The candidate is directed to consider the questions provided when documenting the responses. Candidates are assessed on their ability to engage in the scope of practice, their reflection and written communication skills. PEBC reserves the right to schedule interviews with the candidate for further clarification of the responses.
Complete the eligibility survey to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria.
Please complete the survey in Step 1 before beginning the application process. If the survey determines you qualify to apply, you will need to review and follow the application instructions, along with the application you will need to complete the requirements.
Your PEBC ID number and Portfolio Assessment documents will be sent to you once PEBC receives your application and fee.
After your application, payment and all other documents listed above have been received, PEBC will conduct a review to confirm the authenticity of the documents you submitted and the legitimacy of the educational program that has been completed.
Time required to complete this review: 4 weeks from receipt of all of the documents.
Note: The Portfolio Assessment documents do not need to be submitted at this time and PEBC will not begin review of the Portfolio Assessment until the authentication process is complete.
Independently complete the Portfolio Assessment and submit an electronic copy once all sections have been completed. PEBC will arrange to have assessors review the Portfolio Assessment and provide your results and feedback
Time required to complete the review: 12 weeks from receipt of the completed Portfolio Assessment. If PEBC requires further clarification from you regarding your submission, there may be a delay in providing you with the results and feedback.
Scoring of the Portfolio Assessment
Each of the sections will be scored independently and then combined to establish an overall score. PEBC has worked with practitioner experts to determine the passing score which will determine if the candidate can proceed through the certification process.
Candidates are only permitted to attempt the assessment a single time. Candidates should take their time to provide sufficient details throughout the Portfolio to ensure that the assessors have the necessary information when reviewing the Portfolio. PEBC reserves the right to follow up with further clarification, as required, before releasing the results.
The sections of the Portfolio Assessment will be assessed by multiple assessors. For any unsuccessful candidates, PEBC will have the entire Portfolio reviewed by an independent assessor to validate the results.
Once the result has been released, an unsuccessful candidate cannot re-attempt the International Evaluation.
- Successful candidates will be permitted to continue through the PEBC Certification Process for Pharmacy Technicians and apply for the Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Examination
- Unsuccessful candidates will no longer be eligible to complete PEBC’s Certification Process for Pharmacy Technicians unless they complete a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program