The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada does not endorse any preparatory course of any kind whatsoever, and any pretence by an individual or group in making such a claim is liable to legal prosecution.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to utilize suitable reference materials and other resources in preparation for the Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Examination. You should identify your personal learning needs in accordance with the examination blueprint (and consideration, if applicable, of feedback from any previous examination attempt).
It is important for pharmacy technicians seeking to become registered to continually stay up to date with current pharmacy technician practice issues. This includes staying current as new developments reach practice and the workplace. It is important for candidates to use current information (including most current textbook editions) when preparing for the Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Examination.
From time to time, additional reference and learning resource suggestions may appear on the PEBC website.
In addition to your pharmacy technician training and personal learning, the ideal tool for acquiring Canadian pharmacy practice skills is to undertake “hands on” practice experience working in a Canadian pharmacy setting with direct patient care services. Practice experience will offer insights into the role of the pharmacy technician in day-to-day patient care in the field of pharmacy, the Canadian health system, legal, professional and ethical issues, technical and other practice scenarios.
The following listings are intended as a general guide and cover a variety of topics and may be helpful to you as you prepare to take the Pharmacy Technician Qualifying Examination. This list of references is oriented to the needs of pharmacy technicians and covers a wide variety of pharmacy topics, but it is NOT intended to serve as a detailed syllabus nor should it be assumed that these resources are the source of examination questions. You are strongly advised to be familiar with references that your provincial regulatory authority mandates for all pharmacies in your province. Listings are presented in the following sections:
• pharmacy technician review guides,
• pharmacy technician textbook references,
• internet resources