Reinstating to Practice

Pharmacy Technician Reinstatement 

If you are a former or non-practising pharmacy technician in BC and would like to reinstate to the practicing register, find the option which best describes your current status and follow the steps below: 
 
Late Registration Renewal for <90 days 
  1. Complete your annual renewal through eServices​
  2. Pay your registration fee

     

You're now a fully registered pharmacy technician. The College will send you a confirmation notice and issue a certificate of registration. You may access your registration card, order a certificate of standing, and a replacement certificate of registration through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually.

<6 years in the Non-Practising or Former Pharmacy Technician Category 
  1. Apply for Reinstatement to the College
    Please allow at least 20 business days for processing.
    Checklist for Reinstatement – Less than 6 years in Non-Practising or Former Pharmacy Technician Category
    Application for Reinstatement – Less than 6 years in Non-Practising or Former Pharmacy Technician Category

    Note: the application processing time is due to the criminal record check (CRC) process which can take at least 20 business days. If adjudication or fingerprinting is required for the CRC, then the processing time will be further extended.

    A notarized affidavit is required if:

    • your name is not the same on all identification submitted or you cannot provide the supporting documents for the name differences; 
    • an updated certificate of standing cannot be provided; or

     

    See Related Resources below for a sample. 

  2. Complete Professional Development and Assessment Program (PDAP) Requirements

    All PDAP requirements must be met prior to being reinstated.

    Confirm any outstanding PDAP requirements with the College. See the Programs page for more information. 

  3. Apply to be a full registered pharmacy technician 
    If paying by credit card, please allow 5 business days for processing. However, if paying by cheque please allow 10 – 12 business days for processing.

    Checklist for Full Pharmacy Technician Registration
    Application for Full Pharmacy Technician Registration

    Professional Liability Insurance - all 3 criteria listed in the professional liability insurance section are required for registration.

You're now a fully registered pharmacy technician. The College will send you a confirmation notice and issue a certificate of registration. You may access your registration card, order a certificate of standing, and a replacement certificate of registration through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually.

6 Years or More in the Non-Practising or Former Pharmacy Technician Category

Note: Steps 2, 3 and 4 can be completed in any order.

  1. Apply for Reinstatement to the College
    Please allow at least 20 business days for processing.
    Checklist for Reinstatement – More than 6 years in Non-Practising or Former Pharmacy Technician Category
    Application for Reinstatement – More than 6 years in Non-Practising or Former Pharmacy Technician Category

    Note: the application processing time is due to the criminal record check (CRC) process which can take at least 20 business days. If adjudication or fingerprinting is required for the CRC, then the processing time will be further extended.

    A notarized affidavit is required if:

    • your name is not the same on all identification submitted or you cannot provide the supporting documents for the name differences; 
    • an updated certificate of standing cannot be provided; or

     

    See Related Resources below for a sample. 

  2. Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination (JE)
    JE Information Guide
    Online Registration: eServices
    • Exam Date: June 5, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: May 5, 2017
    • Results Released: 1 month after exam - sent via Canada Post

    JE Orientation Presentation (mp4) (mp3)
    Note: Effective July 26, 2016 (subsequent to the production of the audio/podcast files above), it is now within the scope of nurse practitioner practice to prescribe, compound, administer or dispense controlled drugs and substances in accordance with the standards, limits and conditions set by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.

    Drug Schedule - provided at exam

    Results are valid for 3 years from the test date.

  3. Successfully complete Structured Practical Training (SPT)
    SPT Information Guide
    SPT Application Form

    This is valid for 3 years from the completion date.

    Complete the following online courses for WorkSafeBC requirements and submit with your SPT application form:

    1. Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying & Harassment Training
    2. Workplace Safety Orientation (Safety for Young & New Workers)
  4. Successfully complete Part II (OSCE) of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam
    Visit the PEBC website for more information.
  5. Apply to be a full registered pharmacy technician
    If paying by credit card, please allow 5 business days for processing. However, if paying by cheque please allow 10 – 12 business days for processing.

    Checklist for Full Pharmacy Technician Registration
    Application for Full Pharmacy Technician Registration

    Professional Liability Insurance - all 3 criteria listed in the professional liability insurance section are required for registration.

You're now a fully registered pharmacy technician. The College will send you a confirmation notice and issue a certificate of registration. You may access your registration card, order a certificate of standing, and a replacement certificate of registration through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually.