Reinstating to Practice

Pharmacist ReinstateMENT

If you are a former or non-practising pharmacist in BC and would like to reinstate into the full pharmacist 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 pharmacist. The College will email you a confirmation notice. You may access your registration card through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually. You will receive an email reminder six weeks before your renewal deadline. 

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

     

    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. See Programs for more information. 

    Confirm any outstanding PDAP requirements with the College.

  3. Apply to be a full registered pharmacist

    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 Pharmacist Registration
    Application for Full Pharmacist Registration 

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

    An updated certificate of standing required if you did not apply within 12 months of your pre-registration application.

You're now a fully registered pharmacist. The College will email you a confirmation notice. You may access your registration card through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually. You will receive an email reminder six weeks before your renewal deadline. 

6 years or More in the Non-Practising or Former Pharmacist Category
Note: Step 2, 3 and 4 can be completed in any order.
 
  1. Submit the Application 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 Pharmacist Category
    Application for Reinstatement – More than 6 years in Non-Practising or Former Pharmacist 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.

     

    See Related Resources below for a sample. 

  2. Successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination (JE)
    JE Information Guide
    Online Registration: eServices
    • Exam Date: February 21, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: January 23, 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 the Structured Practical Training (SPT)

    To fulfill the requirements of the College's SPT program, the only available option is to enroll in the Canadian Pharmacy Practice Programme (CP3) through the University of British Columbia - Division of Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development

    Enrolment in the full program is required. 

    ELP requirements must be successfully met prior to applying for the SPT/CP3 program. You must also have authorization to work in Canada.

    Do not register for the CP3/SPT program until your pre-registration with the College is complete.

  4. Successfully complete Part II (OSCE) of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
    Visit the PEBC website for more information.
  5. Apply to be a full registered pharmacist

    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 Pharmacist Registration
    Application for Full Pharmacist Registration

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

    An updated certificate of standing required if you did not apply within 12 months of your pre-registration application.

You're now a fully registered pharmacist. The College will email you a confirmation notice. You may access your registration card through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually. You will receive an email reminder six weeks before your renewal deadline.