Reinstating to Practice (Pharmacist)

Reinstating to Practice (Pharmacist)

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:
 

Please be advised that you must not provide pharmacy services until your registration has been reinstated by the College.

Reinstatement following Late Registration Renewal (within the first 90 days after registration expired) 

The reinstatement process will be similar to the process for renewing your registration and with an additional late registration fee of $125.00 plus applicable taxes.If your Criminal Record Check (CRC) is expiring soon, a CRC fee will be added to your total registration fee.Visit the Registrant Renewal page for the steps to complete your reinstatement online.

More than 90 days but less than 6 years from registration expiry date and/or becoming a non-practising registrant
  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.

The College will email you a confirmation notice once you become a registered pharmacist in B.C.. 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 from registration expiry date and/or becoming a non-practising registrant
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)

    Jurisprudence Exam Information

    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.

The College will email you a confirmation notice once you become a registered pharmacist in B.C.. 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.