Reinstating to Practice (Pharmacy Technicians

Reinstating to Practice (Pharmacy Technician)

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: 
 
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. 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.

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

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)

    Jurisprudence Exam Information

    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.

The College will send you a confirmation notice once you become a reigstered pharmacy technician in B.C.. You may access your registration card, order a certificate of standing, and a replacement certificate of registration through eServices. Registration must be renewed annually.