Registration Renewal for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Registration renewal for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Registrants are responsible for renewing their registration online through eServices annually prior to their registration expiry date, if they wish to maintain their current registration. The expiry date can be found on their registration card located under the My Profile tab in eServices.  Registrants will be notified by email when access to the registrant’s renewal application is available (approximately 6 weeks prior to the registration expiry date).  It is important that  your email address with the College is correct and up-to-date.

If you do not renew your registration by the registration expiry date, you will no longer be registered with the College and will become a “former” registrant.  This means that you will not be a registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician in B.C., you will not be allowed to practice pharmacy in B.C. and your access to PharmaNet will be terminated.  If you are also a manager of a pharmacy, your pharmacy licence will be cancelled.  If you wish to become a registrant again, you will have to complete the reinstatement process applicable to your registration class (pharmacist or pharmacy technician) and pay the applicable fees.

Note that the “former” category is not the same as “non-practising” status.  See this page for more information about the difference between these two classes.

Application Process

Here are the steps for completing your Full Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician registration renewal application (note that steps with an asterisk * are not applicable to non-practising registrants):

  1. CE Requirements*

    In order to submit your registration renewal application, first complete the Continuing Education (CE) requirements of the Professional Development and Assessment Program (PDAP).  To submit your CE on the PDAP portal, log into your eServices account, select “PDAP” in the top menu and follow the prompts. 

    You will not be able to complete your registration renewal application unless you have completed all the CE requirements.  More information regarding the CE requirements can be found on this page.

    If you are on or expect to be on medical, maternity, parental or compassionate care leave, contact the Professional Development Department at ProDev@bcpharmacists.org as you may be eligible for an exemption.

  2. Completing Your Registration Renewal Application Online
    1. Log into eServices. Select My Profile then click Renew Registration.
       
    2. Select your Registration Option from the dropdown menu. Click on the hyperlink to learn more.
       
    3. Review and update your information under the Registration Information, Education, Employment and Contact Information tabs.
       
    4. Provide consent for the Criminal Record Check (CRC). The CRC is conducted at least once every 5 years only, however you are required to provide your consent every year. If you are due for a new CRC, a CRC fee will be added to your total registration fee. More information about the CRC can be found here: http://www.bcpharmacists.org/criminal-record-check.
       
    5. Complete the Statutory Declaration.
       
    6. *Complete the Professional Liability Insurance Declaration. You must have professional liability insurance that meets all these criteria:
      • Provides a minimum of $2 million coverage.
      • Provides occurrence based coverage or claims made coverage with extended reporting period of at least 3 years.
      • If not in the pharmacists’ or pharmacy technicians’ name, the group policy covers the pharmacist or pharmacy technician as an individual.
         
    7. *Complete the Drug Administration Re-certification Declaration (if applicable).
      Pharmacists that are certified for drug administration, must re-certify at the time of their registration renewal by declaring that in the preceding three years they have:
      • Administered a drug via injection route or successfully completed a continuing education program in drug administration as specified in Schedule C and
      • Administered a drug via intranasal route or successfully completed the Intranasal Administration Online Module as specified in Schedule C and
      • Maintained valid First Aid and CPR certification throughout their drug administration certification as specified in Schedule C.

        Note that if you do not satisfy the requirements to make the above declaration, your drug administration certification will no longer be valid. To become certified again, you are required to re-take the drug administration training and/or First Aid & CPR training courses.

    8. Complete Payment.
      To view the current registration fees, see Schedule D. Payment can be made by credit card or cheque. If you choose the “pay by employer” option, payment from your employer must be received before your registration expiry date to avoid being charged a late fee.

Once payment is made, your renewal is complete. Please wait until the next business day for your eServices account to update and an email confirmation will be sent once your receipt is available. The registration card will be made available at the start of your new registration year.