Registration Reinstatement

REGISTRATION REINSTATEMENT

If you are a former or non-practising registrant in B.C. and would like to reinstate into the Full Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician register, you must complete the reinstatement registration process before practising pharmacy in BC.

Your reinstatement category is determined by the length of time that has lapsed since the date you were last registered as a “Full” registrant (and not any other class such as “Non-Practising” or “Temporary”), to the date your “Full” registration is completed.

However, if you are currently registered as an active, practicing pharmacist in another Canadian province/territory, you are eligible to reinstate through the “Pharmacist from Canada (CFTA)” pre-registration category instead of through the “Less than 6 years” or “6 years or More” reinstatement category.

Each category has its own registration requirements that must be met in order to complete the registration process.

If you have any questions, contact the Registration Department at: registration@bcpharmacists.org.

You must not provide pharmacy services until your registration has been reinstated by the College.

  1. Reinstatement Application
    1. Determine your reinstatement category from the table below and refer to the relevant webpage for steps to complete the registration process.
      Reinstatement Category Description of Category
      Within 90 days (late registration renewal) Registration expired within 90 days.
      Less than 6 Years Registration as a Full Registrant has expired for more than 90 days, and Full Registration will be completed within 6 years from the date last registered as a Full Registrant.
      6 Years of More Registration as a Full Registrant has expired for 6 years or more from the date last registered as a Full Registrant.

      The content below does not apply to the "Within 90 Days" category.

    2. Before submitting your reinstatement application:
    3. When ready to submit your reinstatement application*:

      • Log into eServices using the username previously assigned to you when you were a registrant. If you forgot your username, or are unable to log in, contact the Registration Department. If you forgot your password, click on the “Forgot password” link on the eServices login page. Do not create multiple accounts as your information will not be merged.
      • Click “Reinstatement”. Complete the application form and submit the required documents and payment online.

        *See Offline Process below if you are a current registrant (e.g. Non-Practising or Temporary)

    A reinstatement application is valid for 3 years from the date the application was received. In accordance with Registration Committee Policy-9, You will have to re-apply for reinstatement if you do not qualify or apply for Full Pharmacist registration before your reinstatement application expires.

    You will receive a confirmation email when you your reinstatement application is completed, including receipt of your CRC result. You may then proceed to complete the registration requirements before applying for Full registration (see below). Ensure your email address under the “My Profile” tab in eServices is up-to-date. If necessary, add the College’s email addresses to your Safe Sender List to avoid College emails from being filtered into your junk folder.
     

  2. Full Registration Application

    You must complete all registration requirements for your reinstatement category prior to submitting your Full Registration application.

    1. Before submitting your reinstatement application:
    2. When ready to submit your full registration application*:

      • Log into eServices using the username and click “Full Registration”.
      • Submit payment by credit card to complete your Full Registration application when all requirements are met and documents submitted (if any) have all been reviewed and approved.

        *See Offline Process below if you are a current registrant (e.g. Non-Practising or Temporary)

    You will receive a confirmation email when your Full Registration application is completed. You will then be able to access your registration card through eServices and you may provide pharmacy services in BC.

    Your registration is valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually. For more information, see registration renewal.

Processing Times

Reinstatement Application

Your application will be reviewed within 5 business days upon receipt of payment online. Your payment date is the receipt date of your reinstatement application for the purposes of Registration Committee Policy-9.

Documents submitted after payment will be reviewed within 5 business days after submission.

The processing time for a reinstatement application is at least 45 days due to the processing time of your Criminal Record Check (CRC) result by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (visit the CRC page for more information). 

You will be notified by email when there is an update to your documents or application status.

Full Registration

If an updated document is required, processing time is 5 business days from the date the previous document was received.

If PEBC certification is the last assessment required to complete your registration, your application will be processed within 5 business days after the official results have been released.

You will be notified by email when there is an update to your documents or application status.

When all requirements are met and all submitted documents (if any) are approved, you will be able to submit payment by credit card for the registration fee to complete the registration process. Within 24 hours of payment, you will receive a confirmation email when registration is granted.

Payment

Registration fees can be found in the HPA Fee Schedule. All fees are non-refundable.

Acceptable methods of payment are Visa and Mastercard credit cards (Visa or Mastercard debit cards and prepaid credit cards are not accepted).

Offline Process

If you are currently registered with the College as a Non-Practicing or Temporary registrant, you will have to submit the paper application forms and the required documents via email to the Registration Department at: registration@bcpharmacists.org. The Online Registration Modules are designed for those who are not a current registrant. 

Reinstatement Applications:

Pharmacist Applicants (choose one):

Pharmacy Technician Applicants (choose one):

Full Registration applications (choose one):