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.
 
Note that your reinstatement requirements are determined by the time period that has lapsed from the date you were last registered as a “Full” registrant (and not any other classes such as “Non-Practising” or “Temporary”) to the date your reinstatement application is received.
 

However, if you are currently registered as an active, practicing pharmacy technician in another Canadian province/territory, you are eligible to reinstate through the "Pharmacy Technician from Canada (CFTA)" pre-registration category instead of completing the steps

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 $130.00 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.

All PDAP requirements must be met prior to being reinstated. See Programs for more information.

Confirm any outstanding PDAP requirements with the College at ProDev@bcpharmacists.org.

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 30 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. 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. See Programs for more information.

    Confirm any outstanding PDAP requirements with the College at ProDev@bcpharmacists.org

  3. Apply to be a registered pharmacy technician 

    You may submit your Pharmacy Technician Registration application online after completing all PDAP requirements listed above.

    Use the Application Checklist for Pharmacy Technician Registration to identify the required documents or information prior to submitting your application.

    To submit your Pharmacy Technician Registration application, log into your eServices account, and select “Full Registration”. 

    Please allow 5 business days for processing if you have to resubmit your work authorization or Letter of Standing.

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

    You will able to submit payment by credit card to complete registration when all requirements are met.

  4. Completing Additional Training (Optional)

    Additional training is required for working in a pharmacy that provides specific types of pharmacy services (e.g. Opioid Agonist Treatment).  If this training applies to you, you are required to submit a declaration through eServices upon successful completion of the training.  Please visit the College website at: https://www.bcpharmacists.org/declarations for more information.

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.

Note: Effective December 1, 2020, all newly registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians needing access to PharmaNet must enrol in PRIME by applying to the Ministry of Health and obtain approval to access PharmaNet.  You may complete Step 1 of the enrollment process at any time, but you should only complete Step 2 of the enrollment process after 8pm on the day your Full registration is granted and a registration number is issued or else your approval will be delayed.  For more information, visit the PRIME web page or contact PRIME@gov.bc.ca.

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 30 business days for processing.
    Checklist for Reinstatement – 6 years or more in Non-Practicing or Former Pharmacy Technician Category
    Application for Reinstatement – 6 years or more in Non-Practicing or Former Pharmacy Technician Category

    Note: the application processing time is due to the criminal record check (CRC) process. 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 exam date in accordance with Registration Committee Policy-10.

  3. Successfully complete Structured Practical Training (SPT)
    SPT Information Guide
    SPT Application Form

    This is valid for 3 years from the completion date. Refer to Registration Committee Policy #8 and #10 for details.

    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 (OSPE) of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam
    Visit the PEBC website for more information.
  5. Apply to be a registered pharmacy technician

    You may submit your Pharmacy Technician application online after completing all required assessments listed above.All assessment results must be valid in order to be eligible to apply.You may apply in advance if you have met all other registration requirements and are only waiting for your PEBC certification results to be released.

    Use the Application Checklist for Pharmacy Technician Registration to identify the required documents or information prior to submitting your application.

    To submit your Pharmacy Technician Registration application, log into your eServices account, and select “Full Registration”. 

    Please allow 5 business days for processing if you have to resubmit your work authorization or Letter of Standing, or after the PEBC certification results have been released.

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

    You will able to submit payment by credit card to complete registration when all requirements are met.

  6. Completing Additional Training (Optional)

    Additional training is required for working in a pharmacy that provides specific types of pharmacy services (e.g. Opioid Agonist Treatment).  If this training applies to you, you are required to submit a declaration through eServices upon successful completion of the training.  Please visit the College website at: https://www.bcpharmacists.org/declarations for more information.

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.

Note: Effective December 1, 2020, all newly registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians needing access to PharmaNet must enrol in PRIME by applying to the Ministry of Health and obtain approval to access PharmaNet.  You may complete Step 1 of the enrollment process at any time, but you should only complete Step 2 of the enrollment process after 8pm on the day your Full registration is granted and a registration number is issued or else your approval will be delayed.  For more information, visit the PRIME web page or contact PRIME@gov.bc.ca.