Referral to Panel & Appeals

Referral to a Panel of the Registration Committee

If for any reason you do not meet all of the requirements to register as a student, intern, pharmacist or pharmacy technician as set out in the Registration Regulations, Council resolutions or Registration Committee policies, your application will be referred to a panel of the Registration Committee (“panel”).

Before making a panel request, please review the policies to see if you can meet a registration requirement without a referral to a panel.

Create an account and complete the Pre-registration application, submit the supporting documentation and pay the fee.

You will be notified if the Registrar refers your application to the panel, and given an opportunity to submit further written information to the panel. Any material that you provide to the College to support your application will be provided to the panel. The panel will review your application and all relevant information to determine whether you meet the requirements for the certificate of registration for which you applied. The panel considers applications on a case-by-case basis.

Upcoming Panel dates

Dates are subject to change:

Panel Date Deadline to submit application
March 28, 2018Closed
April 26, 2018Closed
May 24, 2018 April 1, 2018
June 26, 2018May 1, 2018
July 2018 TBDJune 1, 2018

Common Reasons for Referral to the Panel:

  • Passed the PEBC Qualifying Exam on the first attempt - consideration of training and/or education
  • Extension to the validity of Structured Practical Training
  • Acceptance of non-objective evidence of language proficiency
  • Suitability for registration related to character or capacity (Declaration of Good Character Form)
  • Exemption from preceptor and/or site criteria for Structured Practical Training

Panel Decisions

College staff will notify you by email of the Panel’s decision within three business days after the meeting. The email will also include information on how to proceed with registration.

If the panel denies your request, you will be provided with a written decision explaining the panel’s reasons within six to eight weeks of the panel meeting date.


If you are dissatisfied with a Registration Panel’s decision, you will have an opportunity to appeal the decision to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) within 30 days after receiving the written decision. HPARB is an independent tribunal for all health professions established by the Government of Ontario.

If you wish to appeal a decision related to a registration requirement that is set and/or administered by a third party (e.g., the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada), you must follow the appeal process in place for that organization.

If you have questions about Panel referrals email or phone 416-962-4861 ext. 2260.