Resigning & Reinstating

Resigning

There are a number of circumstances where you may wish to consider resigning from the College Register. Examples include retirement, parental leave or if you are relocating outside the province.

If you resign from the Register:

  • You are not permitted to practice pharmacy in the province of Ontario
  • You are not permitted to use the protected title of “pharmacist” or “pharmacy technician”
  • You are not obligated to pay your licensing fee or to purchase personal professional liability insurance
  • The College retains the ability to investigate allegations of professional misconduct and incompetence, if the alleged conduct occurred while you were still a member of the College. Any outstanding investigation matters will be noted for consideration upon a new application
  • The College has no jurisdiction to initiate inquiries into a member’s health or to continue with ongoing inquiries into a member’s health after a member has resigned from the College. Any outstanding inquiry into a former member’s health will be noted for consideration upon receipt of a new application by the former member

If you are considering resigning you are encouraged to do so before the annual registration renewal date (March 10 of each year).


Reinstatement (within three years of the date of resignation)

If you are a former pharmacist or pharmacy technician member who was in good standing when you resigned, you may reapply for reinstatement if you:

  • Submit your application within three years of the date of resignation
  • Pay all outstanding fees or money owed to the College
  • Pay the required reinstatement fee
  • Have personal professional liability insurance (excludes pharmacists in Part B of Register)
  • Have no outstanding conduct, incompetence or incapacity matters with the College

Pharmacists are automatically reinstated into Part B of the Register. You may be reinstated into Part A of the Register if:

  • You were not in the process with the Quality Assurance Peer Review prior to resignation
  • You performed at least 600 hours of patient-care in Canada or the United States during the three years immediately prior to the date of resignation

Reinstatement (three or more years from the date of resignation)

If you resigned from the Register more than three years ago you do not qualify for reinstatement. To practise in Ontario you must reapply and meet the registration requirements for new applicants. You will be required to write the Jurisprudence Exam and demonstrate currency of practice. As a former member, your education, PEBC examinations and practical training requirements would be considered met.


Reinstatement After Revocation

Read more about how to get reinstated after revocation.