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Annual Registrant Renewal Now Open – Due March 10, 2023

Posted:Jan 18th, 2023
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The College’s online annual renewal for registrants is now available. Email reminders will be sent to registrants leading up to the March 10, 2023 deadline.

With the exception of students, interns and registrants holding an Emergency Assignment (EA) certificate of registration, all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must complete this year’s annual renewal process by March 10, 2023. Follow the below steps to complete this year’s renewal.

Before you begin you will need:

  • Credit card if paying online*
  • User ID: Your OCP number
  • Password: If you forgot your password, visit our forgot password page

*Note the OCP portal no longer supports Interac debit payment


Once you’re ready:

  • Login to My Account
  • Enter your User ID (your OCP number) and password
  • Once you have successfully logged in, click “Annual Renewal”

Note: if you have not yet been prompted to create security questions upon logging into your account, you will be prompted to do so now. Follow the instructions provided, including monitoring your email inbox (and junk email) for further instructions.


Your annual renewal is comprised of filing of information and payment. Both parts must be completed to successfully renew your license.

  • Filing of Information: Confirm or update personal and workplace information and respond to a series of declarations, including if you have completed the mandatory Orientation for Minor Ailments Prescribing module.
  • Payment: The College accepts credit card, cheque or money order (see below for more details).

Provider Experience Survey
Included in the 2023 annual renewal is a link to a survey containing four provider experience indicators that will help the College use an evidence-based, data-informed approach to understand the overall experience of regulated pharmacy professionals and, ultimately, the impact of that experience on the provision of quality and safe pharmacy services. All responses to the survey will be anonymous and cannot be traced to any individual respondent.


Fees for 2023
Each year the College raises its fees by the percent increase, if any, in the consumer price index (CPI) for goods and services, in accordance with the By-Law that was approved by the Board in 2020. The intention was to prevent the need for large increases in fees in any single year by keeping up with inflation and to ensure the College’s regulatory programs are appropriately funded. The first CPI-linked increase was in 2021.

As shared following the December Board meeting, the increase for 2023 has been calculated at 6.7% based on the CPI (Ontario, all items) as of September 30, 2022. Accordingly, the 2023 annual renewal fees are as follows: Pharmacist – Part A: $842.15 (+HST); Pharmacist – Part B: $421.10 (+HST); Pharmacy Technician: $561.45 (+HST).

Payment by credit card
It’s quick, easy and secure. Pay your annual fee online using your Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Payment by cheque or money order
Print and submit your “Confirmation of Information Renewal” along with your cheque or money order to OCP. All methods of payment should be made payable to the Ontario College of Pharmacists or OCP.

Payment by employer
Print and submit your “Confirmation of Information Renewal” to your employer as proof that you have completed the information renewal component.


Penalties
If you miss the annual renewal deadline of March 10, 2023, you will be subject to additional fees. The penalty fee for failure to pay the annual renewal by the due date is $140.35 (plus HST and annual fee) if paid within 30 days of the fee due date. After 30 days, the penalty fee increases to $211.10 (plus HST and annual fee). To avoid penalties, you must complete your renewal on or before March 10, 2023. Failure to pay your fees will result in suspension of your license. Note that a suspension will remain on your public profile as part of your registration history.


Once you have updated your information and paid your annual fee, your renewal is considered complete. If paying online by credit card, you will have immediate access to your official tax receipt in the Financials section of your online account. If paying by cheque or money order, please allow 2-3 weeks from date of receipt for processing.


FAQs about annual renewal, including fees, are available on the College website.

For more information, contact the Registrant Applications and Renewals team at registrantservices@ocpinfo.com or 416-962-4861 / 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400.