Community Pharmacy Accreditation Renewal Now Open – Due May 10, 2024

Posted:Apr 2nd, 2024
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The College’s online annual accreditation renewal for community pharmacies is now available. Email reminders will be sent to Director Liaisons and appointed Designated Managers leading up to the May 10, 2024 deadline.

Before you begin you will need:

  • Credit card if paying online*
  • User ID: This is your OCP number
  • Password: If you have forgotten 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 your password
  • Once you have successfully logged in, select “Accreditation Renewal”

The accreditation renewal application is made up of the following three steps. Each step must be completed for successful pharmacy accreditation renewal:

  1. Corporation Information Renewal (Must be completed by the Director Liaison)

Director Liaisons will be guided through information on the corporation which owns and operates the pharmacy/pharmacies – this information requires verification and/or updating. This information is only viewable by the Director Liaison of the corporation. A Designated Manger is not permitted to verify or update corporate information.

AIMS Declaration

The Director Liaison will be asked to complete a declaration on the AIMS (Assurance and Improvement in Medication Safety) Program.

The Director Liaison is accountable for ensuring their pharmacies are compliant with the requirements of the mandatory AIMS Program, including the completion of the Pharmacy Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA). Director Liaisons are to ensure their Designated Managers have completed the PSSA and that their pharmacy teams are using the AIMS Pharmapod platform to record medication incidents and good catches (near misses) to optimize patient outcomes.

  1. Pharmacy Information Renewal

Here, you will be guided through information pertaining to the pharmacy which requires verification and/or updating.

  1. Payment

Fees for 2024

Revenue from annual fees is necessary for the College to meet our legislated obligations and regulate the profession in the public interest. College by-laws approved by the Board of Directors in 2020 set an annual increase in fees to be tied to the percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index (Ontario all items) as of September 30th of each year. The intention is to reduce the need for large increases in fees in any single year by keeping up with inflation, which impacts everyone and contributes to higher costs for all organizations, including the College.

The Consumer Price Index as of September 30, 2023, was 3.6%. Accordingly, 2024 annual renewal fees for community pharmacies is $1,544.54 ($1,366.85 + $177.69 HST).

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

Payment by cheque or money order
Print and submit your Information Renewal Confirmation along with your cheque or money order made payable to the Ontario College of Pharmacists. Please write the accreditation number of the pharmacy on your cheque and ensure the cheque is signed.

Please ensure that all information submitted is complete and accurate, and that renewal fees are paid in full on or before May 10, 2024.

FAQs about accreditation renewal are available on the College website.

For more information, contact the Pharmacy Applications & Renewals team at or 416-962-4861 ext. 3600 / 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3600.