Returning to practice to support pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Page updated Jan 6, 2021

The Ontario College of Pharmacists recognizes the important role of pharmacy professionals during this unprecedented public health emergency and is working to support pharmacy to respond to the increased patient care demands associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the ways we are doing this is by enabling resigned pharmacy professionals and those who currently do not provide patient care who are interested returning to practice during the pandemic to do so as efficiently and quickly as possible.

If you are interested in returning to practice to support pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has provided a number of reactivation and reinstatement options for you depending on your particular circumstances. See below.

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Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
  • Any registrant who currently is registered in the non-patient care class (Part B of the public register) who wishes to transfer to the patient-care registration class (Part A of the public register)
  • Any registrant who resigned (including those who retired) their certificate of registration within the last 3 years (based on date of resignation) may be eligible to be reinstated with the College (i.e. no examinations or assessments are required)
  • Any registrant who resigned (including those who retired) more than 3 years ago is not eligible to be reinstated as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. Former registrants must re-apply to the College and meet requirements, including the Jurisprudence exam, prior to being registered