Resigning and Reinstating
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 PEI
- You are not permitted to use the protected titles at outlined in the Practice of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Regulations
- You are not required to pay your registration fee or hold liability insurance
- You are not required to complete continuing education requirements
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 an application within three years of the date of resignation,
- Pay the initial registration fee,
- Submit a criminal record check with vulnerable sector check,
- Obtain personal professional liability insurance,
- Obtain an up-to-date CPR and First Aid Certification (Pharmacists returning to Part A register), and
- Complete continuing education requirements for the year you are reinstating (20 CEUS)
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who resign from the register due to maternity/parental leave or sick leave are not required to submit a criminal record check or pay the initial registraion fee upon return unless your leave exceeds 3 years.
If you resigned from the register more than three years ago you do not qualify for reinstatement. You must apply to resume practice.
Resumption of Practice
The requirements for resumption of practice are set out in s.5 and 14 of the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Profession Regulations and apply to a pharmacist or pharmacy technician who meet any of the following criteria:
- has not held registration in 3 or more calendar years in PEI or any jurisdiction, either from resigning from a register of having been suspended from a register,
- has held registration in the Pharmacist Part B, indirect patient care register, for 3 or more calendar years in PEI or the equivalent register in another jurisdiction and selects to transfer to the Pharmacist Part A direct patient care register.
In addition to meeting the initial application requirements, an applicant who meets any of the criteria above will be required to conditionally register with the PEI College of Pharmacists and complete a refresher program under the supervision of a preceptor. The refresher program, completed over a 6 month period, consists of the following:
- Successful completion of 140 hours of practice experience for each year or part year during which the applicant has not held registration (outside of the 3 year period) or,
- Successful completion of 280 hours of practice experience and, within the year immediately preceding their application, complete the PEBC Qualifying Exam.
The conditional registration may be extended for an additional 6 months period. An application must be made to the PEI College of Pharmacists and approved prior to the extension being granted.