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Application blackout period

August 9, 2023
As we prepare to launch myACP, the college will not be accepting applications from August 25-September 10, 2023.

The ACP team is in the homestretch as we prepare to go live with our new information management system, myACP, on September 11, 2023.

Prior to launch, it will be necessary for ACP to introduce a temporary blackout period for any applications to the college, such as registration, pharmacy licensure (including changes in licensee, renovations, relocations, and others), and authorization to inject. The one exception is that applications for additional prescribing authorization (APA) will continue to be accepted.

From August 25 to September 10, 2023, inclusive, ACP will not be accepting new applications as our team will be analyzing and processing existing applications using our current information management system and preparing to use myACP. Starting September 11, 2023, you may submit applications in myACP.

If you have met all requirements and are ready to submit a complete application, please submit your application to ACP prior to the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on August 24, 2023. Anyone who submits an incomplete application which is received by ACP prior to the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on August 24, 2023, may be asked to resubmit a complete application within myACP after we go live with our new system on September 11.

Why the blackout?

ACP is moving from a paper-based process (for many of our applications) to a self-serve, electronic process. This requires a cut-off point to discontinue paper applications as we can’t carry over these types of applications into myACP. We need to complete our paper-based processes before using our new system.

Why two weeks?

ACP’s registration team needs time to thoughtfully and thoroughly analyze and process all outstanding applications. Registration assessors use their skills and experience to ensure all requirements for the specific applicant type have been met, and support applicants in submitting a correct and complete application before approvals are granted. Simply put, assessing applications takes time.

Completing our due diligence in this manner is important to ACP meeting our mandate to govern pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies to serve, support, and protect the public’s health and well-being. We need to make sure that all successful applicants meet legislative requirements which contribute to safe, effective, and appropriate pharmacy care.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we make the transition to myACP.