Pharmacists must complete annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements and apply to renew their practice permit each year.
For pharmacists, renewal is available starting April 1 of each year. You must submit your application to renew your permit by May 31. Late applications received in June will be assessed a non-compliance fee. If you don’t renew, your existing practice permit terminates on June 30, and you are no longer permitted to practise as a pharmacist.
Individuals on the associate (non-regulated member) register may choose to renew as an associate prior to June 30 using the process below. An associate is not required to complete the CCP requirements and may start at Step 2 to renew as an associate. If you don’t renew, your registration will be cancelled effective July 1.
To renew your practice permit, you must complete the following steps:
If you no longer intend to practise in the pharmacy profession and do not wish to renew your practice permit, you may choose to cancel your registration or apply to a register for non-regulated members: associate or retired. During the renewal period, you may move to an inactive status that takes effect July 1 using the application to renew your permit found in the myACP Catalog. Your inactive status will take effect July 1, and you will no longer be permitted to practise pharmacy. For more information on cancelled status and the associate or retired register or to cancel your registration immediately, refer to the webpage on moving to an inactive status.
Should you wish to return to practice, please refer to the reinstatement application for more details. The reinstatement requirements differ based on how long you have been inactive.