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Renewing as a pharmacy technician or associate (non-regulated member)

Pharmacy technicians can renew their annual practice permit in myACP. The Renewing your practice permit guide provides step-by-step instructions to help you renew your practice permit in myACP.

Pharmacy technicians must complete annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements and apply to renew their practice permit each year. 

For pharmacy technicians, renewal is available starting October 1 of each year. To renew, you must submit your application to renew your permit by November 30. Late applications received in December will be assessed a non-compliance fee. If you don’t renew, your existing practice permit terminates on December 31, and you are no longer permitted to practise as a pharmacy technician.

Individuals on the associate (non-regulated member) register may choose to renew as an associate prior to December 31 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 January 1.

To renew your practice permit, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the annual CCP requirements.
    • You must complete the CCP requirements prior to proceeding with the renewal process.
    • Exemptions: Pharmacy technicians who register on the pharmacy technician register for the first time in Alberta between July 1 and December 31 of the current year, OR pharmacy technicians who are reinstated on the pharmacy technician register between July 1 and December 31 of the current year, are exempt from completing CCP requirements, unless directed otherwise by the competence committee.
  1. Submit your application.
    • During the renewal period, access and submit the application to renew your permit (in myACP). All applications can be found in the myACP Catalog.
  1. Provide your payment.
    • The college’s fees are outlined in the ACP fee schedule. Only the following payment methods will be accepted:
      • Visa, and
      • Mastercard.
  1. Access your permit.
    • Once approved, you will have access to your new practice permit. Your practice permit can be accessed from your myACP profile. Your new practice permit takes effect January 1 and terminates December 31 of the same year, unless notified otherwise.
    • As you complete your annual practice permit renewal, please remember to renew your professional liability insurance. This is a requirement if you are registered as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians must maintain a minimum of $1 million of personal professional liability insurance (claims made or occurrence-based) regardless of employment status. The policy must be in the technician’s name.
    • ACP administers an audit of professional declarations made at the time of renewal.

Moving to an inactive status

If you no longer intend to practise in the pharmacy technician 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 January 1 using the application to renew your permit found in the myACP Catalog. Your inactive status will take effect January 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, see 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.