Continuous Professional Development

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must engage in on-going, continuous professional development (CPD) (formerly known as Continuing Education, CE) to maintain and improve their skills and knowledge base. Registrants attest to having done so during each annual renewal.

Documentation requirements for the 2024 license renewal (November 2023):

The College has moved to an electronic system for documenting CPDs.

You will be prompted to enter this information in the Continuing Education section of the online renewal form. You must record a total of 15 CPD units to proceed with the renewal process. 

Forms:

If you are a new pharmacist graduate:

If, during the same year you received your degree,

  • you have completed your post-graduate training manual (four weeks in length), and
  • became a licensed pharmacist,

You are deemed to have met the continuing education (CE) requirement for the renewal period (November 1 to November 30) for the coming year only.  (e.g., if graduation date is May, 2020, a pharmacist license is obtained in 2020 then during the renewal process for the year 2021, you are deemed to have met the continuing education requirement).  Every year thereafter, please refer to the Guidelines for Self Assignment of Continuing Education Credits.

If you are a new pharmacy technician graduate: 

  • If between November 1 of the previous year and November 30 of the current year you spent 15 hours or more completing your Structured Practical Training manual and,
  • became a licensed Pharmacy Technician,

You are deemed to have met the continuing education (CE) requirement for the renewal period (November 1 to November 30) for the coming year only. For example, if you began the training manual in December, 2018 and a pharmacy technician license was obtained in 2019 then during the renewal process for the year 2020, you were deemed to have met the continuing education requirement. Every year thereafter, please refer to the Guidelines for Self Assignment of Continuing Education Credits. 

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