Leave and Re-registration

Leave of Absence

Circumstances under which registrants wish to take a leave of absence and resign from the Register may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maternity or parental leave
  • Medical leave
  • Retirement
  • Relocation out of province

Once your registration is inactivated:

  • You are not permitted to practice pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • You are not permitted to use the protected title of “pharmacist” or “pharmacy technician”.
  • You are not required to maintain professional liability insurance.
  • You are not required to maintain your membership with the Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (if applicable).

 

Change Registration Status to Inactive

If you wish to either temporarily or permanently resign from the Register you can have your registration status changed to Inactive by completing and submitting the following application:

 

Re-registration

If you were previously registered with NLPB but have let your registration lapse or previously requested to change your registration status to Inactive, you may request to be re-registered. Requirements for re-registration are based on the length of time that your registration has been inactive.

 

Inactive for less than two years

If your registration has lapsed or been changed to inactive for less than two years, you must:

 

Inactive for more than two years, but less than five years

If your registration has lapsed or been changed to inactive for more than two years but less than five years, you must:

  • Complete and submit the appropriate Application for Registration along with the appropriate fee (see Fees & Timelines for a list of fees);
  • Provide proof of professional liability insurance coverage, in accordance with the NLPB’s Professional Liability Insurance Requirements for Registration;
  • Provide proof of completion of a minimum of 15 CEU credits, at least half of which must be from accredited programs;
  • For pharmacists only, you must provide proof of membership in the Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Successfully complete one month of supervised practical training for each year or part-year, beyond one year, that you have been out of practice, to a maximum of eight months; and
  • Successfully re-write the NLPB Registration Exam;

 

Inactive for more than five years

If your registration has lapsed or been changed to inactive for more than five years, you must:

  • Complete and submit the appropriate Application for Registration along with the appropriate fee (see Fees & Timelines for a list of fees);
  • Provide proof of professional liability insurance coverage, in accordance with the NLPB’s Professional Liability Insurance Requirements for Registration;
  • Provide proof of completion of a minimum of 15 CEU credits, at least half of which must be from accredited programs;
  • For pharmacists only, you must provide proof of membership in the Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Successfully complete one month of supervised practical training for each year or part-year, beyond one year, that you have been out of practice, to a maximum of eight months;
  • Successfully re-write the NLPB Registration Exam; and
  • Successfully complete Part II of the appropriate PEBC Qualifying Exam.

 

Registrants should note that NLPB retains the authority to consider each individual application for re-registration on its own merits and to exercise discretion in setting additional conditions of that applicant, based on the individual particulars of that
application.

 

For more information regarding the practical training requirements, please review the Requirements for Re-Registration in Newfoundland and Labrador Requirements for Re-Registration in Newfoundland and Labrador Interpretation Guide.

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