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:

 

Requirements for Re-registration

Please note that the re-registration process does not apply to a pharmacist or pharmacy technician currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction.

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:

  • Complete and submit the appropriate Application for Re-Registration along with the appropriate fee (see Fees & Timelines for a list of fees);
  • Provide verification from your employer(s) that you have practiced pharmacy for at least 420 hours in the previous 24 months;
  • Provide proof of professional liability insurance coverage, in accordance with the NLPB’s Professional Liability Insurance Requirements for Registration; and
  • For pharmacists only, you must provide proof of membership in the Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Once the required documents have been received, your registration profile will be reactivated and you can proceed to:

  • Document a minimum of 15 CEs completed within the last 12 months, at least half of which must be from accredited programs; and
  • For pharmacists authorized to administer injections only, you must upload proof of current CPR/First Aid certification.

 

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:

Once registered as a Pharmacy Intern, you must:

  • 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 Examination.

Once these requirements are met, you must:

Once the required documents have been received, your registration profile will be reactivated and you can proceed to:

  • Document a minimum of 15 CEs completed within the last 12 months, at least half of which must be from accredited programs; and
  • For pharmacists authorized to administer injections only, you must upload proof of current CPR/First Aid certification.

 

 

Inactive for more than five years

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

  • Successfully complete Part II of the PEBC Qualifying Examination for Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians (as applicable);

Once these requirements are met, you must:

Once registered as a Pharmacy Intern, you must:

  • 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 Examination.

Once these requirements are met, you must:

Once the required documents have been received, your registration profile will be reactivated and you can proceed to:

  • Document a minimum of 15 CEs completed within the last 12 months, at least half of which must be from accredited programs; and
  • For pharmacists authorized to administer injections only, you must upload proof of current CPR/First Aid certification.

 

Application for Re-registration


Previous registrations who intend on practicing as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician in Newfoundland and Labrador can begin the process of registering with NLPB by completing and submitting the appropriate application below:

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 for 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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