Special registration

Pharmacy technicians who hold a current certificate of registration in another Canadian jurisdiction may apply for registration in the Special Class for a maximum period of 45 days. The special class of registration is intended to allow pharmacy technicians to practice for a limited time and specific purpose, such as practicing as a locum pharmacy technician for a specified period of time or covering technician services in the event of an emergency. A pharmacy technician may apply for Special registration a maximum of twice in one year.

The requirements for Special Registration are set out in the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations.

Unless otherwise specified, all documentation must be received by the PEI College of Pharmacy in its original form or as a notarized copy. Original documents may be presented to the PEI College of Pharmacy office to be copied by staff.

Application Form

Applicants for registration in the Special Class must complete and submit the Pharmacy Technician Special Application form.

Proof of Identity

Applicants must submit proof of identity with either

1. a passport OR 

2. a birth certificate or Canadian citizenship certificate and a piece of government-issued photo identification.

Letter of Standing

Applicants are required to submit a letter of standing from all regulatory bodies where they have held a registration. Please contact each regulatory body to request that the PEICP Letter of Standing form be completed and forwarded directly to the PEI College of Pharmacy office.

Professional Liability Insurance

The professional liability insurance policy must be in accordance with section 40 of the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations. The policy certificate may be uploaded to the applicant’s registrant profile. If the policy certificate is not immediately available, a paid receipt showing the expiry date of the policy and the policy amount is accepted in the interim. Please ensure that the evidence of professional liability insurance you submitted with your application for provisional registration is up to date.

Criminal Record Check

The PEI College of Pharmacy Criminal Record Check Policy requires that applicants submit the results of an Extended Police Information Check (EPIC) that has been completed within 3 months of application. An EPIC is valid for a period of 5 years once on file with the College providing there has not been a break in registration. At the discretion of the College, registrants may be selected to provide an additional EPIC before their expiration date.

The College has partnered with MyBackCheck.com to provide criminal record checks for registration with PEICP. Select the link below to request a record check.


Applicants will access a fee invoice through the registrant profile. Applications are not considered complete until all required documentation is received and fees are paid. Fees are non-refundable.

When the application has been processed, the applicant will receive e-mail notification of registration.

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