Pharmacy Technician Registration Appeals

As communicated by the NL Pharmacy Board consistently over the past several years, the Registration deadline for bridging candidates is December 31, 2017.

Practically speaking, this means candidates must be fully registered with the board as a technician for the 2017 registration year. It does NOT mean applicants can pay by this date for registration for 2018. Once registered for 2017, registrants will be eligible to renew their registration for 2018 and will receive more information on the renewal process with other registrants later in the fall.

Applicants who find themselves in a position of not being able to complete the full process by December 31, 2017 may appeal to the Board for a limited extension ONLY IF they have done all of the following:

  • completed the four Bridging courses;
  • completed the PEBC Evaluating Examination (or equivalent); and
  • completed, or are currently completing, the NLPB practical training program.

To apply for the appeal, download and complete the Pharmacy Technician Registration Appeal form (, posted on the Authorization & Registration Information For Registrants page.

PLEASE NOTE that all appeal applications must be received at the NLPB Office no later than Friday, January 12, 2018.

CPD Reminder

With annual registration renewal quickly approaching, registrants are reminded that practicing Pharmacists and registered Pharmacy Technicians are required to enter all professional development activities into their online Professional Development (PD) logs no later than November 30, 2017 for the coming registration year.

To be eligible for registration renewal, registrants are required to participate in a minimum of 15 hours of professional development learning activities between December 1 and November 30 of each PD year. Of the 15 hours, a minimum of 7.5 must be from accredited learning activities (i.e. programs that have been accredited for no less than a total of 7.5 CEU’s) with a balance of 7.5 hours of participation in either accredited or non-accredited learning activities.

Further information can be found by visiting the Frequently-Asked Questions about Professional Development page of the website or by viewing the Standards of Practice – Professional Development for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, available on the Standards, Guidelines and Policies page.

Professional Practice Webinars

The August Professional Practice webinar, “Buprenorphine-Naloxone for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence” is now available on the Professional Practice Webinars page of the NLPB website. Please check your inbox for registration information for the next webinar, Frequently-Asked Questions – Professional Development Standards and Online Portal, taking place on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:00 am.

EARLY NOTICE – December Holiday Hours

In anticipation of upcoming registration-related deadlines, we wanted to give advance notice of the Board office’s Holiday Hours. This year, in recognition of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Board office will be closed from Monday, December 25th through to Monday, January 1st, reopening on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

MUN Survey – Using Digital, Social, & Mobile Technologies (DSMTs) for Your Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

NLPB Receipts

NLPB’s registration portal maintains all receipts created by the system. If, for any reason, you need to see a paid invoice, click on Registrant Login on the NLPB homepage to log into the NLPB Registrant Portal. Once logged in, click on the link called Renewal/Other Invoices and from there, select either “view” or “print” next to the receipt you are looking for.

I forgot my username and/or password. How do I recover it?

Click Registrant Login. Under “Forgot your username/password”, enter the email address associated with your profile. Your login information will be emailed to you shortly.

Once logged in, you can change your username and password to something easier for you to remember.

This e-newsletter contains information on a wide variety of topics intended to enhance the practice of pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As it is published and circulated to all registrants on a monthly basis, it is the expectation of the NLPB that all registrants are aware of the matters contained therein.

©2017 Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board