Renew a pharmacist full licence

  1. Determine if you’re eligible
  2. Complete the renewal application form
  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements
  4. Provide all other supporting documents required
  5. Pay your fees
  6. Submit your complete renewal application package

  1. Determine if you’re eligible

    All pharmacists practising in the Yukon must register, hold a Yukon licence and renew it every year.

    A full licence allows you to use the title of pharmacist and work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

    Renewal period

    All pharmacist licences expire annually on March 31. Submit your renewal application before March 1. This ensures we can process your licence before it expires.

    If we receive your renewal application after March 1, you'll need to pay a late fee of $200. If you do not renew your licence by March 31, you must apply for reinstatement and pay a reinstatement fee.

    It’s illegal to work in the new licence year before we've renewed your licence.


    You’re eligible to renew your full licence if you meet all the following requirements:

    • you hold a current full licence for Yukon;

    • you continue to hold a pharmacist licence in another Canadian jurisdiction and are in good standing in that jurisdiction; and

    • you’ve met all continuing competency requirements.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, please note:

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and

    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.


  2. Complete the renewal application form

    Complete all sections of the renewal application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it's relevant.


    • At top of the form, select “full licence.”

    • If you would like to apply to include injections as part of your practice, make sure to complete the licence endorsements section.

    • We may return incomplete applications.


  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements

    Read the continuing competency guide for full instructions, details and examples.

    Continuing education requirements

    You must complete 15 hours of continuing professional education every year.

    Forms and documentation required

    You must provide the following forms and documentation with your application. We may return applications that are missing required documentation.

    Annual continuing education form

    Continuing education supporting documents

    • Provide a supporting document for every continuing education activity you claim.

    • Documentation must include:

      • your name;

      • proof of the number of hours you completed; and

      • date you completed the hours.

    If you do not have a document with this information, download the verification of completed continuing education form. Complete this verification form with either the course provider or instructor, or your supervisor.

    Continuing competency exemption request form

    Meeting your continuing competencies is a legal requirement. We review exemption requests on a case-by-case basis and do not accept all requests.


  4. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also gather and submit these documents with your application package.

    Certificate(s) of standing

    We require this from all licence applicants.

    A certificate of standing is an official document that includes:

    • your registration and licensing history;

    • any limits and restrictions on your licence; and

    • any complaints or disciplinary action against you.

    Ask the regulatory body of each jurisdiction you're licensed in to provide a certificate.

    • You must provide a certificate for each jurisdiction.

    • Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.

    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate(s) directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

    Criminal record check

    • You must have a new criminal record check done every 3 years.

    • Visit your local RCMP detachment or police to request this.

    • The RCMP or police must complete the check no more than 90 days before you submit your application.

    • Ask the RCMP to:

      • send the results to your mailing address; or

      • make the results available for you to pick up.

    • Make sure to submit the results with your complete application package.

    Proof of liability insurance

    We require this proof from all pharmacist licence applicants.

    • Provide a copy of your liability insurance.

    • Your insurance must be for:

      • $2 million per individual claim; and

      • $4 million annually.

    Proof of completion – Mapped Accredited Immunization and Injection Program

    Only provide this if you’re applying for an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection endorsement for the 1st time.

    • Ask the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy to provide you with a certificate of completion for the program.

    • Provide a copy of the certificate with your complete application package.


  5. Pay your fees


    Annual licence fee: $100.

    Late fee for applications received after March 1: $200.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;

    • credit card;

    • cash; or

    • debit.


    • Complete the payment information form.

    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.

    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card information on your payment form.

    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card information.

    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.

    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.


  6. Submit your complete renewal application package

    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete application package must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.

    We typically process applications within 30 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email:
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6


For questions about renewing a pharmacist licence, email, or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.