The Licensee Education Program is designed to help pharmacists, licensees, and proprietors
- articulate the licensee’s and proprietor’s legal responsibilities, and the Alberta College of Pharmacy’s expectations when operating a pharmacy, particularly regarding the authority, responsibility, and accountability of licensees, in context with current legislation;
- use relevant resources to update and maintain knowledge about legislation and standards for operating a pharmacy; and
- develop understanding about the pharmacy licensee’s role: leader, manager, professional, and clinician.
The Licensee Education Program consists of:
- Two parts, Part A and Part B.
- Part A consists of five chapters (Chapters 1 to 5) and provides an overview of the licensee’s legal expectations and responsibilities involved in operating a pharmacy, particularly regarding the authority, responsibility, and accountability of licensees, in context with provincial (Alberta) and federal legislation. Part A of the program has been CCCEP-accredited for six continuing education units (CEUs).
- Part B consists of a content chapter, resources, and a self-assessment. The content chapter, Chapter 6, provides an overview of professionalism, what it means to be a pharmacy professional, leadership, and conflict management. The resources assembled in Chapter 7 provide licensees a means to help maintain their knowledge on legislation and standards for operating their pharmacy. The self-assessment in Chapter 8 includes questions on the legal expectations and responsibilities of a licensee and proprietor. Part B has been CCCEP-accredited for four CEUs.
- Proprietor Self-Assessment includes a self-assessment for proprietors in the form of multiple choice questions and interactive activities. This is the same self-assessment provided in Chapter 8.
The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has accredited Part A of this program for six CEUs and Part B for four CEUs.
Anyone may register for this course.
ACP encourages all licensees and any pharmacists interested in becoming a licensee to complete the Licensee Education Program. This enhanced knowledge will contribute to safe, effective, and appropriate pharmacy care for your patients. It will also help ensure expectations of pharmacy proprietors, licensees, staff, and patients are met consistently.
- $250 for those enrolling in both Part A and Part B,
- $175 for those enrolling in Part B
- $100 for those enrolling in the Proprietor Self-Assessment.
This program is non-refundable