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Prescribed activity for pharmacists for the 2016/2017 CE cycle

July 13, 2016

One of ACP’s strategic goals is for pharmacy technicians to be integrated into pharmacy practice teams, exercising responsibility for roles they are authorized to fulfill. Accordingly, the prescribed activity for the 2016/2017 CE cycle is to complete a Jurisprudence Self-Assessment that focuses on the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians. This self-assessment tool will test your knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician and help you consider how pharmacy technicians may be more effectively incorporated into practice.

Get an early start on your annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and complete this Jurisprudence Self-Assessment found in the Self-Assessment/Prescribed Activities section of the CCP portal today!

Summary of CCP requirements for pharmacists

A new CE cycle started June 1, 2016. If you plan to renew your practice permit, you must complete the following Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements by May 31, 2017:

  1. Complete the Jurisprudence Self-Assessment – available in the Self-Assessment/Prescribed Activities section of the CCP portal (Note: you may claim non-accredited CEUs for the jurisprudence self-assessment. The number of CEUs is equivalent to the time you spend completing it, e.g., if it took you 30 minutes you may claim 0.5 CEUs for it.) 
  2. Complete learning activities – Complete at least 15 CEUs during the CE cycle (June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017) and document each activity on a Learning Record
  3. Put your learning to use – Implement a minimum of one CEU worth of learning into your practice and document this on an Implementation Record (you only need to complete one record)

Access all program materials in the CCP portal. For more information on the program, please refer to CCP requirements, review the CCP tutorial, and/or contact a member of the competence department.

In partnership with ACP and RxA, the Pharmacy Technician Society of Alberta (PTSA) has developed a quick reference poster that outlines the scope of practice for Alberta pharmacy technicians. A printable PDF of the poster can be viewed here.