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Upcoming Competence Program Requirements for pharmacy technicians: a sneak peek

October 6, 2015

ACP council recently approved the rules and requirements for the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) for pharmacy technicians. Here is a summary of the program requirements. The program will mirror the pharmacist program and will be implemented in 2016.

Here is a summary of the program requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 15 CEUs of learning activities during the CE cycle (December 1 – November 30) and document each learning activity on one or more Learning Records.
  2. Implement at least one CEU equivalent of learning into practice and document this on an Implementation Record.
  3. Complete any prescribed learning directed by the Competence Committee.

Pharmacy technicians will access the program materials through the CCP portal. This portal will be available in January 2016 and you will have until the end of your CE cycle (November 30, 2016) to complete the program requirements. You may only claim learning activities that have been completed during the corresponding CE cycle (i.e., December 1, 2015 – November 30, 2016).

All pharmacy technicians are required to complete the competence program to be eligible to renew your practice permit for the following registration year. If you are on the provisional pharmacy technician register, you are not required to complete the program.

Once the portal is available, you will have to complete the mandatory CCP tutorial. This tutorial will help you to understand the program requirements and review how to use the CCP portal. Stay tuned for more information about your competence program through aφnews and The Link.