To assist pharmacy teams in finding information on ACP’s new website, we have put together this short guide to navigate the regulated members section.
- The initial registration sections (for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) detail the processes for different types of applicants, while the requirements sections (for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) define what applicants must complete or provide.
- The managing your registration sections (for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) detail annual renewal, applying to the independent practice registers, moving to inactive status, requesting a letter of standing, and professional declaration audits.
- The pharmacist and pharmacy technician registration sections are also the home for information on Structured Practical Training (SPT), authorizations (pharmacists only), returning to practice, and appeals.
The licensure section contains all information for those looking to open a new pharmacy or manage an existing pharmacy.
- The licensees and proprietors section helps define these two roles, and provides information and resources for licensees.
- The new pharmacies section defines pharmacy licence categories and the steps and requirements necessary to open a pharmacy.
- The managing your pharmacy section contains information on licence renewal, closures, renovations, and relocations.
Basic information about the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and its requirements is available under competence.
- The CCP requirements page also contains links that allow you to enter the CCP Portal and read more detailed information available in the pharmacist and pharmacy technician CCP program manuals.
The practice framework section is the new home for ACP’s Code of Ethics, standards, guidance and guidelines, and advice to the professions. It also contains references to applicable federal and provincial legislation and a link to understandingprofessionalism.com (the home of the Tenets of Professionalism).
The practice resources section is the new home for all of the information and tools that pharmacy teams need in their daily practice.
- The prescriber lists section contains links to the databases of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA), and other prescribing health professions in Alberta. The prescriber lists are also available as quick links under the “Help me find” widget in the top right corner.
- Sections like pharmacy compounding, quality assurance and improvement, and records and privacy provide in depth information on large subject areas.
- The practice tools section contains links to commonly used tools, including
- required references; and
- quick reference guides.
- Finally, the other practice resources section links to specific subjects, including
Note: This article was updated in February 2024 to reflect a change in the website menu structure.