Provisional pharmacists (or interns) are recognized on the provisional pharmacist register for training. Structured Practical Training (SPT) is the supervised competency-based training period that allows provisional pharmacists the opportunity to practise their skills in a supervised practical environment. The objective of the SPT program is for the intern to develop competence and confidence in applying the skills required to be a pharmacist, and thus requires the attendance and direct oversight of a supervising pharmacist. Skill development and evaluation is the primary intent of the program, not the accumulation of hours.
The SPT program consists of three levels and a minimum of 1,000 hours, but additional hours can be expected in order to demonstrate entry-to-practice competencies.
The SPT program’s activities and assessments are facilitated through the online SPT portal. Before starting the SPT program, you will need to complete the following:
According to the SPT rules, internationally educated pharmacists are required to complete the Certificate to Canadian Pharmacy Practice (CCPP) program prior to starting Level 3 of the SPT program.