Professional Development

As valuable health professionals, pharmacists are accountable to the patients they care for by ensuring their knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date and they remain competent to practice. One of the ways that pharmacists, like other professionals, ensure their competence to practice is by being involved in continuing professional development (CPD).

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION


INTRODUCTION

The College of Pharmacists evaluates and accredits individual continuing education programs, conference programs and independent study programs. Accreditation ensures that the program is relevant, accurate, and unbiased.  The College uses the program accreditation guidelines established by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP), the national accrediting body for pharmacy programs in Canada. For information regarding the guidelines, please visit the CCCEP website at www.cccep.ca . Failure to adhere to the guidelines may result in denial or revocation of accreditation.

 **Please note that the accreditation process does not serve as a content review and does not take the place of an expert review. All programs should be reviewed by a topic expert to ensure programs are clinically relevant, unbiased, current, and evidence-based before being submitted for accreditation by the College.


INFORMATION FOR PROGRAM PROVIDERS

As of October 17, 2016, College Council approved a new Program Provider Accreditation Package . This improved accreditation package is designed to safeguard the quality of professional development programs for Manitoba pharmacy professionals.

Starting November 1, 2016, program providers must review and complete the accreditation package including:

  • a pre-program application checklist
  • a program provider accreditation request form
  • a declaration checklist of author, presenter, or program provider

Accreditation requests will not be processed without all of the supporting documentation outlined in the Program Provider Accreditation Package.

Submit your complete accreditation package for College review by email: accreditations@cphm.ca ;
or by fax: (204) 237-3468.

Please allow at least three weeks for a response to a complete accreditation submission.

Please note that if a program is intended for delivery to pharmacists in more than one province, providers must seek accreditation from CCCEP.



INFORMATION FOR PHARMACISTS

Pharmacists may apply for accreditation of an Independent Study or Preceptorship Programs by filling out the appropriate forms and emailing or faxing them to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.  Accreditation ensures that the program is a quality learning experience.  Please see the information below for more details:

Independent Study

Pharmacists may submit learning activities involving independent study and research for accreditation by the College.  Some examples of eligible learning activities include: journal readings, the study and research involved in preparing a health-related presentation for health professionals or the public, and the study and review completed as a candidate for a certification program (eg: Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Asthma Educator).  

Please complete the form below and email to accreditations@cphm.ca or fax (204) 237-3468.  Please allow at least three weeks for a response to a completed accreditation submission. 

Independent Study Accreditation Request Form:   DOWNLOAD WORD DOC
                                                                        DOWNLOAD PDF


CPR AND FIRST AID COURSE

To receive accreditation for live CPR/First Aid training from an accredited provider, please download a copy of the CPR and First Aid Courses Statement of Participation . Fill in the details including your name, accredited provider (e.g. St. John Ambulance, Red Cross, or Heart and Stroke), the title of the course, the date of successful completion, and the length of program NOT including breaks. Attach a copy of the CPR/First Aid Certificate that you receive from the provider to the CPR and First Aid Courses Statement of Participation   for your records.

For a list of approved CPR and First Aid courses, please see the Government of Manitoba's   Workplace Safety and Health Approved Training Providers .

Important Notes:

  • Please note, a maximum of 12 CEUs in any 3 consecutive-year period may be recorded from recognized, accredited programs in First Aid and/or CPR.
  • Licensed pharmacists must keep a copy of their CPR certificate (issued by the CPR/First Aid provider) in the case that they are chosen for the annual Professional Development review.
  • To record your CPR/First Aid activities in your online PD Log, please use the College Accreditation Number found on the Statement of Participation.
  • The general statement can only be used for live CPR/First Aid Programs from an accredited provider (St. John Ambulance, Red Cross, or Heart and Stroke).



PRIOR TO APPLYING to the College FOR AUTHORITY TO INJECT:
Members who wish to apply for authority to inject, must have current certification in CPR Level C (or HCP) and Emergency or Standard First Aid from an in-person training program that is recognized as an approved first aid training agency/program/provider by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Branch of the Manitoba government.

For more information on applying for authority to inject, please see the Expanded Scope of Practice: Applications and Information webpage.


PRECEPTORSHIP

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba has designated participation serving as a Preceptor for pharmacy students, residents, interns and technicians to be an accredited learning activity for pharmacists in Manitoba.

Pharmacists may document their significant learning experiences personally gained through involvement in the preceptorship in their online College Learning Portfolios and the contact time associated with the learning.  For example, if the pharmacy student was giving a case presentation and in preparation for that presentation the Preceptor reviewed recent literature on the subject, he/she could then document the time spent in researching the topic as an accredited learning activity.  The Preceptor would then document in the Professional Development Log:

  • that the learning activity was an accredited learning activity;
  • that the learning activity was a preceptorship accredited by the College
  • the assigned College accreditation file number;
  • the reference of the individual articles reviewed;
  • the time taken to review the articles, and
  • the key ideas, thoughts, or learning points gained through the learning experience.

At the completion of the preceptorship, pharmacists may calculate the total number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) obtained through participation as a Preceptor and enter this number on the accreditation certificate.  For the purposes of calculation, involvement in one contact hour of an accredited learning activity is equivalent to one CEU.  The accreditation certificate may be kept in your Learning Portfolio as a record of your involvement as a Preceptor.

Preceptorship of Students, Technicians, Residents and Interns

A unique College File Accreditation Number and corresponding accreditation or CEU certificate has been assigned for all other programs (NOT SPEP) where preceptorship occurs.  Please click on the link to DOWNLOAD and PRINT Professional Development Accreditation Certificates:

General Preceptorship Certificate

For more information on becoming a preceptor, please see Preceptors .

Preceptorship of Pharmacy Students through the University Structured Practical Experiential Program (SPEP)

Each type of year of pharmacy student preceptorship has been assigned a unique College File Accreditation Number and corresponding accreditation or CEU certificate.  Please click on the appropriate link to DOWNLOAD and PRINT Professional Development Accreditation Certificates:

Becoming a Pharmacy Student Preceptor

For information about how to become a preceptor or the requirements of a preceptor, please contact the University of Manitoba, College of Pharmacy:

Structured Experiential Program Coordinator:
Kelly Drummond: 204-474-6282
kelly.drummond@umanitoba.ca

Pharmacy Practice Liaison:
Nancy Kleiman: 204-474-6692
nancy.kleimann@umanitoba.ca