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Pharmacy Technician Scope of Practice
The pharmacy technician scope of practice focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the technical aspects of prescription and patient information, and of product and drug distribution.
Pharmacy technicians collaborate with pharmacists and other health professionals in providing care to their patients. For more information on pharmacy technician scope of practice, please see the Pharmacy Technician Resource Guide and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Professional Competencies of Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry-to-Practice .
Pathway to Listing: Steps for Graduates of a CCAPP Accredited Program
Individuals who graduate from a CCAPP accredited pharmacy technician program after January 1, 2021, must become listed with the College within three years of graduation.
Individuals who graduated from a CCAPP accredited pharmacy technician program prior to January 1, 2021 must complete the requirements and become listed with the College within five years of graduation.
For a list of accredited Pharmacy Technician Programs please visit the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Program website.
Pathway to Listing: Pharmacy Technician Already Licensed in Another Jurisdiction in Canada
If you are a pharmacy technician licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada, complete the Pharmacy Technician – Mobility Agreement Application 2021 and submit your application and supporting documents along with the applicable fee to the College.
Structured Practical Training
The pharmacy technician Structured Practical Training (SPT) program ensures that pharmacy technician applicants meet the competencies and standards of practice outlined in the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Professional Competencies of Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice. See the Structured Practical Training Program Manual and Logbook for more details.