Quality Assurance Program
The Quality Assurance Program was introduced to help ensure the continuing competency of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and thereby protect the public. Ensuring that pharmacy professionals maintain appropriate skills and knowledge throughout their career assures the public that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are practicing to the standard. The program consists of four components:
- Learning portfolio
All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are required to participate in continuing professional development and maintain a learning portfolio.
All pharmacists in Part A of the register and all pharmacy technicians are required to do the self-assessment once in every five-year cycle, upon random selection. Voluntary annual self-assessment is recommended.
- Practice assessment
All pharmacists in Part A of the register and all pharmacy technicians are required to undergo a practice assessment when selected (approximately every four to six years).
- Knowledge assessment
Currently under development.