Standards of Practice

These Standards of Practice outline the minimum standards that all registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must meet.

Regardless of a practitioner’s position or practice environment, when a pharmacist or pharmacy technician performs a specific role, they must perform it to the level specified in the Standards of Practice and meet all of the standards associated with that role.

The Standards of Practice outline how all aspects of pharmacy practice are meant to be delivered to mitigate risk and maximize health outcomes. The College expects that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will diligently practice to these Standards.


Standards of Practice

The College has adopted the Standards of Practice developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) as the standards governing the practice of pharmacy in Ontario.


Sterile Compounding Standards

The College has adopted the following as the standard for sterile compounding in Ontario.

This was approved by Council in September 2016 for implementation by January 1, 2019. Learn more about the implementation of the standards on the Sterile Compounding Key Initiative.


Non-Sterile Compounding Standards

The College has adopted the following as the standard for non-sterile compounding in Ontario.

This was approved by Council in December 2017. An implementation date and plan has not yet been announced. Learn more about the standards on the Non-Sterile Compounding Key Initiative.


Long-Term Care

The College provides the following standards on long-term care.


Pharmacy Practice Management Systems

NAPRA has produced these additional resources regarding PPMS.