The knowledge assessment is based on the knowledge assessment blueprint and assesses key topics and competencies.
In order to achieve the objective of engagement, the knowledge assessment is intended to be low-stress and is intended to help pharmacists either validate their knowledge or identify learning needs.
The assessment is an online, multiple choice question, open-book exam taken remotely from a home or workplace. Registrants will have access to resources and references of their choice and will be required to apply relevant information to make patient care decisions. Accessing appropriate resources reflects real practice where pharmacists are expected to use reliable, evidence-based and current references to support patient care.
A knowledge assessment for pharmacy technicians will be developed in the future.
All pharmacists in Part A of the Register will be selected to undergo the knowledge assessment approximately once every five years. These individuals will take the exam unproctored (i.e., there will be no direct supervision during the remote online assessment).
Part A pharmacists who have been unsuccessful at a practice reassessment or a knowledge reassessment, and Part B pharmacists requesting to move to Part A of the Register, will need to undergo the knowledge assessment online with a remote proctor.
College Contact: QA@ocpinfo.com