Knowledge Assessment

The pharmacist knowledge assessment focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient care. It is based on the knowledge assessment blueprint and assesses key topics and competencies.

The knowledge assessment will be an online multiple choice, 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.

Selection Criteria

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.