A practice assessment is an evaluation of an individual pharmacist’s or pharmacy technician’s performance. The practice assessment occurs in the place of practice with a College practice advisor. The practice assessment is separate and different from a pharmacy assessment and the knowledge assessment.
All Part A pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be randomly selected for a practice assessment about every four to six years.
For more information about the assessment process, please review the FAQs below. For a visual overview of the full practice assessment process, review the Practice and Peer Assessment Model diagram.
For specific assessment criteria and documentation requirements, please select the applicable place of practice:
- Pharmacist working in community pharmacy
- Pharmacy technician working in any setting
- Pharmacist working in hospital or other healthcare facility
Designated Practice Assessment Site
Part A pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must identify a practice site in Ontario where they provide patient care and where the practice assessment takes place. This is their Designated Practice Assessment (DPA) site. The DPA site may be the same as, or different from, their primary place of practice. If there are multiple practice sites, they can select the location they prefer as their DPA site and can change that at any time in their online profile.
DPA sites must always be up to date as the College depends on the accuracy of this information to schedule practice assessments.
Please note that while practice assessments are conducted remotely using video conferencing, registrants must be at their DPA site for the assessment.