As of January 18, 2018, all pharmacist applicants in Ontario applying for first registration as a pharmacist in Canada and who did not graduate from the University of Toronto or the University of Waterloo pharmacy degree program are required to successfully complete PACE. The SPT Program will continue for all pharmacy technician applicants. The pharmacist registration pathways provide specific eligibility for PACE and further guidance.
PACE is made up of four parts:
- The candidate has an orientation to the practice site, and time to observe the workflow and processes to familiarize themselves with these before engaging in practice
- Orientation lasts one week
- The candidate engages in the scope of practice of the profession over 70 hours on either a two-week full time or three-week part-time basis to demonstrate their competence during which time the PACE assessor is observing their practice against the PACE Assessment Criteria
- The candidate will document examples and situations of their practice experience in an online portal
- The candidate is notified of the outcome of the assessment (within two weeks):
- Competence demonstrated; or
- Development required (performance profile is included with the outcome notice)
4. Feedback & Plan Development (for candidates requiring development)
- The candidate creates a self-directed learning action plan to address deficiencies in their competence
- College staff provide support to the candidate in the development of their learning action plan
- The candidate works with a coaching pharmacist to implement their plan
Questions about PACE?
Please contact email@example.com or 416-962-4861 ext. 2297.