Directory of CPD Programs and Distance Education Resources
(last updated April 6, 2016)
April 1st is an important date... Any CEUs earned April 1st or later can be used for the current licensing year OR used towards the next year's license.
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Time Sensitive CE programs
**Information on Conferences and Live programs can be found on our "Continuing Live Education Page"
University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy
"Drug Nutrient Interactions". A CCCEP accredited lesson that is valid until March 10, 2017. This lesson is CCCEP accredited for 8.0 CEUs.
Waterloo’s Drug-Nutrient Interactions course is an online learning program designed by pharmacist and dietitian experts. At your own pace, learn how to improve your ability to identify, prevent, and manage clinically relevant drug-nutrient interactions. Delivered by the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Dietitians of Canada. PEN (Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition) approved. Open to pharmacists, dietitians, and other health professionals. For more information visit http://bit.ly/DNIinfo where you will find a list of topics covered in this course and the online registration form. If you would like to see the other courses they offer, click on "Distance Education & Continuing Professional Development" in the left-hand menu.
Canadian Pharmacists Association ADAPT Online Patient Care Skills Program
The format of this course has now changed to be more efficient and effective, it is now four separate courses that are shorter and offered more often. ADAPT gives you the foundational patient care and medication management skills you need to fully leverage expanded scopes of practice and offer new services. The online program increases your confidence and expertise in integrating new patient care skills, processes and tools into your everyday practice. Course 1: Medication Assessment and Collaboration runs from March 30 - May 10, 2016 and registration is now open. Go to their website for more information, to read the Learning Objectives, and to register for the course. Course 2: Medication Review Services is currently available from May 25 - July 19, 2016 and can be found at https://www.pharmacists.ca/index.cfm/education-practice-resources/professional-development/medication-reviews/ There is now a Course 3 and a Course 4, see their schedule on the CPhA webisite. Each course of the ADAPT program has been accredited by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (a CCCEP approved accredited provider).
Lab Tests will show you how.
Lab Tests — Ordering, Monitoring and Interpreting Laboratory Tests to Optimize Medication Management is a 12.75 CEU online program that lets you learn at your own speed and in your own time. . Learn about tests for:
- Electrolytes, Kidney function, Liver function, Endocrine and lipids, Hematology
- Plus pharmacist responsibility, basic skills and putting it all together
CPhA is approved by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Modules accredited individually under the following CCCEP file numbers: #8002-2014-969-I-P (1.5 CEUs), #8002-2014-970-I-P (1.5 CEUs), #8002-2014-971-I-P (2.0 CEUs), #8002-2014-972-I-P (1.75 CEUs), #8002-2014-974-I-P (3.0 CEUs), #8002-2014-973-I-P (2.0 CEUs), #8002-2014-975-I-P (1.0 CEUs). See the Course Prospectus for learning objectives, authors and completion requirements.
The national coordinating and accrediting body for continuing pharmacy education in Canada. www.cccep.orgThe CCCEP website provides many online courses as a CE opportunity for pharmacists, they have added some programs that are newly accredited, go to their link http://www.cccep.ca/announcement.php?annid=35
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
As the role of the pharmacist expands, you need more advanced knowledge and skills to provide your patients with the best possible care. The Canadian Pharmacists Association offers a series of high-quality continuing professional development programs for pharmacists to help you deliver expanded services with confidence. If you’d like to provide care in areas of expanded scope, chronic disease management and reimbursable professional services, we can help. Current course offerings include courses on: lab tests, primary care skills development, smoking cessation and diabetes. www.pharmacists.ca/cpd
Canadian Pharmacist's Letter
Unbiased Evidence and Advice for the Pharmacist on New Developments in Drug Therapy, and offers CE programs. Do not "have" to be a subscriber, BUT there is a charge for the CE. All CE is accredited by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) which is accepted in SK/Canada. (Watch CEU values as they are accredited as .1 CEU/hr not 1.0 CEU/hr as in Canada. Remember to change CEUs earned to Canadian value when claiming CEUs.) www.pharmacistsletter.com
All lessons are accredited by CCCEP, for each lesson there is a test and results can be given immediately, you can print a page as documented proof you passed the test and earned the number of CEUs assigned to each program. There is a new CE lesson on Type 2 Diabetes & Chronic Kidney Disease, it is worth 2.0 CEUs, to see it go to The Canadian Healthcare Network.
Here's a link for their continuing professional development for pharmacists. www.cpd.pharmacy.ubc.ca/
They have lessons available on their website.
Here's a link for their Distance Learning Courses for Pharmacists (web-based as well as some print lessons).
Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals is an advanced certificate program that prepares health care providers and professionals with the knowledge, judgment, skills and attitudes needed to meet the health care needs of individuals with diabetes. You will learn how to practice in accordance with the Primary Health Care Model using primary prevention strategies and the population health approach to disease prevention.
The program is designed for a number of health care professions including pharmacists.
To get more information, please see Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers
Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers is an applied certificate program that provides health care providers with the knowledge, judgment, skills and attitudes needed to meet the health care needs of individuals with diabetes. See the course description on the website, and for complete program information there is a link to the "program page".
For more information, go to Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)
OCP offers Independent CE learning for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. Look for the "Practice & Education" tab at the top of the page, you can then select from Live events & Conferences, Specialty & Certificate Courses (many are CCCEP accredited), or Online Learning (again, some are CCCEP accredited). Go to http://www.ocpinfo.com/ to learn more.
Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA)
A professional association of pharmacists in Ontario, that promotes excellence in pharmacy practice, business innovation, and wellness. There is an Education tab, close to the top of their web-page. It offers a link to Live Programs, Web-based Programs, and Webinar Programs. Currently there are a few programs on their site about: Vitamin D in Osteoporosis, Methadone Education program, Managing Menopause, Head Start in Migraine Management, and Natural Health Products, to name a few. OPA website
Full-service healthcare communications company providing information and on-line CE programs and webinars to healthcare professionals and consumers. Although the CE courses are free, the site requires you to register as a user, and log in, http://www.powerpak.com/
Offers free, accredited (by CCCEP) online CPD. Website: www.rxBriefCase.com , RxBriefCase "Program Directory" Page. Go to this website for a full list of courses.
ACCP is a professional & scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research. From their Education page you can find a link to an online Education centre, here there are ACCP publications available and offered for CE credit, as well as a link to Free CE programs. (Watch CEU values as they are accredited as .1 CEU/hr not 1.0 CEU/hr as in Canada. Remember to change CEUs earned to the Canadian value when claiming CEUs.)
A link to their On Line Education Centre offerings: http://www.accp.com/education/index.aspx
Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (American site)
The goal of the commission is to promote excellence in Geriatric health care through education and certification to American and International candidates. Part of the reason for certification is the emergence of public awareness of medication-related problems. The belief is, that if a pharmacist is a Geriatric Certified Pharmacist, he or she has demonstrated knowledge and skills in geriatric pharmaceutical care and will be better prepared to advise patients on their drug therapy needs. CCGP believes this is becoming more important as the baby-boomer demographic moves to the older, at-risk age group; as well many pharmacists are in direct contact daily with elderly patient populations. CCGP provides a self-assessment program; the Self-Assessment Exam (SAE) was designed to help pharmacists measure their knowledge and skills in geriatric pharmacy practice, as well as to help candidates prepare for the Certification Examination in Geriatric Pharmacy. To obtain certification an exam must be written, it is now available as Computer-Based Testing and conducted by a testing service approved by CCGP, one of which is located in Saskatoon. For more information, see the website
Medscape (American site)
The site provides CME Continuing Education, as well, Medscape is accredited by ACPE to provide Continuing Pharmacy Education (CE). website
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