Directory of CPD Programs and Distance Education Resources

(last updated September 21, 2015)

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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 bullet New  University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy

"Drug Nutrient Interactions". A CCCEP accredited lesson that is valid until March 10, 2016. This lesson is approved 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 where you will find a list of topics covered in this course and the online registration form.

bullet New 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 October 21 to December 1st 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 until its expiry date of March 1st, 2016, and can be found at   Each course of the ADAPT program has been accredited by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (a CCCEP approved accredited provider.

Other CPD Resources:

Canadian Pharmacists Association new CE program:  Do you know how to interpret abnormal lab test results? Or how to use lab tests to monitor the effectiveness of patients' drug therapy?
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

Find out more about the Lab Tests program and how you can improve patient care.  Register now

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 Prospectusfor learning objectives, authors and completion requirements.

CCCEP Accredited Psoriasis Newsletter
Developed by a Pharmacist and a Dermatologist. Called "New Facts: For Managing an Old Disease", it is a 12-page document and contains learning objectives, a pre- and post quiz, and counselling tips for patients. There does not appear to be an expiration date, you may view the newsletter in pdf format.

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.

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.)

Canadian Healthcare Network
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.

Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development - University of British Columbia
Here's a link for their continuing professional development for pharmacists.
They have lessons available on their website.

Practice Development - University of Alberta
Here's a link for their Distance Learning Courses for Pharmacists (web-based as well as some print lessons).

Diabetes Education for Health Professionals
Diabetes Education for Health Care Professionals (formerly Advanced Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers) 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 Tuition Program is open to both Saskatoon Health Region employees and community-based health professionals. The Saskatoon Health Region Diabetes Strategy has funding available for tuition and materials support for the Advanced Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers Program.
To get more information, please see the SIAST website

Advanced Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers
Distance Education Offering
Program Provider: SIAST Campus. Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers (formerly Basic Diabetes Education for Health Care Providers) is an applied certificate program that prepares health care providers with the knowledge, judgment, skills and attitudes needed to meet the health care needs of individuals with diabetes.
For more information, go to the SIAST website

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 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

CCCEP: The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy Cdn Flag
The national coordinating and accrediting body for continuing pharmacy education in Canada.
PHCentral (PHC) (American site with information on Pulmonary Hypertension)
I nternet resource for pulmonary hypertension-related information for patients, caregivers, and Medical Professionals.  Website

Powerpak CE
Full-service healthcare communications company providing information and on-line CE programs and webinars to healthcare professionals and consumers.

Offers free, accredited (by CCCEP) online CPD. Website: , RxBriefCase "Program Directory" Page. Go to this website for a full list of courses.

ACCP: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (American site)
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:

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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