The College has approved the first cannabis education program that meets the mandatory education requirements for Part A pharmacists.
The Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacists Certificate Program (URL no longer available) addresses the three required competencies identified by the College, with input from the Cannabis Education Advisory Group. They are:
- Ethical, legal and professional responsibilities;
- Patient care; and,
- Application of knowledge and research.
We expect other continuing education providers to develop and make available courses over the coming months, giving registrants time to meet the March 2020 timeline for course completion. Any new courses will be posted to the Continuing Education for Pharmacists page of the College website (under Cannabis).
Information about the College’s Cannabis Strategy for Pharmacy, including frequently asked questions, is available on the website. Further details and information on the College’s Cannabis Training Requirements and Courses are also available on the OCP website.