2016/17 Annual Report

Professional Development

The College’s Professional Development and Assessment Program (PDAP) helps to ensure that pharmacy professionals continue to provide safe and effective pharmacy care.


Continuing education is mandatory for all registered pharmacy professionals in order to renew their registration. Each pharmacy professional must complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education documented on at least 6 learning records annually.

Registered pharmacy professionals use the CE-Plus tool to submit their annual professional development requirements as set out by PDAP. The CE-Plus tool is securely located on the eServices portal.

Effective January 2016, registrants must complete a minimum of 5 hours of accredited learning as part of their 15 total hours in order to satisfy their annual professional development requirements and maintain registration.

Accredited Hours

Accredited learning activities have been reviewed using stringent criteria to ensure they are of high quality, unbiased, and clearly identify learning objectives for participants. Accredited programs indicate the number of accredited hours (CEUs) assigned to the activity, and identify the accrediting body (such as UBC CPPD, CCCEP, ACPE). Usually a certificate or documentation is received upon completion

During the 2016/2017 fiscal year, The College supported the development and delivery of accredited continuing education through various providers including: Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy, UBC Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists BC Brands, and more.

Continuing Education Opportunities

To assist pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in completing their required continuing education requirements, the College supported a number of continuing education initiatives and accompanying resource tools over the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

The following list of continuing education and resources was available free of cost to registrants, or had a reimbursement and/or grant that was issued upon completion.



UBC Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development BC Hospital Pharmacy Residency Event 2016
PharmD Preceptor Workshop
Update Conference 2016

  • Lessons Learned from Caring for Renal Patients
  • Treating Metabolic Side Effects in Stride
  • Polypharmacy
  • A Practical Approach to Subsequent Entry Biologics
  • CVD Risk Assessment
  • Caring for a Person with Dementia
  • Pharmacist Prescribing
  • Drug Interactions
Victoria Lecture Series

  • Anticoagulants
  • Subsequent Entry Biologics
  • Respiratory
Practice Review Program Support Tools

  • Patient Identification Verification
  • Profile Check
  • Counselling
  • Documentation
Canadian Pharmacists Association ADAPT Program
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists – BC Branch Physical Assessment Course
Canadian Pharmacists Association RxTx (formerly eTherapeutics)
Saskatchewan Health Rxfiles


For a list of accredited continuing education opportunities, visit the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy.