Standards and Guidelines for CCCEP Accreditation


The Standards for CCCEP Accreditation provide the requisite requirements and framework for CCCEP accreditation. For those Standards for which further guidance was viewed as needed to enable program providers to meet the Standard, a Guideline was developed. These Standards-Related Guidelines are outlined below.


Standards for CCCEP Accreditation, 2012


The 2012 Standards for CCCEP Accreditation are effective July 1, 2012. The standards are based on following eleven principles of quality continuing pharmacy education.


1      Quality learning experience

2      Outcomes-focused learning

3      Evidence-based, fair and objective

4      Relevant to practice

5      Transfer to Practice

6      Learner feedback

7      Learner success

8      Ongoing improvement

9      Bias and influence free

10    Transparent

11    Informed learner choice


You may download the 2012 Standards for CCCEP Accreditation by clicking on the following link.


Download Standards for CCCEP Accreditation



Standards-Related Guidelines


There are six Standards-Related Guidelines. The Guidelines provide further guidance regarding the application of the Standard to which they apply.


Guideline S3.1(1) Objectively Presented

Guideline S3.1(2) Use Generic Names

Guideline S3.2 Expert Review

Sponsorship Code of Preactice (Guideline S9.1)

Guideline S10.1 Disclosure

Guideline S11.1 Promotion and Advertising


You may download a copy of all of the Standards-Related Guidelines by clicking on the following link.


          Download Standards-Related Guidelines



Program and Accreditation Process Guidelines


In addition to the Standards Related Guidelines, CCCEP has developed a number of program related and accreditation-process related guidelines. The program related guidelines provide information on the different types of programs and the requirements for programs submitted for CCCEP accreditation. The accreditation-process standards provide information on the submission of a program for accreditation.


To access the program related guidelines, visit the program types and requirements section of this website (click here)


To access the accreditation-process related guidelines, visity the program accreditation process section of this website (click here).


You will find the specific guidelines in these sections. You may download a PDF copy of the specific guidelines.


Combined Standards and Guidelines 


You may download a PDF copy of the combined Standards for CCCEP Accreditation and Guidelines for CCCEP Accreditation. This document contains a copy of the standards and all the guidelines. 


              Download a copy of the combined Standards and Guidelines




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