Below you will find a brief description of the organization, as well as information on its current Mission. Additional details regarding CCCEP can be found by clicking on the topics in the table on the right hand side of this page.


What is CCCEP?

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) is a national organization established to accredit continuing pharmacy education programs intended to be delivered to pharmacy professionals from more than one province or nationally.

CCCEP accreditation is recognized by the pharmacy regulatory authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada. To fulfill its mandate as the national accreditation agency for continuing education in pharmacy, CCCEP:

  1. Establishes policy and standards for the accreditation of continuing pharmacy education programs;
  2. Accredits continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; and
  3. Accredits program providers to accredit their own continuing pharmacy education programs in accordance with CCCEP standards and guidelines for accreditation.


CCCEP's Mission

The mission of the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) is:

  • Advancing pharmacy practice through leadership, innovation and excellence in continuing professional development.
  • Faire progresser l’exercice de la pharmacie par le leadership, l’innovation et l’excellence dans le développement professionnel continu


CCCEP achieves this mission by:

  • Enhancing the quality of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) at the post-baccalaureate level;
  • Providing pharmacy professionals with a dependable basis to select quality CPE programs;
  • Enabling uniform assignment of Continuing Education Credits to CPE programs.
  • Promoting the standardization of CPE that augments the delivery of enhanced pharmacy practice.

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