Cannabis and Patient Care in Pharmacy 


Available Programs

To obtain a list of Cannabis and Patient Care in Pharmacy Programs that are currently accredited click here.


Provincial Requirements

The following Provincial Regulatory Authorities (PRAs) currently require pharmacists to complete an educational program that meets the list of required competencies for Cannabis and Patient Care:

  • Ontario College of Pharmacists


Program Requirements

The program that meet the following conditions:

  1. The program addresses the three approved competencies in the following areas:
    •       Ethical, legal and professional responsibilities
    •       Patient care
    •       Application of knowledge and research
  2.  The program meets the criteria and guidelines for a CCCEP accredited Continuing Education Certificate program as outlined in the CCCEP policy on certificate programs. For information on CCCEP's certificate programs and to access a copy of the CCCEP policy please click here
  3. Only programs that address the three (3) competencies outlined in Condition 1 may be accredited as a certificate program under the CCCEP policy on Accreditation of Continuing Education Certificate Programs. 


Accreditation Review Process

The competency-mapped accreditation review process for Cannabis-related Competency programs is a two-stage process.

  • Stage 1: Regular review for a CCCEP-accredited Continuing Education Certificate program.
  • Stage 2: Review the extent to which the program addresses the three (3) competencies.

The Stage 1 review process is process that used for all new learning activities, with the addition of the review for Certificate Program eligibility (conducted concurrently). The Stage 2 review process examines the learning objectives and the content of a program to determine the extent to which the program addresses each competency.



Information regarding the application process for competency mapped accreditation can be found on the Competency Mapped Accreditation page by clicking here