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Licensee Education Program

The Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP), with support from Queen’s University, Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship, has developed a Licensee Education Program and Proprietor Self-Assessment. The program is designed to help pharmacists, licensees, and proprietors

  • articulate the licensee’s and proprietor’s legal responsibilities, and ACP’s expectations when operating a pharmacy, particularly regarding the authority, responsibility, and accountability of licensees, in context with current legislation;
  • use relevant resources to update and maintain knowledge about legislation and standards for operating a pharmacy; and
  • develop understanding about the pharmacy licensee’s role: leader, manager, professional, and clinician.

The Licensee Education Program consists of two parts:

  • Part A includes readings, peer conversation and reflection, and an online module (Chapters 1-5). Part A of the program has been CCCEP-accredited for six continuing education units (CEUs).
  • Part B includes an online module and resources (Chapters 6-7) and a self-assessment (Chapter 8). Part B has been CCCEP-accredited for four CEUs.

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Program requirements

  • Pharmacists applying as licensee for a new or existing pharmacy must complete Parts A and B of the Licensee Education Program before a pharmacy licence will be issued. This applies even if the applicant has previous experience as a licensee.
  • All proprietor’s representatives must complete the Proprietor Self-Assessment as part of an application for a new pharmacy or an application for a change in proprietor. This applies even if the proprietor’s representative has previous experience as a proprietor’s representative. (If the proprietor’s representative is also a licensee and has completed Part B of the Licensee Education Program, the proprietor’s representative is not required to complete the Proprietor Self-Assessment.)
  • While the program will become mandatory for licensees, all pharmacists are invited to enrol in the program in anticipation of one day applying to be a licensee. Pharmacy technicians are also welcome to enrol to gain a better understanding of the licensee’s roles and responsibilities.


  • $250 for those enrolling in both Part A and Part B,
  • $175 for those enrolling in Part B (If an individual wishes to add on completion of Part A at a later date, the cost applied will be an additional $75), and
  • $100 for those enrolling in the Proprietor Self-Assessment.

ACP encourages all licensees and any pharmacists interested in becoming a licensee to complete the Licensee Education Program. This enhanced knowledge will contribute to safe, effective, and appropriate pharmacy care for your patients. It will also help ensure expectations of pharmacy proprietors, licensees, staff, and patients are met consistently.


The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has accredited Part A of this program for six CEUs and Part B for four CEUs.

Le Conseil canadien de l'éducation continue en pharmacie a octroyé six crédits de formation continue pour la partie A du programme et quatre crédits de formation continue pour la partie B.


Read our Licensee Education Program FAQs here.