Reminder for Managers of Community Pharmacies
- Are you a pharmacy manager of a community pharmacy?
- Did you become a pharmacy manager of your pharmacy before September 1, 2018?
If you answered “Yes” to the two questions above, do not forget to complete your Pharmacy Manager Training program before September 1, 2019 and submit your declaration on eServices immediately upon completion of the training!
Who is required to complete the pharmacy manager training?
Managers of community pharmacies must complete the Board-approved pharmacy manager training program as per Professional Practice Policy 69: Community Pharmacy Manager Education.
As per PPP-69, the program must be completed in accordance with the following schedule:
- For community pharmacy managers appointed as such before September 1, 2018 - On or before September 1, 2019.
- For community pharmacy managers appointed as such on or after September 1, 2018 - As soon as practicable and no later than one year after appointment.
- For all community pharmacy managers – Every three years after compliance with (a.) or (b.), as applicable.
About The Pharmacy Manager Training Program
The Board-approved pharmacy manager training program is currently provided by the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA).
The program is intended to improve the overall operation of pharmacies; help pharmacy managers avoid potential complaints against them; ensure safe pharmacy practices for the public and help pharmacy managers better understand the full extent of their role.
The program is designed to equip pharmacy managers and pharmacists planning to become managers with the most up-to-date regulatory requirements.
The program is offered as a self-paced, online course that includes information relevant to pharmacy management (e.g. employment law, etc.) as well as a knowledge assessment.
The program is split into three parts:
- Part 1 reviews the College’s legislative requirements as they pertain to the pharmacy manager’s role
- Part 2 describes general fiduciary responsibilities and management skills
- Part 3 discusses general workplace rights and B.C.’s employment standards
While the program is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, owners, and anyone else interested, only full, limited and non-practicing pharmacists will be able to submit a declaration of completion on eServices.
More information about BCPhA’s Training Program:
More information about the Responsibilities of Pharmacy Managers:
Learn how to submit your declaration on eServices: