Immunizations and Injections Certificate Program for Pharmacists

The Immunization and Injections Certificate blended program for pharmacists is an Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) approved course for pharmacist injection training that fulfills the training program of the requirements for pharmacists to administer injections in Ontario.


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The program has obtained The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) competency-mapped accreditation, which addresses the 15 competencies for pharmacist injection education, as approved by the OCP Board:
  • 14 immunization competencies for health professionals approved by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • 1 competency (Essential Competencies for the Injection of Other Substances) approved by CCCEP

In-Person Assessment:

Participants are required to attend an in-person session to complete their injection assessment. During the session, you will be supervised and assessed by a trained injection assessor. The assessor will observe you demonstrating both intramuscular and subcutaneous injections on a partner and your partner will, in turn, demonstrate on your arm. 

Most of these sessions are held in Toronto from September to March, with additional dates and locations offered based on demand. Sessions may range from 2 to 4 hours in length, depending on the number of participants. 

  • Hamilton (Sutherland's Pharmacy, 180 James Street South, Hamilton, ON)
    June 2

After registering for the course, you may sign-up for the upcoming assessment sessions listed below, on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact [email protected] before registering if you have questions about specific session availability. 

Course Outline:

Online learning modules (11 hours):

  • Handbook
  • Final multiple-choice exam
  • Reflective exercise
  • Program evaluation

In-Person Live Session (1 to 4 hours):

  • Practicing techniques
  • Practical exam (demonstration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injections on a partner)

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation requests may be considered if the online learning modules have not been accessed. Requests for cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected] 

Requests made within 24 hours of purchase will be fully refunded without penalty.   

Requests made 24 hours after purchase will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.  

Course at a Glance:

Who Should Take This Course:

The Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program is a comprehensive two-part series designed to support pharmacists in the administration of injections for the purposes of education, demonstration, and immunization per current regulations and existing standards of practice. 

CPR and First Aid training are not required before taking this course. However, valid certification in CPR and First Aid is required for pharmacists to administer injections in Ontario. OPA members receive a special rate with the Canadian Red Cross. Please visit the members benefit section of OPA’s website for more information. 

Participants who achieve a letter of completion may state that they hold a continuing education certificate in the Injection Training Certificate Program for Pharmacists. This does not grant authority to administer injections as such authority is granted by legislation through each healthcare professional’s own regulatory college.  

For more information about injection training requirements, please see OCP’s website here. 

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