Professional development

The Lifelong Learning team at the School of Pharmacy offers continuing professional development (CPD) programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, affiliated health care professionals and members of the general public. Programs are designed to improve patient outcomes by increasing therapeutic knowledge for practitioners. 

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Looking to advance your clinical, teaching and research skills? Check out our MPharm program in Advanced Pharmacy Practice.

CCCEP Accredited Provider Status

CCCEP Accredited provider

As of January 2022, we achieved Accredited Provider status from the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP), a national organization established to accredit continuing pharmacy education programs.

As an Accredited Provider, we demonstrate compliance with high quality, proven continuing pharmacy education standards and guidelines

More information about our program and policies can be found in the CPD Policy Manual (PDF).

N.B. As a provider of both accredited and unaccredited programs, we note that only CCCEP-accredited programs carry the CCCEP logo on their individual program page and other promotional materials.

We also submit programs for accreditation under other accreditation bodies; accreditation information will always be provided on the course information website.

Note: To increase the security and protection of your uWaterloo account you will be required to enrol in the University's 2 Factor Authentication service (2FA) to gain access to our online learning management system - LEARN. 

Featured Course: Prescribing for Minor Ailments

The Full 19 Conditions

prescribing for minor ailments - the full 19 conditions

Developed as a collaborative effort between the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and the School of Pharmacy, this series of multimedia modules, directed at pharmacistspharmacy students and other healthcare providers, provides current information about common conditions and highlights the difference between over-the-counter consults and minor ailment prescribing services. It addresses all 19 of the conditions included in Ontario pharmacist scope as of October 1, 2023.

It's accredited by the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for up to 13 CEUs. See the prescribing for minor ailments course page for more information and to register.

You may be eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding to support enrollment in this course. Please visit the University of Waterloo’sMicro-credential and OSAP funding website for details and how to apply. 

The Additional Six Conditions

If you have already completed the previous Prescribing for Minor Ailments: The Fundamentals course which covered the initial 13 conditions added to pharmacist scope of practice, you may be interested in this smaller supplemental course.

This course covers the six minor ailment conditions that Ontario pharmacists are authorized to prescribe and assess for as of October 1, 2023.

The course is available for sale now, with exclusive pricing for University of Waterloo pharmacy alumni.

Current program offerings include:


Pharmacy5in5 is an online learning platform designed by pharmacists for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students. It is a digital tool that allows users to test their knowledge and understanding of ongoing trends in pharmacy and healthcare. New content is added regularly. 

Sign up for Pharmacy5in5 today and begin testing your knowledge. 

You may be eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding for Pharmacy5in5. Please visit the University of Waterloo’s Micro-credential and OSAP funding website for details and how to apply. 

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A sample of a Pharmacy5in5 flashcard. Each Pharmacy5in5 module includes flashcards to summarize key facts.

Pharmacy5in5 is available on desktop and mobile devices.

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A sample educational video - many Pharmacy5in5 modules contain similar videos to highlight topic takeaways.

Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy (MOAT)

A fully online course offered in partnership with WatSPEED and The Centre for Family Medicine.

This award-winning program has been accredited for a maximum of 25 CEUs (1 CEU/hour) by Continuing Pharmacy Education, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University (expires January 16, 2026).

In 2019, it received the Best Non-Credit Program (under 48 hours) award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE). In 2023, it received a silver award for Best Use of Generative AI at the Reimagine Education Conference.

Please see the MOAT registration page  for further details (registration closes one week after the course begins).

Read more about the innovative use of AI in this program.

MOAT Course - Reimagine Education Conference

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Upcoming 2024 MOAT Program Start Dates:

  • July 8

  • September 9

  • November 4

Funding available

You may be eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding for MOAT. Please visit the University of Waterloo’s Micro-credential and OSAP funding website for details and how to apply. 

Professionalism in Clinical Learning

This accredited course was developed by the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. It provides insights for health professional preceptors and students in six key areas of professional conduct.

These topics are bundled into one course that will familiarize you with important concepts, teach you to recognize traps and pitfalls, and equip you with skills and strategies to enhance professional conduct in the clinical learning environment.

  • appropriate for healthcare learners and clinical preceptors/supervisors of any healthcare field (note: case studies focus on medical and pharmacy examples)
  • bulk discounts available for employers - email to learn more
  • accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (MOC) for 3 CEUS (accreditation expires November 24, 2024)
  • Course cost: $79.99+HST

PCL Course overview

This course covers: Harassment in Healthcare Education, Sexual Violence: Identification and Prevention, E-Professionalism in Clinical Learning, Conflict Resolution in Healthcare, Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback in Healthcare and Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare.