Immunization and Injections
for Pharmacists

February 10, 2018

As Ontario pharmacists, you not only play a major role in advising patients about vaccines, you are looked to as key providers of immunizations and injections. Here’s an opportunity to hone your skills so you can confidently provide these services in your workplace. Immunization and Injections for Pharmacists is a unique two-part program, recognized by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), that combines online and in-person learning to address the theory and practical aspects of administering injections.


Part 1, Education Program for Immunization Competencies, is a 15-module online program, consisting of 15-22 hours of coursework, based on the Public Health Agency of Canada competencies, in addition to those approved by the OCP. Working online at your own pace, you will get a comprehensive overview of the theory behind injections and immunizations administered to patients. The program is offered by continuing education supplier Advancing Practice. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Part 1 through Advancing Practice will no longer be available after December 15.  You must complete and provide proof of completion of Part 1 by December 15 in order to attend on February 10, 2018.  CCCEP will not recognize Part 1 through Advancing Practice in any offerings beyond the February 10th workshop for accreditation purposes so it is imperative you attend this session to meet all necessary requirements. 

ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Starting January 2018 we will have a new Part 1 online continuing education supplier.  If you would like to complete the new program instead of the Advancing Practice Program, please email Carolina Rios at for further details.


Part 2, Theory and Technique in Administration of Injections – A Course for Practicing Pharmacists is a one-day, in-person CCCEP accredited program where you can put that theory into practice through a hands-on, interactive workshop. Led by the highly experienced and expert nursing facilitators from the Lawrence L. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, participants will work in small groups with multiple opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills.

As the only program of its kind with an OSCE and multiple choice testing, you can feel confident that your comprehension and skills around immunizations and injections upon completion will translate into real-life patient services. All participants will get assessed in administering intramuscular injections using simulation equipment, and have the opportunity to provide injections to other attendees if they choose to.

Once you have registered for Part 2, you will receive details to register for Part 1 of the program. 


Please note as we reserve the right to cancel a program at any time if minimum enrollment is not met.

If you have any questions, please visit our Q & A section of the site.

Here’s What Participants Are Saying:

Who Should Attend?

Community, Hospital and Family Health Team pharmacists in Ontario


How Much?

$175 + HST - Part 1
$325 + HST - Part 2


Where Do I Go?

Part 1


Part 2

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy - Room 750
144 College St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3M2

Am I Eligible for Tuition Assistance?

You may qualify for funding from the Allied Health Professional Development fund. For more information, please visit their website at:

Carolina Rios
(416) 978-2317