The Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians specify the minimum standards of practice a pharmacy technician must meet, and against which their performance will be measured by their regulatory authority. The standards apply to all practicing pharmacy technicians.
Language proficiency is an essential skill required of all pharmacy technicians in the day-to-day practice of pharmacy in Canada. NAPRA’s standards were developed for use by pharmacy regulatory authorities in the licensure of pharmacy technicians.
This document describes the entry-to-practice competency requirements for pharmacy technicians across Canada. Competencies are described as significant job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and judgements required for competent performance by members of a profession. They provide an overview of what a pharmacy technician at entry to practice is able to do rather than how a pharmacy technician is expected to perform tasks.