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Australian College of Pharmacy achieves international recognition

The Australian College of Pharmacy has achieved international recognition as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

The USA-based Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) considered the College’s application at its June 2018 meeting and has granted the College accredited provider status for all types of continuing pharmacy education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

The President of the College, Georgina Twomey, is delighted with the result, stating that the recognition is validation that the College is “on the right path” in terms of its approach to CPD standards and as a provider of meaningful CPD for the profession:

“We are proud to be the first Australian pharmacy education provider to achieve this status.”

In 2013, the Academic Board decided to set a new standard for the College’s education program. The Chair of the College’s Academic Board, Professor Roberts, said:

“This result is an important milestone which will enable the College to accredit CPD for our international clients and the recent work we have done to attain this recognition will allow the College to continue with its tradition of providing the best possible standard of clinical and management CPD to Australian pharmacists”.

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