Injection Training Certificate Program for Pharmacy Technicians (College edition)

The program has obtained The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) competency-mapped accreditation, which addresses the 7 competencies for pharmacy technician injection education, as approved by the OCP Board.


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This program is for students enrolled in pharmacy technician colleges in Ontario. It contains two courses: The Immunizations and Injections Certificate Program, plus the Mastering Injections in Pediatrics course.

The Immunization and Injections Certificate Program for Pharmacy Technicians is an Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) approved course for pharmacy technician injection training that fulfills the training program of the requirements for registered pharmacy technicians to administer Covid-19 and influenza injections (in defined conditions) in Ontario.

The Mastering Injections in Pediatric course equips both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the knowledge and confidence they need to administer the flu vaccine to young children safely and effectively.
It covers best practices for administration techniques, dosing, pain management and comfort strategies. In addition, you will learn useful information on the management of adverse reactions, documentation guidelines, tips on effective communication with family/caregivers, and the healthcare team.

Become a member of the Ontario Pharmacists Association and receive significant discounts on the course as well as access to great member benefits.

In-person live session:

This mandatory in-person live session is for the practical exam portion of the course. These sessions will be arranged by your College.

Course outline:

Online learning modules (11 hours):

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

In-Person Live Session:

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

Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel the course without penalty if you cancel within 24 hours of your registration and if you have not accessed the online modules within those 24 hours. After this point, there is a  $100 + HST cancellation fee.

Requests for cancellations and rescheduling must be made to [email protected].