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Technician and Assistant Membership

All registered technicians, pharmacy assistants, and registered technician students.

Membership expires Dec. 31, 2021

From: $29.00 for 1 year

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Why you should join:

You entered the pharmacy profession because of your drive to help patients. An OPA membership helps you add even more value to your pharmacy team. By purchasing a membership, you equip yourself to play an active role in the pharmacy community, while receiving the resources, knowledge and best practices to deliver the highest possible standard of patient care.

OPA offers education programs specific to the needs of pharmacy technicians. Take advantage of the PD Bundle for Pharmacy Technicians and save even more (up to 50%) on three programs when you purchase your membership at the same time.

The number one reason that pharmacy professionals join OPA is to be part of a collective voice that advocates on behalf of the pharmacy profession. Together, we have changed the pharmacy profession and improved the healthcare system for our patients. But, we’re not done yet. The next few years in Ontario healthcare will bring unlimited potential for pharmacy. It’s never been more important to raise our voices and be heard. Make your commitment to be part of the next wave of healthcare in Ontario by joining or renewing your membership with OPA.

Over 40 professional development programs are offered by OPA – most of them approved by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) including, the upcoming program on common ailments prescribing. OPA offers education programs specific to the needs of pharmacy technicians. Take advantage of the PD Bundle for Pharmacy Technicians. and save almost 50% when you purchase your membership at the same time.

OPA has recently created more opportunities to learn with the launch of the Pharmacy Matters podcast and The Right Dose webinar series. Also, OPA’s popular conference will return in a virtual format in 2021.

All OPA members now have access to OPA’s network of pharmacy experts who can help answer your practice and policy questions. Whether you’re wondering about how new scope changes can be implemented into your practice, about proper documentation for a MedsCheck, a challenging billing question, or anything in between,  pharmacy practice experts are available to help.

OPA’s Professional Liability program for students and technicians starts at $29/year – the most affordable insurance with comprehensive coverage in the pharmacy profession. OPA also offers 13 lines of insurance to help keep pace with the changing landscape of pharmacy. OPA members get discounts on professional liability, store insurance, and personal insurance like health and dental, out-of-country emergency medical, term life, and more.

All undergraduate students get free travel health insurance included in their membership.

All undergraduate students get free travel health insurance included in their membership.

OPA is committed to helping pharmacy professionals through-out their careers.  Members get access to tools and resources to help them stay up-to-date  with current pharmacy topics, and assist with successfully interpreting and implementing government policies and College regulations. OPA publishes on-demand tools to help pharmacy professionals better care for their patients including, discussion tools on improving anti-microbial resistance, responding to and preventing robberies, tapering and switching patient medications, store-level posters for naloxone, flu, and OHIP. New tools are continually being developed as topics emerge for today’s pharmacy professionals.

Qualifiers:

  • Registered technicians must be registered with the OCP.
  • Technicians who have completed their program but are not yet registered with the OCP as a Registered Technician (i.e. technician interns) should select the Registered Technicians category so that they are eligible to purchase personal liability insurance.

Benefits of membership:

  1. Industry leading professional liability insurance
  2. Technician-specific professional development programs discounted for members
  3. Earn more per shift with Relief Buddy
  4. Access to the Practice Support Network to help you solve those difficult billing questions
  5. Save on clinical reference tools specifically for Technicians