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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program is intended for individuals who are already working in the role of pharmacy technician in both hospital- and community-based pharmacies. Potential candidates may have completed their initial training either through a public college or university program (prior to the introduction of CCAPP program accreditation), a private career college or “on-the-job”. Depending on the length of time they have worked in the role of pharmacy technician, and the practice settings in which they have worked, candidates may be able to demonstrate the necessary competencies addressed in one or more Bridging Education courses. As a result, a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Challenge Examination process has been established to enable candidates to earn educational credit for what they already know.  

For more information go to:

PLAR Frequently Asked Questions

Student Guide

View/download PLAR checklists:

Non-sterile Product Preparation Checklist and Sterile Product Preparation Checklist

Pharmacology Checklist