Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice

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. The document on professional competencies at entry to practice exists to guide the development of educational outcomes, educational program accreditation standards and national competency assessment examinations.