A pre-requisite for candidates for accreditation is the completion of a Stage One (preparatory) Course. Although the AACP determines the guidelines for the courses, and approves the provision of the training, the AACP does not provide the courses. Once you have completed the preparatory training, you are then in a position to lodge your application for the AACP’s Stage Two Accreditation Assessment process.
The AACP offers registered pharmacists accreditation for the delivery of Medication Management Reviews (MMRs) to community-based individuals (including veterans) and residents of aged care facilities. The accreditation process has been designed to identify pharmacists with the required competency to provide a particular professional service to the required level. Accredited pharmacists are required to reaccredit every year.
The first step is to successfully complete an assessment based on the Communication Module (pass mark 75%).
The Module is designed to provide information for pharmacists involved in conducting Home Medicines Reviews (HMRs) and Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMRs) on three important aspects of communication: patient-centred care, patient communication and GP communication.
This component of the assessment program has been designed to assess your competence in clinical pharmacy, therapeutics, pharmaceutical care and medication review, and will focus on your knowledge of the principles of geriatric medicine, rational and safe pharmacotherapy in the elderly, and the appropriate use and interpretation of laboratory tests.
Once you have successfully completed the Clinical MCQ Assessment, the “initial case study” will be made available to you. Upon successful completion of the initial case, the remaining three case studies will be released to you, individually, for completion. Each case study has a completion period of 60 days.
Intern Pharmacists are welcome to enroll in the AACP Accreditation Assessment programme.
Those interns who have not completed the Stage One (preparatory) course requirements as a component of their university course can complete this component prior to registration. A number of AACP-approved course providers is available.
Pharmacists can commence the AACP Stage Two Accreditation Assessment Process once registered.