Pharmacy Accreditation In South Africa
All the courses/learning programmes that lead to registration of persons must be accredited/approved by Council.
The following qualifications are accredited/approved by Council:
Bachelor of Pharmacy which leads to registration as a pharmacist;
National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance which leads to registration as a Basic Pharmacist’s Assistant;
Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance which leads to registration as a Post-Basic Pharmacist’s Assistant;
Higher Certificate: Pharmacy Support; and Advanced Certificate: Pharmacy Technical Support which leads to registration as a Pharmacy Technician.
The following supplementary training courses such as Primary Care Drug Therapy course (PCDT) and Family Planning are accredited/approved by Council. In order for a supplementary training course to be approved an Application form for Approval of a Supplementary training should be completed and submitted to Council.
Providers who wish to offer a Bachelor of Pharmacy qualification must comply with the standards as set in the Good Education Standards as set by Council. Providers who wish to offer short courses/CPD must comply with the Criteria for the approval of a short course/learning programmes for the purposes of continuing professional development as set by Council.
Providers who wish to offer National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance and Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance must comply with the Guidelines for Minimum Criteria for the Guidelines for Minimum Criteria for the Approval/Accreditation and Registration of Providers, Courses and Assessors as set by Council.
Click here to see the list of providers as published by Council in December 2016 in e-Pharmaciae. Alternatively, click here to use the search functionality on this website to search for approved Providers with Council.
SPECIALITIES IN PHARMACY
In terms of the Regulations relating to the registration of the Specialities of Pharmacists Council recognises Masters Programmes for registration as Specialists. There are two specialities currently registerable with Council, i.e. Radio-Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacokinetics.