Processes

The steps below show the process we follow to accredit you as an ITP.

Our accreditation process

The steps below shows the process we follow to accredit you as an ITP provider:

Step 1: Seek Approval from Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

Prospective ITP providers must contact the PCNZ to seek approval to apply for accreditation.

Step 2: Application

You will submit your ITP program application along with the application fee.

Step 3: Internal review

We will do an internal review of your application to check for completeness. We may require more information if it is not complete. 

Step 4: Site Audit

We will then conduct a site audit to verify information within the application.  Site audits are conducted by a minimum of 1 pharmacist and 1 qualified APC auditor.  

Step 5: Recommendations arising from audit

We will then develop recommendations to be submitted to our Accreditation Committee.

Our Accreditation Committee will consider the application and make a recommendation to the PCNZ. If the application is unsuccessful, the PCNZ will notify you of the outcome.

Step 6: Accreditation and Approval

If your application is successful you will be notified by the PCNZ and we will list your organisation details and accreditation information on our website.

Step 7: Monitoring

We accredit each ITP for 3 years. During this accreditation period, we will undertake additional quality assurance and monitoring activities to ensure your ongoing compliance with our standards, guidelines and policies.

Step 8: Renewal of Accreditation  

We will notify you that your accreditation is due for renewal approximately twelve months prior to the expiry date. You will need to fill and submit a new accreditation application form and we will conduct a site audit prior to the expiry of your accreditation.