These steps below shows the process we follow to accredit you as an Prescribing Program provider


Step 1: Seek Approval from Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

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

Step 2: Application

You will submit your application form to us 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 Evaluation

We will conduct a site audit to verify information within the application. The site audit team comprises a minimum of 1 pharmacist with expertise in quality use of medicine, 1 medical prescriber and 1 qualified APC auditor.  

Step 5: Recommendations arising from audit

We will then develop recommendations for our Accreditation Committee.

Our Accreditation Committee considers the report and provides its recommendation to PCNZ. If the application is unsuccessful, the PCNZ will notify you of the outcome.

Step 6: Accreditation and Approval

The PCNZ will notify you if your application is successful and we will list your organisation details and accreditation information on our website.

Step 7: Monitoring

We accredit each organisation for up to 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 7: Renewal of Accreditation  

We will notify you that your accreditation is due for renewal approximately 12 months prior to the expiry date. You will need to fill and submit a new accreditation application form which will be in a similar format to your initial application.