National Credentialing Program

Frequently Asked Questions – National Credentialing Program

The governing body of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) has ended the ‘National Credentialing Program of Advanced Practice Pharmacists’ as of 12 October 2016 citing program sustainability issues.

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Why has the National Credentialing of Advanced Practice Pharmacists closed?

Unfortunately, the APC Council has had to make the decision to end the National Credentialing program due to program sustainability issues.

While our research indicated it was a program in demand, current enrolment numbers have not met expectations and forward estimates of enrolments based on actuals show that enrolments would not be sufficient to continue the program.

I enrolled in the June/September 2016 program will I get my money back?

Yes, all candidates will receive a full refund from APC. We will be issuing full refunds of all enrolment and evaluation fees paid for this program.

Will there be another National Credentialing for Advanced Practice Pharmacists Program in the future?

With the changing face of healthcare it is possible that recognition of advanced practice will come into demand in the future.

I am submitting my portfolio in October - will I still be evaluated?

No. No portfolios will be evaluated. Candidates will be issued with full refunds.

I am already credentialed, can I still use my post nominals?

Yes. If you were evaluated at advanced stage 3 in the pilot, your postnominal is still valid for up to five years from your credential date.

For further information contact

APC CEO Bronwyn Clark on communications@pharmacycouncil.org.au