Injection Certification, Training, and Workshops

Injection Training for: Advanced Method Certification (AMC) and Advanced Method Student Certification (AMSC)

The training consists of three components:

  1. Canadian Pediatric Society’s Education Program for Immunization Course (EPIC) online course. This program provides participants with an in-depth review of the Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals. With the introduction of EPIC 4th Ed. (September 2022) there is a new module, titled "Moving to Acceptance: Strategies to address concerns about vaccines". It has a seperate certificate, and both it and the EPIC course certificate must be submitted to CPDPP prior to aquire an AMC or AMSC.
  2. SK-Specific Module 16: Administration of Medication by Injection. This is an additional online module which is specific to administering drugs by advanced method in Saskatchewan.
  3. Live Injection Training Workshop: Theoretical and Practical Administration of Injections.
    • Due to COVID protocols, this will include:
      • A virtual presentation (one hour recorded webinar) that must be viewed prior to attending the in-person session.
      • A 2.5 hour hands-on workshop. In this interactive hands-on workshop, the participant will learn the theory, and put into practice the skills of administering subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections. 

 Prerequisites:    

  1. You must be a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy student in years 3 or 4 of the PharmD program at the U of S. 
  2. Completion of Parts 1 and 2, and the virtual presentation portion of the workshop prior to attending the hands-on workshop.
  3. Pharmacists only: Possession of current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C with AED certificates. 
  4. Hepatitis B vaccination is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended.

The training is stage two accredited by CCCEP (CCCEP Number: 1281-2021-3258-B-P, accreditation expires: August 12, 2022).

If you have taken the training elsewhere, you will be required to complete the "Saskatchewan Specific" module from CPDPP.   

Injection Training for: Advanced Method Technician Certification (AMTC)

The training consists of three components:

  1. EPIC Online Course: Canadian Pediatric Society’s Education Program for Immunization Course (EPIC) online course. This program provides participants with an in-depth review of the Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals. (Note: Only modules 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, and the module "Moving to Acceptance: Strategies to address concerns about vaccines" (The new module is included with the 4th edition of EPIC and is requred for AMTC).
  2. Technician SK-Specific Module 16: Administration of Medication by Injection. This is an additional online module which is specific to administering drugs by advanced method in Saskatchewan.
  3. Live Injection Training Workshop: Theoretical and Practical Administration of Injections.
    • Due to COVID protocols, this will include:
      • A virtual presentation (one hour recorded webinar) that must be viewed prior to attending the in-person session.
      • A 2.5 hour hands-on workshop. In this interactive hands-on workshop, the participant will learn the theory, and put into practice the skills of administering subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections. 

 Prerequisites:    

  1. You must be a licensed pharmacy technician.
  2. Completion of Parts 1 and 2, and the virtual presentation portion of the workshop prior to attending the hands-on workshop.
  3. Hepatitis B vaccination is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended.  

Training is CPDPP accredited.

Injection Certification Requirements

Pharmacists are required to have valid CPR Level C or CPR Level HCP (Health Care Provider) with AED and Standard First Aid certification prior to attending the live workshop.

Pharmacists are also required to maintain valid certification to continue to inject and maintain Advanced Method Certification. 

Hepatitis B Recommendation

We strongly recommend current vaccination against Hepatitis B.  WHO standards state that Hepatitis B immunizations are considered valid for 20 years. If it has been longer than that, a booster is recommended, especially for health care professionals or anyone who could be exposed to blood or bodily fluids.

This module is specific to giving drugs by advanced methods in Saskatchewan. If you completed immunization and injection training from another approved provider, or in another province, you must complete this module to receive authorization to administer injections in Saskatchewan.

*If you completed the Advanced Methods Certification(AMC) training through CPDPP, you have already completed this module. 

For more information on this module, and its requires, see the SK Module-16 Portion of this page.

All those wishing to provide injections in Saskatchewan must have completed injection training. If you have taken (or are taking) AMC, AMSC, or AMTC training, your live injection workshop is provided by CPDPP and is CCCEP accredited.

If you are coming from out of province, you must provide a certificate of your CCCEP accredited injection training, or register for an injection workshop. 

Injection Workshop Dates

Pharmacists, students, and pharmacy technicians - see chart below for tentative dates and locations. 

   **Ensure you are registering for the correct location, date and time. You are expected to attend the session you registered for.**

City/Date Time Eligibility Fee
  • City: Saskatoon, SK
  • Location: U of S Campus
  • Date: September 7, 2022

Registration Closed

Registration at 5:45pm

Event from 6pm-8:30pm

  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Extended Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • PharmD 2022
  • PharmD 2023
  • PharmD 2024

Initial Training:

  • Licensed Pharmacist: $500
  • Tech: $300
  • PharmD 2023/2024: $200

Refresher: $100 (Licensed pharmacists only)

  • City: Regina
  • Location: TBD
  • Date: September 13, 2022

Registration Open

Registration at 5:45pm

Event from 6pm-8:30pm

  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Extended Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • PharmD 2022
  • PharmD 2023
  • PharmD 2024

 Initial Training:

  • Licensed Pharmacist: $500
  • Tech: $300
  • PharmD 2023/2024: $200

Refresher: $100 (Licensed pharmacists only)

  • You will receive complete details for ALL parts of the training upon registration with CPDPP.

Registration for AMC, AMSC and AMTC includes the live workshop. If you require assistance, please contact CPDPP at cpdpp@usask.ca.

 

Injection Refresher Workshop

This is a 1.5 hour, in-person workshop designed to provide injection certified pharmacists, technicians and students with the opportunity to refresh their injection skills. This course is accredited for 1.5 CEUs.

Workshop Prerequisites:

  1. Only participants that have previously completed the Advanced Method Certification (AMC, AMTC or AMSC) course may take this training. 
  2. Possession of current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C with AED certificates is required for all pharmacists.
  3. Hepatitis B immunization is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended.

Workshop Date: See chart below for tentative dates and locations. 

** Ensure you are registering for the correct location, date and time. You are expected to attend the session you registered for **

City/Date Time Eligibility/Fee
  • City: Saskatoon, SK
  • Location: U of S Campus
  • Date: September 7, 2022

Registration Closed

Registration at 5:45pm

Event from 6pm-8:30pm 

 Licensed Pharmacists (PharmD 2022 graduates get priority): $100.00

  • City: Regina, SK
  • Location: TBD
  • Date: September 13, 2022

Registration Open

 Registration at 5:45pm

Event from 6pm-8:30pm 

  Licensed Pharmacists (PharmD 2022 graduates get priority): $100.00

  • City: Saskatoon, SK
  • Location: U of S Campus
  • Date: September 23, 2022

Registration Open

Registration at 1:45pm

Event from 2pm-3:30pm 

 Licensed Pharmacists (PharmD 2022 graduates get priority): $100.00

If you require assistance, please contact CPDPP at cpdpp@usask.ca.

SK Module - 16

Module 16: Essential Competencies for Injection of Other Substances -- Saskatchewan Specific Module
This module is accredited for 4.0 CEUs.

*If you completed the Advanced Methods Certification(AMC) training through CPDPP, you have already completed this module. 

This module is specific to giving drugs by advanced methods in Saskatchewan. If you completed immunization and injection training from another approved provider, or in another province, you must complete this module to receive authorization to administer injections in Saskatchewan.

Please provide CPDPP with copies of the following documents:

  1. Certificates for your Immunization and Injection Training program.
  2. A signed, self-declaration stating the most recent date you administered an injection to a patient.
  3. A certificate or document showing you have current training for Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED.
  4. If you are vaccinated for Hepatitis B, please provide a signed, self-declaration along with the year you received the vaccination. Hepatitis B vaccination is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended.

Registration Fee: $200.00 + GST