A pre-requisite for candidates for accreditation is the completion of a Stage One (preparatory) Course. You can enrol in Stage 1 MMR training here. Once you have completed the preparatory training, you are then in a position to lodge your application for the PSA’s Stage Two Accreditation Assessment process.
How to become accredited
Stage One (preparatory) Training
The Facts About the Accreditation Process (including remuneration for MMRs)
The Stage Two Accreditation Assessment Process
The PSA offers registered pharmacists accreditation for the delivery of Medication Management Reviews (MMRs) to community-based individuals (including veterans) and residents of aged care facilities. The accreditation process has been designed to identify pharmacists with the required competency to provide a particular professional service to the required level. Accredited pharmacists are required to reaccredit every year.
The first step is to successfully complete an assessment based on the Communication Module (pass mark 75%).
The Module is designed to provide information for pharmacists involved in conducting Home Medicines Reviews (HMRs) and Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMRs) on three important aspects of communication: patient-centred care, patient communication and GP communication.
The Clinical MCQ Assessment
This component of the assessment program has been designed to assess your competence in clinical pharmacy, therapeutics, pharmaceutical care and medication review, and will focus on your knowledge of the principles of geriatric medicine, rational and safe pharmacotherapy in the elderly, and the appropriate use and interpretation of laboratory tests.
The Case Studies
Once you have successfully completed the Clinical MCQ Assessment, the “initial case study” will be made available to you. Upon successful completion of the initial case, the remaining three case studies will be released to you, individually, for completion. Each case study has a completion period of 60 days.