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Credentialed pharmacists

Home of credentialed pharmacists
PSA is the home for all credentialed pharmacists, no matter where or how you practise. 

 

We are the only peak body investing in the future of credentialed pharmacists, supporting you to get the most out of your career through credentialing, CPD, professional support and advocacy.  

 

We are proud to offer nation-leading professional support to our members. Becoming a PSA Professional Plus member gives you full access to the benefits most used by credentialed pharmacists, including even bigger discounts on conferences (including the Credentialed Pharmacist Conference), discounted credentials, and clinical updates direct to your inbox.  

Already a member? Upgrade to Professional Plus to get full access to benefits for credentialed pharmacists!

 

Call our friendly membership team on 1300 369 772 or email membership@psa.org.au

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FAQs

What changes have been made in the transition from accreditation to credentialing?

Following the closure of AACP in 2022, the Australian Pharmacy Council was commissioned to release a new set of accreditation standards for Medication Management Review (MMR) and Aged Care pharmacist services.

 

The result of this process was to establish new credentials – an MMR Credential, and an Aged Care On-site Pharmacist (ACOP) Credential. All pharmacists will need to transition to these new credentials, whether you were accredited by AACP or by another provider since AACP’s closure.

 

The most significant change is to separate MMR and ACOP, both requiring specific training for pharmacists to provide these services.

 

Pharmacists who have experience in either of these practice areas are able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as credit toward their new credential/s. Some pharmacists may need to undertake some further education to meet the requirements of the new credential/s.

What do I need to do in order to continue providing HMR or RMMR services?

PSA has been in discussions with the Department for some time to ensure that transition arrangements are in place to minimise disruption to patient services and allow the existing workforce to continue providing MMR services while gaining new credentials.

 

For HMR and RMMR claiming purposes, your PSA, AACP, ACP or SHPA MRN will remain valid until 30 June 2025, or until an updated MRN has been issued with your new MMR credential, whichever occurs sooner.

What do I need to do to get into an Aged Care On-site Pharmacist (ACOP) role?

To work as an aged care on-site pharmacist, a pharmacist must gain their ACOP Credential, either from scratch or through a combination of RPL and additional learning.

 

At commencement of the measure on 1 July 2024, pharmacists with MMR credentialing will also be accepted as ACOP credentialed to 30 June 2025, to support transition to an aged care on-site pharmacist role.

 

MMR credentialed pharmacists participating in the measure are required to commit to gaining ACOP credential within 12 months.

 

Professional Plus members save up to $1000 on credentials! Your membership could literally pay for itself. Sign up or upgrade to Professional Plus today.

I want to start providing medication review services, what do I need to do?

If you have never been accredited to provide HMR or RMMR services before, you will need to enrol in the MMR Credential.

 

Once you have completed the assessments and they have been marked by PSA, you will be sent a Medication Review Number or MRN to claim for services through the PPA. At this point, you will also be able to list yourself on PSA’s Credentialed Pharmacist Directory by emailing credentialing@psa.org.au

 

Professional Plus members save up to $1000 on credentials! Your membership could literally pay for itself. Sign up or upgrade to Professional Plus today.  

Do I need to be a PSA member to gain credentials?

No, anyone can enrol in MMR or ACOP credentialing – but members save big and have access to a range of member benefits tailored to credentialed pharmacists.

 

If you’re new to consultant pharmacy and looking to gain both MMR and ACOP credentials, a Professional Plus membership will save you $1000.

 

If you’re an accredited pharmacist transitioning to MMR credential, a Professional Plus membership will give you access to FREE recognition of prior learning, saving you $599.

 

Read more about all the benefits of being a Professional Plus member here.

 

Your membership could literally pay for itself. Sign up or upgrade to Professional Plus today.

What's the cost of credentials?

Professional Plus members have access to the best pricing for all of PSA’s credentials.

 

MMR Credential
  • Full course: $1999, or $1299 for Professional Plus members (save $700!)
  • RPL course: $599, or free for Professional Plus members (save $599!)

 

ACOP Credential
  • Full course: $1299, or $799 for Professional Plus members (save $500!)
  • RPL course: $799, or $299 for Professional Plus members (save $500!)

 

MMR Credential and ACOP Credential combined Course
  • Full course: $2999, or $1999 for Professional Plus members (save $1000!)

 

Pharmacists who enrol in both credentials can also save big. Package both credentials (full courses) for $2999, or $1999 for Professional Plus members.

 

Read more about all the benefits of being a Professional Plus member here.

 

Your membership could literally pay for itself. Sign up or upgrade to Professional Plus today.

 

Where can I find a local credentialed pharmacist to provide HMR or RMMR services?

PSA’s Credentialed Pharmacist Directory is available to GPs, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and consumers.

 

It is a great resource for GPs without an existing relationship to find pharmacists in their local area providing services, and for pharmacists to share referrals if they wish.

 

If you’re a credentialed pharmacist and wish to be added to the Directory, please contact credentialing@psa.org.au

 

Visit the Credentialed Pharmacist directory

How can I add my details to the Credentialed Pharmacist Directory?

If you’re a credentialed pharmacist and wish to be added to the Directory, please contact credentialing@psa.org.au and provide your full name, email address, contact number, suburb and postcode.

 

All credentialed pharmacists, including non-members, can list their details on PSA’s Credentialed Pharmacist Directory.

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Still have questions? Please email credentialing@psa.org.au 

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