Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) Accreditation Training - On Demand

About the event

This training programme is designed to allow pharmacists to become accredited providers of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP). Only accredited pharmacists may sell the ECP.

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

Presented by:

Dr Christine Roke, National Medical Advisor, Family Planning New Zealand

This webinar was recorded in:

July 2019

Course Information:

Only pharmacists who are accredited by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand are able to supply the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) without prescription. College Education and Training provides the training programme which allows pharmacists to become accredited providers of the ECP.

INTERNS PLEASE NOTE: Interns can only register and undertake the ECP training course after they have been issued a full Annual Practicing Certificate (in the pharmacist scope) from the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand.

This enrolment is for the On Demand Learning only. Fee includes all material, assessment, and certificate of accreditation.

Course materials will be available online. You will be required to: Read the materials and consider the cases and scenarios. Listen to the Webinar recording. Complete the Assessment Questions, Part A (20 multiple choice questions, 3 attempts -100%) and Part B (10 scenario questions, 3 attempts - 100%). Assessments will be completed online using My Learning on the Pharmaceutical Society Website.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Explain contraceptive methods, modes of action, preparations, contraindications and side effects
  • Identify types of emergency contraception and products. Explain their mode of action, efficacy, contraindications, interactions and side effects
  • Recognise when the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) is appropriate
  • Recognise situations requiring referral to other health professionals
  • Appropriately advise and counsel patients who require the ECP
  • Explain Best Practice Guidelines for the Supply by Pharmacists of the ECP


Pharmacists must achieve an 100% pass mark in Part A and Part B in order to attain accreditation. Once accreditation has been attained a Certificate of Completion of Training will be provided.

One learning package must be purchased for each individual accreditation.

Group 1: TWO points – for listening to the webinar but not doing the assessment, or

Group 2: FOUR points – for completion and submission of assessment questions (100% pass mark required).

Competence Standards: M1.2, M2.1, O1.1, O1.2, O1.3, O1.4, O3.5.

Pre reading is not assessed. Allocate Group 1 points based on one point per hour.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Payment must be received before your course materials will be made available to you. Confirmation and access details will be forwarded to your preferred email address once your registration has been processed.

Access to this online course will expire six months after payment is received.

Registrations are subject to our terms of trade and privacy policy available at www.psnz.org.nz. By submitting this application you agree to these terms and conditions.


By enrolling in this training, you are confirming that all work undertaken within this training programme and assessment answers are your own. If there are grounds to believe that cheating or plagiarism has occurred, we will investigate and your work may be disallowed and you will be unable to complete the training.