Course Description

Administration of Injections Workshops are usually held in the spring and fall.

This program was developed to prepare pharmacy technicians to administer injections. After training to administer immunizations and ensuring that provincial requirements have been met, technicians can perform the technical aspects of immunization administration. Those aspects related to clinical therapeutics — such as answering medical questions, counseling the patient, and ensuring the vaccine is appropriate for the patient—are all still the responsibility of the pharmacist.  

The Administration of Injections Workshop, is training and certification on the hands on administration of injections. On the day of certification, participants will be provided with necessary supplies (i.e. needles, syringes, practice injection pads, etc.) and time to practice required skills. Trained certifiers from Dal CPE’s IIATP/PTADI Team  will provide guidance and answer questions regarding any aspect of the injection/immunization process. The virtual component, PHAR-PTAD0001 Pharmacy Technician Administration of Drugs by Injection Online Program is typically completed as a prerequisite prior to registering for this in-person assessment where candidates must successfully administer an intramuscular and a subcutaneous injection to receive a certificate of completion for the workshop.

Waiver of liability
Prior to attending the workshop, please review the Waiver of Liability .  By signing this waiver you are agreeing to the condition that your professional liability insurance policy will not cover the authorized pharmaceutical service of administration of injections during the training program, but will provide coverage once you have received authorization from your regulatory body to perform injections. Once authority is granted by your regulatory body (NSCP), the insurance policy will cover this new area of practice.

A copy of the waiver will be available at the live-day portion of the program and must be signed prior to commencing the program.

Hepatitis B vaccination reminder
Administering injections creates the potential for blood and body fluid exposure. The risk of developing HIV from exposure and/or a needle stick injury is less than one per cent, but the risk of contracting hepatitis B and C can be as high as seven per cent. It is recommended that technicians planning to administer injections have their hepatitis B vaccination. 

IMPORTANT: Completion of this program DOES NOT give authorization to perform injections or immunizations in practice.  This authority will be granted to individual members in good standing by the  provincial licensing bodies (i.e. Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists). 

he Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has accredited this program 1292-2020-3060-B-Z for 7 CEUs  

For more information, please contact dalcpe@dal.ca


Please allow up to 3 business days from the time of registration for your registration to process.  You will be contacted via email with your login information as soon as you are able to access the online modules associated with your program.


PHAR-PTAD0001 Pharmacy Technician Administration of Drugs by Injection Online Program

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Pharmacy Technician Administration of Drugs by Injection - Refresher program
Online - Self-Paced
Feb 22, 2024 to Mar 31, 2025
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Registration non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

To complete this training you must register for the Administration of Injections Workshop.

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