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QUIT (Quit Using and Inhaling Tobacco) Smoking Cessation Program
(5 CEUs)

Across Canada, provinces are enhancing pharmacists’ scopes of practice to include prescribing smoking cessation medications, offering reimbursement for professional services and even providing free smoking cessation products to patients. The time has never been better to ramp up your knowledge and skills in the area of smoking cessation.

Program Outline and Objectives:

CPhA's QUIT continuing program will enhance your skills, confidence and ability to provide smoking cessation services.

Modules include:

  • Module 1: Starting Intervention
  • Module 2: Addiction
  • Module 3: Pharmacotherapy
  • Module 4: Counselling Patients
  • Module 5: Creating a smoking cessation program in your pharmacy

Accreditation and Completion Requirements

This course has been accredited  as a continuing education certificate program for 5.0 CEUs under file #8002-2016-1877-I-P by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), a CCCEP-approved accredited provider. To earn the continuing education certificate for the course, participants must complete all module requirements including all reflective and self-assessments activities in addition to earning 70% or greater on the post-test. You will have up to 3 attempts to pass the post-test. Complete details on these items are provided within the program.

Participants who achieve the certificate of completion may state that they hold a Continuing Education Certificate in Providing QUIT Smoking Cessation Services. The program certificate does not provide participants with professional certification credentials.


This self-directed online course is available for registration up until its accreditation expiry date of October 1, 2017. Annual accreditation renewal is expected. We recommend you complete the course within 90 days of registration.
A 6.0 CEU live workshop is also available on demand.

System Requirements

This is a computer-based online course and operates on the UW LEARN platform. You will need:

  • A desktop or laptop/notebook computer; the course is not optimized for tablets or smartphones
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Recommended Internet browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, Safari
  • Soundcard and speakers or headphones
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash

For more information run a test of your computer system.

All English-language QUIT practice tools developed for the QUIT CE program, including the Ontario Workflow and Documentation Tool, are also available to CPhA affiliates/associates. En raison de la réduction de la demande, le programme de formation continue CESSER de l'APhC ne sera plus offert en français. Les outils pratiques et les ressources du programme CESSER en français continueront d'être offerts aux membres de l'APhC.