Additional Prescribing Authorization (APA)

In 2007, the Alberta Government enacted legislation allowing a pharmacist to prescribe schedule 1 drugs.  Since 2012 the Alberta Pharmacists' Association has been helping pharmacists to achieve their Additional Prescribing Authorization designation.


Every pharmacist licensed to practice in Alberta and working in direct patient care is eligible to apply for their Additional Prescribing Authorization.


Preparing to Apply for Additional Prescribing Authorization Course


We are no longer offering live training sessions for Preparing to Apply for Additional Prescribing. In late fall 2018 an online course, “Get off Your APA” will be available.  Keep watching our website and The Capsule for release dates.