Accreditation and endorsement

Gaining RPS Accreditation demonstrates to healthcare associates, RPS members and the public that your professional development and educational materials are of the highest quality. Our mark of accreditation associates you with the RPS and the professional development of pharmacists and other health and social care professionals.

You'll also:

  • support the professional development needs of our members and other healthcare professionals in advancing their knowledge, skills and experience including their CPD
  • support those on their Foundation and Faculty journeys and as part of their wider professional development
  • demonstrate your commitment to the delivery of high quality professional development to RPS members and health care associates
  • contribute to raising standards in pharmacy, medicines management and patient care

In addition, we'll promote your educational resources as we signpost all our accredited training and providers on our website.

Types of accreditation

Depending on the target audience and the scope of the training provided, we offer three types of accreditation

RPS Accreditation

For resources and training providers that support the professional development of pharmacists, the pharmacy team and/or the wider healthcare profession

Faculty Accreditation

Reserved for resources and training providers that support pharmacists working towards Faculty membership or building their Faculty portfolio. These resources must align to the Advanced Pharmacy Framework (APF)

Foundation Accreditation

For resources, training providers and Foundation Schools that support pharmacists, in particular the development of those in their first 1000 days of practice, returning to work after a career break or changing their scope of practice. These resources must align to the Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF).

What we accredit

Training and development materials and events

Currently we offer accreditation of training and development materials and events that fall into the following categories:

  • Training Programmes - e.g. training with a face to face component, distant learning courses, e-learning programmes e.g. online educational training courses/modules
  • Published materials and editorial content - e.g. journal articles, educational and training workshops
  • Training Events - e.g. conferences, congresses, seminars, workshops, face to face training events

Training providers

Organisations that may be eligible for accreditation as a training provider include those that facilitate and support the professional development of pharmacists and the wider healthcare team through the provision and delivery of their education and development programmes.

The list below provides examples of the types of organisations that could apply to become accredited training providers:

  • Pharmacy education and training providers
  • Postgraduate centres
  • Pharmacy employers
  • NHS employers
  • Education providers
  • Charity/voluntary organisations

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RPS Endorsement

We also provide support and recognition for important pieces of work from other healthcare organisations through our endorsement service. 

By endorsing resources and initiatives we clearly demonstrate our profession's key role in patient care.