Welcome to the Online Opioid Self-Assessment Program!

This self-assessment module, accredited by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, will enable participants to improve their opioid prescribing practices by engaging with the most current and updated 2017 Canadian Opioid Guideline and literature. The Online Opioid Self-Assessment Program (SAP) consists of a knowledge assessment where participants receive feedback about their knowledge base and gaps using case-based interactive knowledge questions. The feedback allows participants to identify specific areas for improvement and build appropriate learning plans as they are given a list of pertinent courses, workshops and reading materials to address their knowledge gaps.

This course was designed to meet the educational needs of:

  1. opioid prescribers: physicians, dentists and nurse practitioners;
  2. learners: students, residents and fellows; and
  3. educators, teachers, medical colleges, and professional associations across Canada.


  • Easily accessible, highly interactive and uses assessment as a technique for knowledge exchange and guideline implementation.
  • 3 hours of engaging course material using case-based interactive knowledge questions
  • Funding obtained from Health Canada until March 2021 allows participants to access our Opioid SAP free of cost to all Canadians
  • Accreditation: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada : 3 Credits/Hour (9 Credits Total)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada: 1 Credit/Hour (3 Credits Total)

Assessment Areas:

  • Optimization of Non-Opioid Treatments
  • Titration of Opioids & Selection of Appropriate Dose
  • Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose
  • Switching/Rotating Opioids, Decreasing/Tapering Dose of Opioids Safely
  • General Knowledge about Chronic Pain and Opioid Crisis.