General Questions:

1. How long does the Online Opioid SAP take to complete?

The course is 3-hours long and will be followed by a short test at the end. You can either do the course in one sitting or break it up into short segments over a longer period of time. The course is accessible for you to complete at your own pace.

2. Who should take the Online Opioid SAP?

This course was designed to meet the educational needs of, a) opioid prescriber: physicians, dentists and nurse practitioners; b) learners: students, residents and fellows; and c) educators, teachers, medical colleges, and professional associations across Canada.

3. What credits do I get?

After the successful completion of the course, you will receive the following credits from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Ontario as listed below:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: CPD Accreditation for Section 3 (Specialists= 3 credits/ hour)
  • College of Family Physicians of Ontario: Main Pro + (Family Physicians= 1 credit/hour)

Eligibility, Enrollment, and Registration:

1. How do I register?

To register select the Register tab on the homepage (, and fill out the form, ensuring all the information you provided is accurate. You will receive an email acknowledgement when your registration is complete. Once you have a username and password, you will be able to use that to log in anytime and anywhere.

Participants register by making a profile on the which will allow them 24/7 access to the course remotely.

2. When do I register?

Prospective participants can register at any time on any day.

3. How much does it cost to register?

The course is free for learners; $25 for prescribers

4. I have registered. What happens next?

Once you register for an account, you will receive a confirmation email with your log-in details. Following this, you will be able to log in to your account to continue your progress through the course.

Going through the Modules:

1. How do I access the course?

Once you have registered for an account, you can access all the course materials when you log in.

2. How is the material available online?

The material for the Online Opioid SAP is delivered through the website ( Participants register by making a profile which will allow them 24/7 access to the course remotely. Once a participant is in the course site, they can access the course materials, tools, videos, links, and the discussion board.

Technical requirements:

1. What are the technical requirements to participate in this online SAP?

Participants will need access to a computer and internet connection. It is best to view the course using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers.