PACT Training

Welcome to PACT Training!

Below are descriptions of the course modules with links to the online training. Pharmacists and pharmacy students in Saskatchewan can take PACT online training for free.PACT 1 and 2 Training are the basis of the PACT program. These modules are intended to train pharmacists on tobacco cessation. PACT has additional specialty training modules that supplement the primary training. CEUs for the PACT 1 & 2 modules are 4.25 CEUs.

Other healthcare professionals can take PACT training for a $100 fee through the USask Continuing Pharmacy Education (USask CPE), which hosts PACT online training. Currently, PACT Training is only available in this online format. Pharmacists and pharmacy students can email to receive the sponsorship code for the training. Please note the sponsorship code is only available to current Saskatchewan pharmacists and pharmacy students.  



PACT 1 is comprised of four modules:

  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Tobacco Use Trends
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Implementation of Services in Your Practice Site

PACT 1 is available here.


PACT 2 is focused on motivational interviewing. What is motivational interviewing? Motivational interviewing is a “counseling method that helps people resolved ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behaviour” (Psychology Today, 2019). PACT 2 contains:

  • Motivational Interviewing module
  • Motivational Interviewing video

PACT 2 is available here.


The Oncology Module, updated in partnership with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA)  is for any health provider who is working with oncology patients. The new module is now available on the CPDPP website.


Indigenous Tobacco Cessation Module

This specialty module, built in partnership with the SCA, focuses on tobacco cessation with Indigenous populations in Saskatchewan. The module includes:

  • Overview of Indigenous Peoples in Saskatchewan and Canada
  • Social determinants of health and tobacco smoking rates in Indigenous communities
  • The difference between commercial and traditional tobacco in Indigenous culture
  • Culturally appropriate cessation methods
  • Traditional ways of quitting

The Indigenous Tobacco Cessation Module is a foundational module which provides a high-level introduction for any health provider who is working with Indigenous populations. The module was created by an expert who works within tobacco cessation and Indigenous culture. We recognize that the Pan-Indigenous approach does not reflect the cultural differences between First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Culture in Canada. We encourage all providers to continue learning about these cultures by reaching out to their communities and building local relationships within their communities to further explore the local cultural practices. The new module is now available on the USask CPE website.