• Continuing Pharmacy Education

    Pharmacy education never stops

    For any pharmacist, continuing education is an important aspect of career development. At the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, we offer a wide variety of continuing education courses to keep pharmacists on the cutting edge of the science.

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    Contact

    Joan Jackson, Director of CPE
    205-726-2722
     
    Peter J. Hughes, Pharm.D., BCPS
    CPE Administrator
    205-726-2519

    Web Links

    Upcoming CE Sessions+

     

    September 28: Joint Pharmacist and Technician CE: Medication Safety  Register Online

    October 12: Consultant Pharmacist CE

    November 1: Homecoming CE   Register Online

    December (date TBA): New Drug Update CE

    Certification in Sterile Product Compounding CE:

    Tentative dates:

    • November 1, 2014

    These dates are tentative until an enrollment of 12 in each class is confirmed. Confirmation is based on first 12 pharmacists who enroll and pay for a given date. After the classes have filled, a waiting list of interested pharmacists will be maintained. These classes are for pharmacists who have an interest/need for the certification and not for those seeking general continuing education credit. Please call (205) 726-2722 for more information/details or to register.

    Upcoming CE session dates and times are subject to change.

    CPE Monitor Process+

    The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) have together developed new software which will track all attendance or completion of ACPE approved CE courses.  The first step for the pharmacist or technician is to create a CE account and acquire a new ACPE ID number. To do this, follow these steps: 

    • You must have an email address.  If you do not have one, there are a number of free email services online. 
    • Go to: www.nabp.net/programs.  The page will open to CPE Monitor Service. 
    • After a few paragraphs about CPE monitor service, there is a link that reads, Set up your NABP e-Profile to obtain your ID.  Click on this link.
    • The next page allows you to log in if you are a member already, or you may select New User Registration. Selecting this will take you to a page that asks for a number of information items. 
    • Complete the information and at the bottom and enter the password of your choice.
    • The next page will ask you for your state and license number. You have the option to Add Another for additional states.
    • The last page allows you to review your states and licenses or your personal information and password.
    • Logout
    • You will receive an email with your new CPE Monitor ID#.  Save this! You will need it for every CE activity. 

    In obtaining your ID number, you also set up a CE account.  You may go online at any time and see the CE programs and hours that you have completed. 

    In the future, any ACPE CE activity you complete/attend will require your CPE Monitor ID#.  You will also have to give the month and day of your birth date, MM/DD, not the year.  The people presenting the activity will record your number in the ACPE database, and your account will be updated showing your new CE hours. You will no longer receive paper CE hour statements. 

    At the conclusion of each year, ACPE/NABP will send to the state board of pharmacy a report of all CE hours acquired by all pharmacists and all technicians in the state.  You will no longer have to keep up with CE hour statements; nor can you be short on CE hours and hope you won't be audited by the board of pharmacy.