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.
To serve the professional development needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education seeks to design and implement high-quality programming that promotes meaningful interaction as a healthcare team, leading to meaningful improvement of pharmacy practice and patient care.
Aug. 9: Technician Certification Update*I (1 hour)
Sept. 13: Pharmacy Safety and Security*I (3 hours)
Oct. 3: Consultant CE* (4, 6 or 10 hours)
Nov. 7: Homecoming CE* (2 hours)
Dec. 6: State Board Update*I (3 hours)
Dec. 15: End-of-year Online CE programming
Dec. 17: End-of-year Online CE programming
July 18: Pharmacy Practice Research Certification*
July 25: APhA Diabetes Certificate*I
July 25: Sterile Products Certification*I
Sept. 19: Sterile Products Certification*I
Nov. 7: Sterile Products Certification*I
Please make sure you
completely read and understand the certificate program requirements prior to
registering and completing payment.
All certificate programs
must meet a minimum attendee requirement of 30 persons. Programs that do not
meet the 30 student minimum will be rescheduled.
This program is only open
to pharmacists who: Are licensed to practice in Alabama, OR who are preceptors for
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy OR who are alumni of the
McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
Samford University provides CPR certification and recertification, which helps you keep you APhA Immunization Certificate current. Call 205-726-2722 to schedule CPR certification for you and your staff.
Thank you for your interest in utilizing our home study CE modules to complete your licensing requirements. Please select a module you wish to complete and please also complete the post-test and program evaluation after completely reading or watching the module (for video content). If you wish to learn more about a particular topic, please let us know by suggesting that topic via the electronic form located to the right of this page. All programs offered by the Samford University Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education are accredited by ACPE and the programs below count toward non-live CE credit for pharmacists or technicians.
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:
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.