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  • Continuing Education

    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.

    Upcoming Live CE Sessions+

    Live Programming (Online and Face-to-Face Options Available)

    April 7: Healthcare Policy & Law Updates

            Program Description

            Register for Live Face to Face Program

            Register for Live Online Live-Stream Program

    May 3: Hypertension and Cholesterol Updates* (2 hours)

    June 14: Toxicology Pearls for Pharmacists* (2 hours)

    Aug. 9: Technician Certification Update*I (1 hour)

    Aug. 18: Immunization Update* (2 hours)

    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

    Recurring Programming and Certificates (Pre-registration required)

    July 25: APhA Diabetes Certificate (See Details Below)

                  Sterile Products Certification*I

    Sept. 9:  Sterile Products Certification*I

    Nov. 7:  Sterile Products Certification*I

      *pharmacist     Itechnician   

     APhA: The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

    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. 


    Free online home study CE for non-live CE credit+

    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.

    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. 

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