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

(Scroll down to see our upcoming APhA and sterile products certification program offerings)

Thursday March 16, 2017

FDA Pharmaceutical Training Workshop (Free Admission - open to the public - no Pharmacy CE credits awarded)

Please note: Only a few seats remain; however, additional space is available for those interested in attending via an overflow room. The overflow room will have a screen, allowing attendees to watch the presentation live, and technology will be available for you to ask questions between the two rooms.

Program Information

Program Registration - Registration Open

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Psychriatric Topics (Live Online CE)

--Registration Opening February 2017

Sunday May 7, 2017

Spanish for the Healthcare Setting (Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians)

--Registration Opening March 2017

Sunday June 11, 2017

Medication Safety for the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician (Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians)

--Registration Opening April 2017

Sunday September 17, 2017

Pharmacy Safety and Security (Updated Topics this Year -- Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians)

--Registration Opening July 2017

Sunday October 8, 2017

2017 Pharmacy Consultant Program

--Registration Opening July 2017

Sunday December 3, 2017

2017 State Board of Pharmacy Update

--Registration Opening October 2017

Tuesday December 12, 2017

End Of Year Online CE Program - Topic TBD

--Registraton Opening September 2017

Thursday December 15, 2017

End Of Year Online CE Program - Topic TBD

--Registration Opening September 2017

Recurring Programming and Certificates - (Pre-registration required)*

APhA Certificate Programs

*All APhA certificate programs are required to have a minimum enrollment size of 30 learners.  We reserve the right to reschedule APhA certificate programs that do not meet this enrollment size.

Please contact Dr. Hughes ( with any APhA certificate program questions or to express interest.   We can schedule additonal programming if interest/demand is sufficient.

Saturday April 1, 2017

APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program

Program Information

Program Registration - Registration Open

Saturday April 8, 2017

APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate Program

Program Information

Program Registration - Registration Open

Saturday July 23, 2017

APhA's The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Program

--Registration Opening April 2017

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.

Sterile Products Training: This program is an Alabama Board of Pharmacy-approved sterile products certification course for pharmacists and technicians.

No Upcoming Programs until Spring/Summer 2017

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.

Available programming for pharmacists:

Medication Adherence in an Evolving Healthcare System - 1 hour (0.1 CEU) Release date: 03/31/2016 -- Expiration date: 03/31/2019

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:  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. 

Additional Information

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for program registration fees if the request falls within 48 hours of the scheduled event. 
Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education Policy and Procedure Document (password required)
Location and Parking for Pharmacy CE events at McWhorter School of Pharmacy (College of Health Sciences campus)
Parking directions for CE events at Brock School of Business
Pharmacy CPE Joint-Providership Guidelines and Application Form
CPE Monitor
Alabama Board of Pharmacy