For any pharmacist or pharmacy technician, continuing education is an important aspect of professional development. At the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, we offer a wide variety of continuing education activities to equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the information and skills to meet the needs of patient care and contemporary pharmacy practice.

Mission

The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education seeks to provide high-quality professional development activities that address the challenges of contemporary healthcare practice and enable pharmacists and technicians to serve the healthcare needs of patients and society through the profession of pharmacy.

Accreditation

ace logo Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

2024 Fall CE Schedule - Save the Date

Sterile Compounding – September 7
Consultant CE – September 29
Medication Safety for the Pharmacy Technician – October 13
Homecoming – November 2
Sterile Compounding – November 16
New Drug Update – December 8
Sterile Compounding – December 14

*More CE’s to be announced soon!

 

Sterile Product Training Offerings

The Alabama Board of Pharmacy (ALBOP) requires pharmacists who have not previously completed a certifying course to undergo eight (8) hours of initial training in sterile compounding, including didactic and hands-on training.

All pharmacists approved by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy as sterile compounding pharmacists must successfully complete two (2) continuing education hours approved by the Board, including didactic and hands-on training, each renewal cycle.

Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy Continuing Education Office offers sterile product training that meets these requirements.

These courses are also offered to pharmacy technicians wishing to increase their proficiency in sterile compounding.

Upcoming Dates: July 27.

Please carefully review the choices below and select the applicable Initial or Renewal option.

Initial Training (For Pharmacists Requiring Initial Certification as a Parenteral Pharmacist)

This program is intended for pharmacists who have not previously completed a certifying course. Registration includes both programs (Principles and Application), which are required to complete initial training.

Sterile Compounding - Home Study

This event will be delivered as asynchronous content in the Samford University Canvas Connect Learning Management System, and participants will receive six (6) hours (0.6 CEUs) of non-live, CPE credit upon successful completion. Learn more.

Sterile Compounding - In Person Application

Participants will receive 2 hours (0.2 CEUs) of live, CPE credit upon successful completion. Participants who are pursuing certification and enrolled in Principles of Aseptic Processing are automatically enrolled in this activity. Learn more.

The next Application course will take place on July 27, 2024. The home study Principles course must be completed prior to the in-person application course. Follow the links below to register:

Pharmacists Registration (for pharmacists only)

Pharmacists Technicians Registration (for pharmacist technicians only)

Renewal Training (For Pharmacists Already Registered as a Parenteral Pharmacist)

Registration for the following program will satisfy requirements for renewal training with the Board of Pharmacy for pharmacists already registered as parenteral pharmacists.

Application of Environmental Monitoring

Participants will receive 2 hours (0.2 CEUs) of live, CPE credit upon successful completion. Participants who are pursuing certification and enrolled in Principles of Aseptic Processing are automatically enrolled in this activity. Learn more.

The next course will take place on July 27, 2024. Follow the links below to register:

Pharmacist Registration (for pharmacists only)

Pharmacy Technician Registration (for pharmacy technicians only)

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.

Additional Information

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for program registration fees if the request falls within 48 hours of the scheduled event.