In response to the ongoing pandemic, Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy will offer its continuing education events online this fall. Know that we value the fellowship and in-person interaction of our CE events, and we hope to gather together again in 2021.
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.
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.
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This program is approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy to provide initial and renewal consultant pharmacist certification. There are 6 and 10 hour options.
The purpose of this activity is to review general medication safety concepts and then provide pharmacy technicians with tools and resources to identify potentially dangerous situations, alert other pharmacy personnel, and develop and implement solutions to optimize medication outcomes.
Details are forthcoming related to the program's topic and speaker.
The purpose of this knowledge-based activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on some of the new drugs of 2020. This continuing education program is approved for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Free COVID-19 CE
This fall, McWhorter School of Pharmacy is also offering free continuing education courses through Canvas, replete with information about the COVID-19 pandemic. These educational opportunities are intended to provide concise and focused information relating to COVID-19 that is of interest to pharmacists. While these courses are free, you are required to login using an active email address.
Currently, the courses being offered include:
- Considerations for Vaccine Development with Howard Hendrickson
- Testing Methods for COVID-19 with John Arnold
Samford University provides CPR certification and recertification, which helps you keep your APhA Immunization Certificate current. Call 205-726-2722 to schedule CPR certification for you and your staff.
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.
- 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.
- Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education Policy and Procedure Document (password required)
- Location and Parking for Pharmacy CE events at Samford's College of Health Sciences facilities
- Parking directions for CE events at Samford's Brock School of Business
- Pharmacy CPE Joint-Providership Guidelines and Application Form
- CPE Monitor
- Alabama Board of Pharmacy