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)

Saturday September 16, 2017

Certification in Sterile Products - Approved for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

This activity is approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy
Program Information
This program is full.  Please register for the November 10 program.

Sunday October 8, 2017

2017 Pharmacy Consultant Program

Program Information

Registration - Registration Open

Sunday October 29, 2017

Medication Safety for the Pharmacy Technician2017

Program Information

Registration - Registration Open

Friday November 10, 2017

Certification in Sterile Products - Approved for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

This activity is approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy
Program Information
Registration - Registration Open

Saturday November 11, 2017

2017 Homecoming Program

--Registration Opening September 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

--Registration Opening October 2017

Thursday December 15, 2017

End Of Year Online CE Program - Topic TBD

--Registration Opening October 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 additional programming if interest/demand is sufficient.

No APhA Certificate Training Programs Are Currently Scheduled (last updated August 10, 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:

Please vist our website soon for new home study programming.

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