APhA's Training Programs are advanced training activities which range from programs with both a home study and a live component to learning activities which can be completed online with up to 16 hours continuing pharmacy education (CPE) hours of home study. Below is a list of advanced training programs accredited by APhA. You will also find directions to request a certificate of achievement to be reissued.
Has both a self-study and live component. Please click on links below for goals and objectives of course, as well as, links to register for programs hosted by APhA, and to locate organizations who host to pharmacists outside their organization.
Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services - As the learner, you will gain experience interviewing patients, identifying and prioritizing medication-related problems, developing and implementing interventions, and documenting activities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore various business models and billing strategies and discuss plans for implementation.
Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management is an advanced professional training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in cardiovascular disease risk management.
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery - certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health, and prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.
The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care is an award-winning and intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care.
Certificate Programs are generally smaller in magnitude and shorter in time and that impart knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance behaviors designed to meet specific pharmacy practice objectives. Certification is the process by which a non-governmental agency, such as a professional association, grants recognition, following assessment, to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that organization.
Practice-based CPE activities are structured and systematic post-graduate continuing education experiences for pharmacists that are generally smaller in magnitude and shorter in time than degree programs, and that impart knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance behaviors designed to meet specific pharmacy practice objectives. In comparison to other forms of continuing pharmacy education. Practice-based CPE activities are designed to instill, expand, or enhance practice competencies through the systematic acquisition of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance behaviors.
Practice-based CPE activities are to be distinguished from certification and licensure, which give recognition to an individual and have different purposes and meanings. Certification is the process by which a non-governmental agency, such as a professional association, grants recognition, following assessment, to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that organization. The formal recognition of certification is granted to an individual to designate to the public that this person is competent to practice in the designated area of certification. The successful completion of one or more Practice-based CPE activities may be among the requirements for certification or re-certification, as determined by the organization granting certification.
Board Certification: The process by which a person is tested and approved to practice in a specialty field, especially medicine, after successfully completing the requirements of a board of specialists in that field.
Need your Certificate of Achievement reissued? Print the Certificate of Achievement Reissue Request form.
The Certificate of Achievement looks like a certificate. It is not a Transcript of CPE or Statement of Credit. Although there is no expiration date, the pharmacist should maintain current continuing professional development in the area of their training.
Certificate of Achievement Guidance Document for the Immunization Training Program
Certificate of Achievement Guidance Document for the Cardiovascular, Diabetes, MTM, and Travel Health Training Programs
Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services - This advanced competency training program explores the pharmacist's role in providing travel health services to patients.
Using Evidence to Advance Your Practice - New - This online program will focus on learning the principles and approaches used in evidence-based practice to assess patients’ medication needs, formulate and document patient care plans and collaborate with other members of the health care team. Learn More
Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products - New - APhA’s new online, 4-hour training program, focused on hormonal contraceptives, will prepare you to discuss the options available to women. Learn More
APhA Advanced Preceptor Training - This 13-hour online program will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to be a successful preceptor.
Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery - In this 2-hour online program, pharmacists will be able to assess their knowledge and capabilities in providing immunization services and identify gaps in knowledge. This program provides ongoing assessment and professional development for pharmacists who have completed the APhA certificate training program, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery.
Pharmacogenomics - This 16-hour RxGenomix self-paced course was designed to help working pharmacists learn about the science of pharmacogenomics and how it may be applied in their clinical practice. This home study continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by RxGenomix.
IMPACT Care Transformation Institute - Transform your practice by implementing action centered team based care that improves health outcomes.
APhA SCDI (APhA Systematic Curriculum Design and Implementation) - APhA SCDI provides participants with the essential knowledge and skills required to systematically design, develop and implement a community-based, longitudinal structured pharmacy residency training program by applying established principles, structure and methods from educational curriculum design and educational theory.
APhA Meeting the Requirements of Residency Accreditation: PGY1 Community-based - This program is designed for participants who have a PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program that is either preparing for reaccreditation, or is in candidate status for accreditation with a resident currently in the program.
Board Certified Review and Recertification Courses
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