Office of Lifelong Professional Development

We are requesting that pharmacists complete our Online Continuing Education Survey to allow us to improve our programming for you. It should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. If you would prefer to complete a hard-copy survey rather than on-line, please telephone our office at 502-413-8956 and we will be glad to either mail or fax you a survey.

If you need information about obtaining your required NABP e-Profile Identification number to validate your continuing education credits, log into the portal in the Pharmacists section of the NABP Web site at NABP – Pharmacists. You will then need to find the “CPE Monitor” on the page. This is where you can obtain your number. Technicians can obtain their ID by using the portal in the Pharmacy Technicians section of the NABP Web site at NABP – Technicians. This number, as well as your month and day of birth, is now required to process all statements of continuing education credit from all CE providers.

Mission

The Mission of Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Office of Lifelong Professional Development is to provide evidence-based educational activities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other health professional who will, as a result of these educational activities, continually develop their professional skills and knowledge to provide better patient-centered care and improve the health of our society.

Vision

The Vision of the Office of Lifelong Professional Development is to maintain an office that is committed to the principles of:

  • Continuing professional development and collaborative lifelong learning for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other health professionals, and
  • Assisting pharmacists and technicians to assess, and continually improve their professional competency.
Goals

The Goals of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy are:

  • To provide evidence-based continuing pharmacy education activities that will help pharmacists and technicians develop and maintain proficiency in the following areas:
    • delivering patient-centered care,
    • working as a part of interprofessional teams,
    • practicing evidence-based medicine
    • focusing on quality improvement
    • using information technology, and
    • developing and maintaining safe and effective medication use processes.
  • To develop pharmacy education activities for pharmacists that are in keeping with the pharmacist competencies outlined in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) educational outcomes of 2013.
  • To provide continuing pharmacy education activities that will increase pharmacist and technician ability to provide both patient-centered and population-based care.
  • Provide continuing pharmacy education activities that utilize active-learning principles and incorporate innovative learning methods and technology.
Accreditation

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education opportunities for all pharmacists and technicians.

FAQ

How many hours of CE do I need to maintain my license?

Kentucky pharmacists are required to complete 15 hours of general pharmacy continuing education completed and certified by December 31, at their primary place of practice available for review by the pharmacy and drug inspectors. Pharmacists shall keep valid records, receipts, and certifications of continuing pharmacy education programs completed for three (3) years and submit the certification to the board on request. All courses and/or providers shall be American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) approved. Click here for text regarding continuing education for Kentucky pharmacists. See also 201 KAR 2:015

How do I know if a CE program is ACPE-accredited?

To determine if a program is accredited by ACPE, look for the ACPE logo and program number on information brochures regarding the program. If the program number is followed by a “P”, it is accredited for pharmacists. If the program number is followed by a “T”, it is accredited for technicians. Pharmacists can attend technician programs, but credits from technician programs cannot be used for re-licensure.

What is CPE Monitor?

CPE Monitor is an online repository for continuing pharmacy education for pharmacists and technicians managed by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. For CE credit to be posted to CPE Monitor, CE participants must provide their NABP e-Profile ID number and month and day (MMDD) of their birthday to the CE provider. The provider will post the credit to CPE Monitor, where pharmacists and technicians can view and print their CE credit. The state boards of pharmacy will also be able to access the CE records for auditing purposes.

Once CE credits are obtained, how are the credits recorded and reported?

As of January 1, 2013 CE providers are required to post all credit for ACPE-accredited educational activities to CPE Monitor rather than providing paper or electronic CE statements of credit. State boards of pharmacy will be able to access records on CPE Monitor. For CE obtained before January 1, 2013 that was not posted to CPE Monitor, CE participants will have to keep the paper or electronic CE statements of credit in case of audit by a state board. Credits are reported within 60 days of the live programs or date that the learner completed home study requirements.

If I have moved from Kentucky, are my CE credits valid in other states?

Each state has different requirements. Check with the board of pharmacy in the state in which you are licensed.

How soon after graduation do I need to obtain CE credits?

According to the requirements of the Kentucky State Board of Pharmacy, if a student becomes licensed within 1 year of completing his or her pharmacy education, he or she will not be required to have CE for the first licensing period. For example, if you are a 2013 graduate, you will be responsible for collecting CE credits after February 28, 2014.

Are CE credits waived during a residency?

If as a resident pharmacist you are maintaining your license, then you must fulfill the CE requirements. If you have a license from a state other than Kentucky, the rules of that state will apply. So, check with your state’s board of pharmacy.

How to get started on obtaining your CE credits?

Check out the courses that are currently available through Sullivan College of Pharmacy’s Office of Lifelong Professional Development, then follow the registration instructions.

Accreditation

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education opportunities for all pharmacists and technicians.

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