On-Demand Courses

California pharmacists must complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) courses every two years to renew their license. On-demand courses provide participants with the ability to complete a training through a self-paced, self-guided online environment while earning the mandatory continuing education hours.

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  • Pharmacy Law & Practice Conference
    Recordings for CPhA’s Pharmacy Law & Practice Conference. Dynamic presentations that focus on current and emerging trends around pharmacy law and practice. Target audience includes; pharmacy staff, consultants, managers, directors, and executives from all practice settings. Learn more
    CE: 6 hours

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  • 2018 Pharm Laws Update
    Join the California Board of Pharmacy Executive Officer and CPhA’s General Counsel to discuss latest changes in California laws pertaining to the practice of pharmacy and their real-world effects. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Are You in a Professional Rut?
    According to a 2014 Global Workforce Study, only 4 in 10 employees are highly engaged in their work. Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace since early 2008. If you are in a professional rut, you are not alone.  At this seminar, we will discuss the challenges you may face in the real world with your career as well as provide tools to use if you are in a professional rut.  Small group activities will help facilitate discussions about your next steps given where you fall on the career spectrum. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Tips to Ensure Successful Comprehensive Medication Reviews
    Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) are required to offer comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs) for eligible patients as a part of a medication therapy management service (MTMS). Since the CMR completion rates became a STAR measure in 2014, there has been an increased focus by health plans on these services. Pharmacists play a crucial role in assisting a health plan to meet its target for CMR completions. However, many eligible patients are unaware of this service and are resistant to participating in an MTM service. This program will review key strategies for overcoming barriers related to identifying and recruiting patients, as well as addressing frequently asked questions by patients. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Creating Collaborative Practice Agreements
    Pharmacists can improve patients’ health when they are part of the patient’s health care team. One way to meet this goal is with a collaborative practice agreement (CPA) between pharmacists and other health care providers. This session will discuss the key elements of a CPA and how to implement one in practice, and is relevant for pharmacists planning to practice with an Advanced Practice Pharmacist license. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Developments in Self-Care and New Over-the-Counter Products
    Each year, new products are introduced to the market as over-the-counter agents for the management of a variety of common ailments. With the significant number of products available, patients and health care providers alike can become overwhelmed. Pharmacists provide a unique expertise in this area and aid others in identifying products best suited to meet their needs. This program aims to provide important updates on recent developments related to the introduction of new products to market as well as addressing new clinical recommendations and warnings associated with over-the-counter product use. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Are You Ready to Be Your Own Boss?
    Most people dream about being their ‘own boss’ and owning their own successful business. Entrepreneurs suffer mental and physical ailments, however, at rates that far exceed the general public. Entrepreneurial success can be better ensured if one understands these hardships as well as how to overcome them. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Pharmacist’s Rights and Responsibilities
    This course provides a practical guide for pharmacists on how to respond to a regulatory enforcement action, outline of rights and responsibilities of pharmacists facing enforcement action, and discussion of procedural aspects of various enforcement actions. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Immunization Update 2018
    An up-to-date knowledge of CDC immunization recommendations is essential for pharmacists furnishing vaccines independently in California. This program will focus on key changes to the CDC immunization schedules and the clinical recommendations on which they are based. Patient cases will be used to highlight updates to influenza, zoster, and other routine vaccines for use in adult and pediatric populations. Additionally, California Immunization Registry (CAIR) reporting and compliance with SB 493-related regulations will be discussed. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Integration of Specialty Pharmacy into an Academic Medical Center
    A multi-part presentation highlighting the roles and benefits of clinical pharmacists in the dual role of specialty pharmacy and integrated into autoimmune ambulatory care clinics. After a brief introduction to specialty pharmacy, we will review the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists in the specialty pharmacy as well as the clinic settings. A detailed discussion of the pharmacist workflow implementation in both settings will follow. The benefits and advantages of specialty pharmacist involvement in these settings will then be discussed, followed by a brief Q&A. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Implement a Successful Pharmacy-Based Travel Clinic
    The pharmacist is in a unique position to help patients traveling abroad fully prepare by providing health risk information and recommending appropriate immunizations, medications, and over the counter products. The regulations regarding travel health services within a pharmacy are well established, it is now time to start the implementation and operation of a pharmacy-based travel clinic.  Pharmacists seeking to implement travel health services need to seek out appropriate resources for training, workflow and logistical considerations, and travel health-specific resources to optimally provide this service. This program will assist pharmacists in expanding their knowledge and skills related to implementing and providing services to patients traveling internationally. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Licensure Legal Defense
    How can the government attack your license to practice pharmacy?  What can you do about it?  Should you be prepared somehow?  Join Tony J. Park, PharmD, JD and Ivan Petrzelka, PharmD, JD on this enlightening and revealing discussion session regarding licensure enforcement action by government agencies. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • New Compounding Ideas and Marketing Innovations
    If your pharmacy is focusing on compounding for cash opportunities, come ready to learn from and share with each other new information and new formulas for success.  This presentation will cover so many formulas, you will not be able to stop taking notes! You will learn about many dermatology compounds from warts to psoriasis to acne, as well as dental, mucosal, and rectal compounds.  Want more?  How about women’s health and vet?  You will also learn about customizable marketing materials designed to help your pharmacy diversify. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • New Drug Approvals – 2017 & 2018
    Pharmacists must remain up-to-date on all new drug approvals and withdrawals each year. Many unique and important medications were approved in 2017 and more are expected in 2018. This module will describe newly approved agents in several therapeutic categories. Focus will be given to the most common drugs that pharmacists are likely to encounter in practice. The indications, dosing guidelines, adverse effects, and safety information will be discussed. Changes to existing drug formulations, indications, and labeling, as well as laws and regulations affecting patient care and pharmacy practice, will also be presented. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Novel Community Pharmacy Service: Tamiflu Clinic
    A “Tamiflu Clinic” is a unique and innovative service that can be offered in the community pharmacy. This pharmacist-run clinic increases patient access to care, decreases urgent care or emergency room visits, and alleviates the burden of flu in the community. Initiation of this service will increase accessibly to Tamiflu® (oseltamivir) and thus minimize duration of flu and costs associated with it. Furthermore, it will allow pharmacists to integrate themselves into collaborative practice through an interprofessional patient-centered team approach.  It will also increase pharmacists’ presence and impact in the healthcare arena. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Paying for Pills or Paying for Outcomes
    This course will explore recent trends in value based payment arrangements for biopharmaceuticals and the overarching trend in pay for value models in US health care. Participants will learn more about the laws and regulations inhibiting the use of VBAs in Medicare and Medicaid and how new reimbursement structures may incorporate pharmacists in patient care. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Pharmacists and Opioids
    This is an interactive, case-based workshop geared toward pharmacists practicing in an outpatient setting. A background on the opioid epidemic and the role of the pharmacist in reducing risk in opioid prescribing will be presented. Attendees will participate in role play activities involving a variety of difficult conversations with patients and prescribers regarding opioid use. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Pharmacogenomics: The Time is Now!
    We are at a pivotal moment in pharmacy practice where specific gene variations have been associated with differences in drug response, an individual’s propensity for developing certain drug side effects, and variation in the rate and extent of drug metabolism.  The intent of this presentation is to prepare pharmacists for our eventual role of translating gene-drug associations into clinical practice. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Residencies Getting Bigger for All New Pharmacists
    This course will provide a concise overview of the development of new pharmacy residency programs.  It will incorporate details of the national accreditation standards, including the community pharmacy residency standard. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Saving Lives The Pharmacists Role in HIV Care
    The HIV Pharmacist plays a critical role in HIV Continuum of Care and Improvements in patient adherence & QOL resulting in decreased healthcare costs. In Advanced practice settings, the pharmacist provides MTM services in collaboration with the healthcare team to coordinate improved adherence, minimize adverse reactions and drug interactions to therapy. Under collaborative care agreements, the pharmacist is able to review labs, recommend additional labs and changes to drug therapy. Pharmacist plays an important role in HIV prevention and PrEP programs. The pharmacist interventions show improved outcomes and care for the patient and keep them engaged in care. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Spanish in the Pharmacy
    This course is a hands-on, interactive presentation designed to help improve your confidence and skills using Spanish in the pharmacy. A review of medical and pharmacy Spanish focusing on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and patient care. Designed for those who have had some formal instruction in the Spanish language but not required for participation. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • The Impact of Federal Healthcare Reform on Patient Care
    After the election in 2016, the momentum has shifted to Republicans within each branch of government at the federal level.  This has led to a shift towards repeal and replacement of the ACA.  Such a shift is likely to result in significant changes to the California Medicaid program and has also impacted the direction of health systems throughout California.  This program will focus on providing a legislative update and describe the impact it will have California pharmacists, health systems, and patients. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Triple Antithrombotic Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndromes
    This course will review the current efficacy and safety data related to combining DOAC’s with single or dual antiplatelet drug therapy. Pharmacists frequently encounter this scenario when advising patients and other clinicians about the safety of combining antithrombotic drug therapy. Given the increase in use of these agents for a growing number of indications, pharmacists must be up to date on the recent developments. Insight from this seminar will help pharmacists make evidence-based decisions when advising on appropriate and safe antithrombotic drug therapy. Lastly, strategies to manage bleeding associated with DOACs, including advances in the development of reversal agents will be reviewed. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Treatment Strategies to Maximize the Value of Diabetes Medications
    Diabetes medications are in the list of top 10 prescribed medications in the United States. Many of these agents, which include insulins, are very costly. What steps can we take to reduce our overall costs but maintain effective treatment for our patients with diabetes? This round table style lecture will allow pharmacists from different institutions to discuss their current treatment strategies for managing diabetes as well as learn some clinical pearls from the facilitating pharmacists who work with the underserved population. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Changing Landscape of Smoking Cessation
    Changes in legislation in California have increased pharmacists’ authority for prescribing nicotine replacement therapy and have created a clear path to reimbursement for smoking cessation services. Meanwhile, the prevalence of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as vape pens and e-cigarettes have continued to rise and have changed what it means to be a “smoker”. This interactive session will provide guidance on the development and implementation of pharmacist-led smoking cessation programs. The evidence for the safety and efficacy of ENDS for smoking cessation will be presented and discussed. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 hours

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  • Collaborative Practice Agreements
    This course will review the definition and key elements of a CPA. It will also review different approaches to building relationships with other healthcare providers that can lead to establishing a CPA.  It will also provide resources such as a template CPA that can easily be adapted to any practice. Learn more
    CE: 1.5 hours

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  • Community Pharmacy Accreditation Process
    This webinar series provides pharmacies with information they need to more successfully undertake the accreditation process. With the potential for increased revenue upon achieving accreditation, coupled with an increase in third parties requesting or requiring accreditation, understanding the steps and effort involved is recommended before making the time and financial investment in obtaining accreditation. Learn more
    CE: 3.25 hours

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  • Drugs for Termination of Life: End of Life Option Act
    This on-demand course will review the background of California’s Death with Dignity law which went into effect June 9, 2016. The session will go over the historical and political background of this law as well as the legal and practical implications for pharmacists.
    CE: 1.5 hours

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  • Smoking Cessation Training Program for Pharmacists
    This innovative online course was designed to meet the two hour training requirement pharmacists need in order to begin furnishing Nicotine Replacement Therapy. The program will teach pharmacists the skills necessary to furnish NRT by protocol pursuant to Section 1746.2 California Code of Regulations. It will also review FDA-approved first-line smoking cessation medications as well as what to look for when identifying patients in need of therapy and how to counsel interventions by promoting existing resources. Learn more
    CE: 2 hours

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  • Hydrocodone-Combination Products Rescheduled from C-III to C-II
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced that all Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs) will be rescheduled from C-III to C-II effective October 6, 2014. This change will impact how HCPs are prescribed and dispensed in California because the requirements for prescribing and refilling C-II drugs are more restrictive than for C-III medications. This “up scheduling” is a major change for California, where according to CURES, over 1 billion dosage units of HCPs were dispensed last fiscal year in California. Learn more
    CE: 1 hour

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  • Identifying and Responding to Opioid Abuse in the Community Pharmacy
    This webinar is intended to broaden the existing skills of community pharmacists in recognizing and responding to opioid abuse. The webinar will include background on the growing opioid epidemic in the United States and efforts to reduce mortality related to any opioid use. This includes dosing recommendations, tools to identify opioid abuse, increased access to substance abuse services and take-home naloxone. Important information for community pharmacists will include opioid safety counseling for all opioid prescriptions, responding to newly identified opioid abuse, language to maintain patient engagement and counseling patients on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose with take-home naloxone. Learn more
    CE: 1 hour

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  • Medication for Addiction Treatment
    This one-hour course provides an overview of medications for addiction treatment and discusses the barriers and facilitators to the use of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) in healthcare. This course includes a review of the indications, mechanisms of action, and regulatory considerations associated with medications for addiction treatment. It will also include a special focus on the role of pharmacists in clinical programs that deliver medications for addiction treatment to patients with substance use disorders. Learn more
    CE: 1 hour

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  • Naloxone: Fundamentals for Pharmacists Dispensing to Caregivers and Patients at Risk for Opiate and Opioid Toxicity
    Over the past several decades there has been an emerging and persistent epidemic of opiate and opioid overdoses and deaths. Naloxone prescription programs have been implemented in the US based on the premise that naloxone be provided to individuals who may be in the best position to respond rapidly to an opiate or opioid overdosed patient. In 2014, legislation was passed to allow pharmacists to furnish naloxone in accordance with a state-board approved protocol. This program is designed to provide the required training of pharmacists to participate in the protocol. Learn more
    CE: 2 hours

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  • Part II: Non-Prescription Syringe Access in California Pharmacies: Making It Real
    Pharmacists play an important role in disease prevention.  By understanding new California legislation regarding the sale of non-prescription syringes, pharmacists will be able to implement this strategy in their communities to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV hepatitis viruses.  This session will allow for an interactive discussion with legislative experts from the Office of AIDS, California Department of Public Health, HIV clinical pharmacists from UCSF School of Pharmacy and discuss research regarding the successes and challenges community pharmacists have had in implementing the sale of non-prescription syringes. Learn more
    CE: 1 hour

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  • Pharmacists Role in CA Death with Dignity Law
    This on-demand course will review the background of California’s Death with Dignity law which will take effect on June 9, 2016.  Join Dr. Park as he reviews the historical and political background of this law as well as the legal and practical implications for pharmacists. Learn more
    CE: 1 hour

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  • Setting Up Your Practice for Furnishing Hormonal Contraceptives in California
    This course was developed to meet the CE requirements for the statewide protocol established by the California State Board of Pharmacy. The regulations include a statewide protocol authorizing pharmacists to directly furnish prescription hormonal contraceptives to women in California which became effective April 8, 2016. The program will review the specific requirements that pharmacists must follow in order to furnish prescription birth control included in CPhA’s sponsored legislation, SB 493. Learn more
    CE: 2 hours

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  • Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Process
    This webinar series provides pharmacies with information they need to more successfully undertake the accreditation process.  With the potential for increased revenue upon achieving accreditation, coupled with an increase in third parties requesting or requiring accreditation, understanding the steps and effort involved is recommended before making the time and financial investment in obtaining accreditation. Learn more
    CE: 3.25 hours

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  • The Changing Landscape of Emergency Contraception
    Join Kathleen Hill-Besinque for “The Changing Landscape of Emergency Contraception” on-demand webinar as she provide information regarding what is needed to know prior to dispensing emergency contraception under state protocol (B&P 4052.3).  This webinar will go through the different branding of emergency contraception and the effectiveness. Learn more
    CE: 1 hour

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  • SB 493 – Pharmacist Expanded Scope of Practice
    Join Jeff Goad, Pharm.D., MPH as he discusses Senate Bill 493 (signed into law in 2013) that expands access to pharmacist services by allowing pharmacists to both practice more independently as well as enhancing their collaboration with other health care providers. The new law establishes that pharmacists are healthcare providers, gives expanded scope of practice in disease prevention and creates the separately licensed category of the Advanced Practice Pharmacist. Every California pharmacist needs to know what they can do now and what will roll out later. This is a must attend program if you practice pharmacy in California! Learn more
    CE: 1 hour

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  • Stumped with Your Student Loans? What You Need to Know About Advanced Refinancing
    This Presentation Will Provide A review of government repayment programs. Introduction to SoFi and CPhA’s joint program, the application process and advanced debt reduction techniques applicable to pharmacists. An update regarding the upcoming changes to the government’s PAYE plan in 2016 will be provided. Learn more
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