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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COVID-19
  • Establishing CLIA Waived Lab Services in Community Pharmacy
    This session will help pharmacists understand the federal and state requirements and how to apply for a CLIA Waived laboratory in California. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for pharmacists interested in participating in CLIA waived testing to understand the regulatory and operational aspects of a pharmacy-based lab. Learn more
    CE: 0.5 hours

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  • Basics of COVID-19 & Pharmacotherapy Considerations
    This educational program will serve to provide foundational knowledge regarding the basic clinical concepts of COVID-19 as well as providing a focused discussion on important considerations for experimental pharmacotherapy. Learn more
    CE: 0.75 hours

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  • Clinical Utility of Diagnostic and Serological COVID19 Testing
    Pharmacists play an important role in responding to COVID-19 and increasing access to urgently needed testing. As pharmacists navigate COVID-19, it is important to understand what tests are available, when they are used, and how to interpret the results. This program will discuss the clinical utility of both molecular diagnostic and serological diagnostic testing for COVID-19. Topics that will be discussed include accuracy and interpretation, conferred immunity, the use of immune passports, the need for quantitative antibody tests, and the role of seroprevalence studies. Learn more
    CE: 0.5 hours

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  • COVID-19 Testing – What is an Emergency Use Authorization?
    Due to the urgent nature of the public health crisis caused by Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19), the FDA has enacted its emergency use authorization (EUA) authority to facilitate availability of in vitro diagnostic products for COVID-19. Pharmacists play an important role in responding to COVID-19 and increasing access to urgently needed testing. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services authorized pharmacists to order and administer tests for COVID-19. As pharmacists navigate COVID-19, it is important to understand the FDA regulatory process to be able to identify legible, reliable, and non-fraudulent products. Learn more
    CE: 0.5 hours

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  • Results May Vary: Understanding the Validity of COVID-19 Test Results
    The program will explain the basic statistics behind test result validity. Focus will be placed on understanding sensitivity, specificity, false positive, and false negative test results. Learn more
    CE: 0.5 hours

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PrEP and PEP
  • Providing PrEP and PEP in a Pharmacy
    Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to increase knowledge, usage, and adherence to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), particularly for underserved populations, by their accessibility in California communities. CPhA is offering an on-demand course covering everything you need to know to be certified to administer PrEP and PEP. Learn more
    CE: 1.0 hours

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WPE 2020
  • Virtual Education Bundle
    Looking to satisfy your continuing education needs before the end of 2020? CPhA is excited to offer our WPE 2020 Virtual Education Bundle, which includes 16 CE sessions representing 19.5 CPE hours of quality, relevant education for pharmacy professionals, all in one place. That is three times more CPE than you could have obtained in person at the meeting! The WPE 2020 Virtual Education Bundle includes recordings of education sessions that were scheduled to take place at WPE 2020 last April. All sessions are accredited for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Learn more
    CE: 19.5 Hours

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Pharmacy Law & Practice
  • 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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Other On-Demand Courses
  • Cannabis Use & Distribution - Legal Implications for a Pharmacist
    Join Tony J. Park, Pharm.D., J.D. in his provocative CE presentation about potential legal consequences to a pharmacist’s RPH license who chooses to personally use or distribute cannabis pursuant to California Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Preventing Pharmacy Burglaries
    Tony Ellis is the Loss Control Manager at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies.  He is a Certified Safety Professional and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Recognized as an expert in several areas of safety, Tony has provided testimony to Federal OSHA as well as Congress, and bring to this discussion decades of safety experience.  He welcomes questions, input, and examples related to pharmacy burglaries both today and after this webinar has concluded. Learn more
    CE: 1.25 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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Free for Members
  • 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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