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.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and scope of the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act (CLIA)
  • Discuss the process for applying for a CLIA license and relevant law
  • List important operational aspects of running a CLIA waived lab


  • Jeff Goad, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, FCPhA, FCSHP, Professor and Chair of Department of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 0.5 hours (0.05 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN: 0113-0000-20-106-H04-P; 0113-0000-20-106-H04-T

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 5/11/2020
Expiration Date: 5/11/2023

Registration Fees**
CPhA Member $25
Non-Member $40

What to Expect After Registration

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the webinar.

***No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. It’s recommend that each registrant review the course content prior to submitting payment to ensure the content meets individual educational needs. User has 30 days to complete the on-demand program from registration. If you have questions regarding course content or cancellation policy, please contact CPhA at (916) 779-4518.

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