Providing PrEP and PEP in a Pharmacy

Prepping for PrEP and PEPPharmacists 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. Plus, you receive additional resources to help implement this service in your pharmacy practice.

A major advantage to having pharmacists involved in initiating PrEP and PEP is that pharmacies are easily accessible and are located in almost all communities across California. Community pharmacists are the face of neighborhood healthcare and provide access to important health services for millions of Californians. Most importantly, providing pharmacists with the authority to initiate and furnish PrEP and PEP allows the patient to go directly to the source of where they can receive life-saving medication: their pharmacist.



To meet the Board of Pharmacy regulatory requirements the learning objectives for the 1.5 hour required training:

  • Summarize PrEP and PEP pharmacology and CDC recommended guidelines for use
  • Recall financial assistance programs for patients receiving PrEP or PEP
  • Identify patient referrals for PrEP, PEP, and if needed, for STIs and HIV
  • Define SB159 requirements to start PrEP and PEP in the community pharmacy setting

Bonus Resources and Training Material

In addition to the core training requirements, CPhA collaborated with HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ Advocacy Organizations, as well as pharmacist and physicians who specialize in HIV, to deliver important resources to support pharmacists with the following:

  • Training on cultural humility with the LGBTQ+ community for pharmacists to enhance the provider-patient relationship
  • Resources for reimbursement for services and financial assistance for patients
  • Specialized marketing material to help pharmacists advertise their PrEP/PEP clinical service
  • Patient Screening and Intake Form for PrEP/PEP

PrEPping For PEP and PrEP, A Conversation with Dr. Maria Lopez, PharmD, AAHIVP




Registration Fee**
CPhA Member $49
Non-Member $99

What to Expect After Registration

***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) 779-4522.

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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 1.0 hours (0.10 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:  0113-000-19-048-H02-P

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Release Date: 10/29/2019
Expiration Date: 10/29/2022