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ACPE’s Continuing Education Provider Accreditation Program is designed to assure pharmacists, boards of pharmacy, and other members of pharmacy’s community of interests, of the quality of continuing pharmacy education programs.

The purposes of the ACPE Continuing Education Provider Accreditation Program are to:

  • Assure and advance the quality of continuing pharmacy education, thereby assisting in the advancement of the practice of pharmacy
  • Provide pharmacists with a dependable basis for selecting accredited continuing education experiences
  • Provide a basis for uniform acceptance of continuing education credits among the states
  • Provide feedback to providers about their continuing education programs through periodic comprehensive reviews and ongoing monitoring activities with a need toward continuous improvement and strengthening

The ACPE Provider Web Tool is a secure, web-based application designed for ACPE-accredited providers to input CE activity related information for redistribution to the Pharmacists’ Learning Assistance Network (P.L.A.N.) and validation mechanism to CPE Monitor®. The provider will be able to:

  • Submit and update CE activity related information
  • Update contact information using the Provider Verification Form
  • Obtain the ACPE logo or Plan logo
  • Review accreditation history
  • Request changes in an activity description form
Providers can access the Provider Web Tool by clicking here.

Information to support providers’ use of the Web Tool can be accessed below:

Provider Web Tool User’s Guide – Describes how to use the ACPE Provider Web Tool. The intended audience for this document is ACPE-accredited providers.

Get the Guide

Provider Web Tool Tutorial – This webinar program demonstrates the use of the ACPE Provider Web Tool

Watch the Webinar

Provider Web Tool Frequently Asked Questions

Download FAQ

ACPE is the sole accreditation agency to accredit providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE’s directory is the only recognized directory of accredited providers of continuing pharmacy education.Many providers are involved in activities and functions other than the provision of continuing education. However, any activity for which the provider is offering continuing pharmacy credit has been developed and presented in compliance with the Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

These providers are continually monitored for maintenance of quality and efforts toward improvement. Participants in activities sponsored by these providers are encouraged to offer their comments and suggestions regarding activities to the provider and/or ACPE. The directory includes contact information and accreditation status and history for all ACPE-accredited providers. An (I) following a provider’s name indicates that the Provider is on Inactive Status. An asterisk (*) following a provider’s name indicates that the Provider is on probation as an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Providers that have decided to discontinue or that their accreditation status has been withdrawn in the past three years may be found here. ACPE hereby authorizes reproduction of the following listing.

Accredited Providers By Name
Accredited Providers By State

ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) have developed a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor®, that authenticates and stores data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from ACPE-accredited providers.

To access CPE Monitor® and for tools and information for providers on how to use  CPE Monitor® please see below:

CPE Frequently Asked Questions for Providers

If you have additional questions please email cpemonitor@acpe-accredit.org

CPE Monitor® is a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. It offers state boards of pharmacy the opportunity to electronically authenticate the CPE units completed by their licensees, rather than requiring pharmacists and technicians to submit their proof of completion statements upon request or for random audits.
Yes, CPE Monitor® is required by all ACPE-accredited providers
The NABP e-profile is completed by the pharmacist and/or technician via the NABP web site. The pharmacist and/or technician will give the NABP e-PID number to the provider when registering and/or completing a CPE activity.
It is the responsibility of the pharmacist and/or technician to obtain and submit the correct NABP e-PID to the provider. The provider’s responsibility is to provide the information they have received to ACPE in electronic format. The pharmacist and/or technician will also be responsible to assure that the information in their profile is accurate; much like one checks their credit card bills or bank statements on line to verify proper records.
In the CPE Monitor® system, there is a process to communicate back to providers about any activities that failed validation in our system. Incorrect numbers, resulting in failed validation of activity, will require re-submission when the correct number is determined by the provider and participant.
The provider will not have a mechanism to look up the NABP e-PID number; it is the responsibility of the pharmacist and/or technician to provide the correct NABP e-PID number. The provider should suggest to the participant to go to the www.MyCPEMonitor.net or www.nabp.pharmacy site to query the system for their NABP e-PID number.
No, the pharmacist with multiple licenses will only need to complete the profile one time. In their e-profile there is a section where the participant may input all their license numbers. 
As the ACPE –accredited providers will not distribute paper CPE statements of credit of ACPE-accredited courses, the NABP/ACPE CPE Monitor system is expected to be the single repository of this information and will be maintained on licensees’ behalf and reported to state boards who request verification of CPE. Candidates who create a profile will be able to monitor the accuracy and completeness of their CPE information reported by ACPE-accredited providers, and can proactively contact the provider if their information is not properly reported.

Those who create a profile will also be able to access and print or download a record of ACPE-accredited CPE activities for their own records, or in cases where their licensing agency requires it.  If pharmacists/technicians do not create a profile, this information will not be collected on their behalf to report to the licensing board(s) as part of any CPE audit. This may have consequences efforts to maintain licensure in states where CPE compliance is required. We strongly encourage all licensees to create and maintain their CPE profiles to ensure that there are no difficulties when maintaining their pharmacist license or technician license/registration/certification.

For questions regarding profile creation and maintenance, as well as the reporting process to the state boards of pharmacy, please contact NABP Customer Service at 847/391-4406, Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM and 5 PM central time.
Please contact NABP directly. Please note that users are recommended to use Internet Explorer 9 and above for better results. 

Submitting Participant Data to ACPE

There are 3 mechanisms: manual, secured file transfer protocol, and web service. Please refer to the Technical Specifications document to review the detailed procedure.
No. Providers will be able to upload with one file multiple activities for multiple individuals.
No. When a batch is submitted, only that one record that does not match must be resubmitted. The 999 participants that match will pass through and be queued to be processed. The provider will only need to correct the single error-record.
Yes, there is a process to send a delete request (for an activity) and a new add/insert request for the correct activity (see the Technical Specification document, pages 68-84). Yes, you can download the exact data that you submitted to ACPE.
The provider must upload the participant information 60 days from the date of the participant completing the CPE activity. If the participant completes the enduring (home study) activity the date of expiration, the provider will have 60 days post-expiration date to upload the participant information.
ACPE staff and IT consultants will work with providers to inform them of the various options for uploading the data and help large providers understand what changes will be needed in their systems to accommodate the data transfer. If the provider chooses to distribute the statement of credit, the participant must be aware that this is not an official document. The credit must be awarded via CPE Monitor®.
If participants do not have an e-PID number (not licensed in the United States) then please submit the number of participants who receive ACPE credit in aggregate. If the participant does have an NABP e-PID, please upload their information as you would with other U.S.A licensed pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Time Allowed to Upload Information to ACPE

Providers will be able to upload participant information for the CPE activity up to 60 days post the date the participant completed the activity. Required Fields for Submission
Yes, as an ACPE-accredited provider you will have that authority to require these fields in order to award the credit or the participant will not receive the CE credit Verification of Participation in CPE Activities
It is the decision of the provider to choose the mechanism to verify the pharmacist and/or technician participation in the CPE activity and justify it to ACPE when the provider submits their comprehensive report for continued accreditation.
Validation process will still need to occur. Providers are responsible to make sure that the requirements for the credit are met by the pharmacists and/or technicians in order to receive credit.
Statements of credit should not be directly provided to participants.  The credit awarded should be uploaded to CPE Monitor®. If the participant would like a paper statement of credit, they may print it off their NABP e-profile.
If providers still distribute statements of credit, they need to inform their participants that it is not the official record.  The official record of credit will be the information in CPE Monitor®.
Yes, pharmacists and technicians will be able to print their transcript in its entirety and individual statements of credit from their NABP e-profile created at www.mycpemonitor.net or www.nabp.pharmacy.
ACPE will be working with providers to distribute information to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. On the ACPE web site, www.acpe-accredit.org, at the CPE Monitor web page we have material that providers can use to distribute to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. NABP will be sending information to the state boards of pharmacy regarding the service. 
No, this information will be on the www.MyCPEMonitor.net web site. ACPE and NABP believe that should be the responsibility of the pharmacists and or technician to submit the correct number to the provider. Participants will have the ability to query www.MyCPEMonitor.net for a forgotten NABP e-PID number.
Requests for use of the CPE Monitor® logo should be directed to NABP’s Communication Manager, Larissa Doucette at ldoucette@nabp.net or call 847-391-4468.

ACPE Webinars on the Continuing Pharmacy Education Standards

ACPE offers a number of on demand webinars on the policies and procedures as well as the twelve CPE Standards to assist you in the application process. Information and access to these webinars can be found here.

ACPE’s Self-Assessment Preparation Webinar

This webinar gives current ACPE-accredited providers a guide to assist in the compilation of their materials for submitting their self-assessment report for their comprehensive review. Information and access to this Webinar can be found here.

Comprehensive Review Forms

There are a number of forms that can support providers with their accreditation processes.

Webinars

The Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education were released in 2008. All ACPE-accredited providers were reviewed by these standards by the end of 2015. Upon review of provider compliance rates, it was noted that the following Standards had less than 50% provider compliance:
•Standard 1 – Mission and Goals
•Standard 2 – Educational Needs Assessment
•Standard 12 – Achievement and Impact of Mission and Goals

The Commission reviewed each of these standards and recommended modifications based on our evaluation results and provider feedback. The suggested changes included clarifying the requirements and streamlining the requested documentation within the standards, guidance, and evaluation rubric. The ACPE Board approved the modifications at its January 2017 Board meeting. The updated Standards, Evaluation Rubric, Policies, and Procedures may be found by clicking here. The effective dates of these changes will be January 2018.

ACPE staff conducted webinars to discuss the updates on the Standards, Rubric and policies and procedures. Click here to download a copy of the webinar.

To download a copy of the ACPE Updated Standards, Rubric, and Policies Webinar Slide, please click here

To download a copy of the Flowchart for the Identification and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest, please click here

Workshops

ACPE CPE Modified Workshop

ACPE CPE Modified Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Alliance for CE in the Health Professions Annual Meeting. The workshop will be Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. We hope learners take advantage of this opportunity and register for the ACEHP 43rd Annual Conference held January 20-23, 2018. Our learners will get $100 discount if they register for the ACEHP meeting. The code will be ACPEPre (please note, it is case sensitive). The ACEHP Annual Meeting theme, Destination: Patient Outcomes — Our Journey to Improving Patient Care, focuses on providers’ main responsibility the ultimate destination the patient. 2018 is providers’ opportunity to showcase the successes in positively impacting patient outcomes. Registration for the workshop is available here. If interested in attending the Alliance for CE in Health Professions Annual Meeting please click here

Spring 2018 Continuing Education Administrator Workshop

Dates: April 19-20, 2018 (Registration will open in December)

ACPE’s Webinars on the CPE Standards

ACPE is committed to advancing the pharmacy profession through quality resources that offer professional development opportunities for CE professionals while strengthening provider programming. ACPE offers a number of on demand webinars on the policies and procedures as well as the twelve CPE Standards. The ACPE webinars on the Continuing Pharmacy Education Standards are designed to provide a working knowledge of the ACPE accreditation process as it relates to continuing pharmacy education, including training and activities on the ACPE Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education and Policies and Procedures. All webinar fees are non-refundable. Please click here to browse our educational offerings today!

ACPE’s Self-Assessment Preparation Webinar

The purpose of ACPE’s Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Self-Assessment Preparation Webinar is to give current ACPE-accredited providers a guide to assist in the compilation of submission materials for self-assessment reports for their comprehensive review. This webinar and the self-assessment template are subject to change by ACPE. Changes will be communicated to providers electronically. Questions about the self-assessment should be directed to ACPE staff.

Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education

Effective January 1, 2009
Download Standards
Effective January 1, 2018
Download Standards

CPE Evaluation Form for all Standards

Effective July 1, 2014
Download Evaluation Form – All Standards – Rubric v3.0
Effective January 1, 2018
Download Evaluation Form – All Standards – Rubric v4.0

CPE Policies and Procedures

Download Continuing Pharmacy Education Policies and Procedures

Joint Accreditation Standards

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM offers organizations the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide medical, nursing, and pharmacy continuing education activities through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards. Joint Accreditation establishes the standards for education providers to deliver continuing education planned by the healthcare team for the healthcare team.
This distinction is awarded from 3 global leaders in the field of accreditation:
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
To learn more about Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM, please click here.

Process for ACPE Accreditation

Accreditation is the public recognition afforded a provider of continuing pharmacy education that is judged to meet standards through initial and subsequent periodic evaluations. The ACPE accreditation process for providers of continuing pharmacy education is designed to assure pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, boards of pharmacy, and others of the quality of continuing pharmacy education activities.

There are three ways that ACPE continuing education credit may be offered by an organization:

  1. The organization may apply to become an ACPE-accredited provider. If accredited, the provider would follow ACPE’s policies and procedures for an ACPE-accredited provider. The application fee is $6,600.00.Click to obtain a copy of the Initial Application in a .pdf file or in a Word file.
  2. The organization may enter into Joint Providership with an ACPE-accredited provider to offer a CPE activity. Facts regarding Joint Providership can be found here. The organization may review the list of ACPE-accredited providers who may be available to enter into Joint Providership here. The organization may contact an ACPE-accredited provider, express its desire to conduct a CPE activity and offer ACPE credit. If the ACPE-accredited provider agrees, the organization must comply with the ACPE-accredited provider’s procedures for Joint Providership.
  3. If the organization seeks accreditation as a provider of continuing education for the healthcare team, it may seek Joint Accreditation.