What is CPE Monitor?
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 will also offer 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.
Get an Early Start!
To prepare for the new process, pharmacists and technicians are encouraged to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID now to ensure their e-Profile is properly setup. In the latter part of 2011, the e-Profile ID will be required to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE activities.
Set up your NABP e-Profile to obtain your ID
How it Works
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will receive a unique ID after setting up their e-Profile with NABP. Beginning in the latter part of 2011, they will provide their NABP e-Profile ID to the ACPE-accredited provider when they register for CPE or submit a request for credit. The system will then direct electronic data from ACPE-accredited providers to ACPE and then to NABP, ensuring that CPE credit is officially verified by the providers. Once information is received by NABP, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to access information about their completed CPE.
In addition, boards of pharmacy will have the option of requesting reports on their licensees, eliminating the need for pharmacists and technicians to send paper copies of CPE statements of credit to the boards for CPE activities taken from ACPE-accredited providers.
Benefiting Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
CPE Monitor will provide a secure, central system that maintains and tracks all ACPE-accredited continuing education credits. This streamlined process will eliminate the need to file and maintain hard copy statements of credit for CPE activities taken from ACPE-accredited providers. Instead, online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily monitor their compliance with the CPE requirements of the state or states where they hold a license or registration. Licensees of participating boards will no longer have to mail hard copy proof of CPE statements of credit to those boards.
For added convenience, the NABP e-Profile is available 24/7 for pharmacists and technicians to view a comprehensive list of the CPE courses they have taken. Plus, as an extra benefit, beginning in April, pharmacists and technicians are able to record detailed career information relating to education or work history in their e-Profile, which may streamline the license transfer process in the future.
All information will be maintained in a highly secure environment. NABP does not distribute any personal information for commercial purposes without consent.
Assisting State Boards
This new programís central repository of CPE information will enable efficient verification of a pharmacistís or pharmacy technicianís completed CPE upon board request. It may reduce the need to conduct state-based audits of board licensees. State boards of pharmacy that participate in the program will be able to use this new tool to assist them in ensuring that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have completed state-mandated CPE requirements for re-licensure, re-certification, or re-registration.