Dear Colleagues:

The ACPE Board of Directors and Staff are  beginning work on the next revision of the Accreditation Standards and Key Elements for the Professional Program in Pharmacy Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.  The current version (“Standards 2016”) became effective July 1, 2016.  The ACPE Board has approved a plan that will release the final version of the new standards in June 2024 with implementation planned on July 1, 2025.  The new standards will be known as “Standards 2025.”

As in prior iterations of the Standards for the Professional Degree Program, ACPE is issuing a “Call for Comments” to all stakeholders.  A link to a survey, organized by Standard 1-25, can be found here:

While the form is comprehensive, you may provide as little or as much input as you wish.  You can respond to questions related to all of the 25 current standards or only those where you have feedback.  The form allows you to input, stop, and return to it until you submit your comments to ACPE.  The link will remain open through 2021.

CS Standards Puzzle

Your thoughts and input are very important and needed to assist the ACPE Board in developing “Standards 2025.”   “Standards 2025” will guide accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy programs well into the 2030s.

Thank you for your participation in this important task.

ACPE Board of Directors