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Pharmacy: Continued Education

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Continued Pharmacy Education (CPE)

ACPE is a national agency for accreditation of professional pharmacy degree programs and providers of continued education. ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) have developled a continued education credit tracking service called CPE Monitor. CPE Monitor will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from ACPE-accredited providers. Pharmacists and technicians must obtain a unique identifier from NABP to track registration and completion for CE courses. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is defined by ACPE as a "self-directed, ongoing, systematic and outcomes-focused approach to lifelong learning that is applied into practice. It involves the process of active participation in formal and informal learning activities that assists individuals in developing and maintaining continuing competence, enhancing their professional practice, and supporting achievement of their career goals."


North Carolina Continued Education Center

Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) for the North Carolina region serves as a continued education provider for NC healthcare professionals. Online and on-site courses are available. 

Note: You can recieve local AHEC pharmacy programming notices electronically by following the instructions below:

1. Create a "MyAHEC" account at

2. Send your name and email to the AHEC contact person for your local region or region of choice.


Visit  for more information.

Other Continued Education Providers


Continued education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians provided by Postgraduate Healthcare, LLC. 

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 

An accredited provider of continued education for pharmacists.

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT)

Free CE courses for members (See annual membership rates)

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)

NPTA is a professional society for pharmacy technicians. NPTA is an ACPE accredited provider for continued education.


An online continued education program for healthcare professionals. 


A source for ACPE accredited pharmacy continued education 

U.S. Pharmacist (USP)

Offers U.S. licensed pharmacists ACPE accredited continued education credits 

Note: All courses listed are not ACPE accredited. To see a complete list of ACPE accredited course click here

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