Washington Pharmacists CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Washington Pharmacists / Pharmacy Technicians

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NetCE will report your credit to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), provided that you add your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth to your account. If you select to opt out of entering this information, you agree to not hold NetCE responsible for reporting your credit. For more information on the advantages of registering for an NABP e-Profile ID, please go to https://nabp.pharmacy/cpe-monitor-service/

The Washington State Department of Health: Pharmacy Commission accepts courses from any provider who is ACPE accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

NetCE will report your credit to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), provided that you add your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth to your account. If you select to opt out of entering this information, you agree to not hold NetCE responsible for reporting your credit.

Pharmacists are required 15 hours annually for licenses expiring before December 1, 2022 (transitioning to a two-year renewal cycle), all of which may be completed by home study.* There is a one-time requirement of 3 hours in suicide screening, referral, and imminent harm via lethal means at first renewal.

Pharmacy Technicians are required 10 hours annually for licenses expiring before December 1, 2022 (transitioning to a two-year renewal cycle), all of which may be completed by home study.* A minimum of 1 hour must be in pharmacy law every two years.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

For More Information

Please contact the Washington State Department of Health: Pharmacy Commission at (360) 236-4700, or visit their website at http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/PharmacyCommission.