California Pharmacy Technicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

California 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 California Board of Pharmacy 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 30 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study.*

Beginning with July 1, 2019 renewals, all pharmacists must complete 2 hours in a board-provided course in law and ethics every two years.**

Pharmacists who furnish prescription nicotine replacement products are required education specific to smoking cessation therapy every two years.

Pharmacists who administer vaccines are required 1 hour specific to immunizations and vaccines every two years.

Prior to furnishing naloxone hydrochloride, pharmacists must complete a one-time training of 1 hour specific to the use of naloxone hydrochloride in all identified routes of administration.

Prior to furnishing self-administered hormonal contraceptives, pharmacists must complete a one-time 1 hour board-approved training specific to the US Medical Eligibility Criteria (USMEC) for Contraceptive Use and other CDC guidance on contraceptives.

Pharmacy Technicians are not required continuing education at this time.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

**NetCE does not offer board-provided courses.

For More Information

Please contact the California Board of Pharmacy at (916) 574-8618, or visit their website at http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/.