Texas Pharmacy Technicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Texas 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 Texas State 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.* A minimum of 1 hour must be in Texas pharmacy rules every two years.

For renewals received after August 31, 2020 and before September 1, 2022, pharmacists must complete a training course approved by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission on identifying victims of human trafficking, one-time only.

For renewals received after August 31, 2021 and before September 1, 2023, at least 1 contact hour annually, or a total of 2 contact hours, must be related to best practices, alternative treatment options, and multi-modal approaches to pain management as specified in section 481.0764 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

At least 2 contact hours required for renewal must be related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances. These hours must be completed no later than September 1, 2021, and must be reported in the next renewal cycle after September 1, 2021.

For renewals received after August 31, 2021 and before September 1, 2023, at least 1 contact hour shall be related to mental health awareness.

Pharmacists engaged in drug therapy management are required 6 hours in drug therapy management each year.

Pharmacists authorized to administer vaccinations are required 3 hours in disease states, drugs, and administration of immunizations or vaccines every two years.

Pharmacists acting as a preceptor are required 3 hours of board approved preceptor training every two years.**

Pharmacy Technicians are required 20 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study*; or maintain national certification. A minimum of 1 hour must be in Texas pharmacy rules every two years.

For renewals received after August 31, 2020 and before September 1, 2022, pharmacy technicians must complete a training course approved by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission on identifying victims of human trafficking, one-time only.

*NetCE courses are considered home study.

**NetCE does not offer the board approved preceptor training.

For More Information

Please contact the Texas State Board of Pharmacy at (512) 305-8000, or visit their website at http://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/.