Assisting North Carolina pharmacists in advancing their practice
Who We Are
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Continuing Education (CE) Office provides accredited professional educational activities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. This is done through many accredited and cosponsored programs, both in live and home study formats. We offer local, regional,, and a limited number of national seminars, workshops, certificate programs, and residency programs to advance pharmaceutical care, knowledge, and skills. The CE Office offers many programs within the UNC Eshselman School of Pharmacy, UNC Health Care network, and predominantly partners with North Carolina’s nine regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) to assist the state’s pharmacists in advancing their education, skills, and practices.
Pharmacy CE Programs
These programs offer a defined number of ACPE continuing education credits to Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in various formats. This includes live, online, distance, home study, seminar and conference program options. Our list of available programs and registration is provided on our Learning Express CE portal.
These educational programs promote pharmaceutical care within interprofessional collaborative practices, and include Immunization Delivery, Diabetes Care, Medication Therapy Management, and Mental Health First Aid among others. Most include Pharmacy continuing education credit hours as well as a certificate. Upcoming programs and registration is provided on our Learning Express CE portal.
Cosponsorship and Accreditation
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Continuing Education Office is an accredited ACPE provider and APhA Certificate Training Program partner. We partner with many state and national groups to accredit and cosponsor various programs, and are always looking for new partners to help deliver new and innovative programs to Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. CPE Credit Submission
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education.
CPE Reporting and Monitoring
CPE credits for the UNC Eschelman School of Pharmacy are reported directly to CPE Monitor.
CPE Monitor, through the collaborative efforts of NABP, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and ACPE providers, allows you to electronically and securely keep track of CPE credits from ACPE-accredited providers. To view and track these credits, you must first set up an NABP e-Profile, obtain your NABP e-Profile ID, and register for CPE Monitor. You may do so by clicking on link below.
CPE Reporting Policy
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) mandates that providers report continuing education credit within 60 days of the program date.
If credit is not uploaded within 60 days of the program date due to incorrect information (NABP number, date of birth – MMDD) per ACPE rules, we will not be able to report your credit to CPE Monitor and you will not receive credit for that program. It is the participant’s responsibility to 1) provide the correct NABP number and date of birth to us and 2) verify their credit appears on their account before the 60 day deadline passes. There is no retroactive reporting beyond 60 days..
What does this mean?
- For Live CPE Activities: The provider must upload the participant information 60 days from the date the participant completed the CPE activity. This date must be identical to the live date listed in the CPE activity in the ACPE Provider Web Tool.
- For Home Study CPE Activities: The provider must upload the participant information 60 days from the date the participant completed the CPE activity. The date of participation must be between the initial release date and the expiration date of the Home Study CPE activity that is listed in the ACPE Provider Web Tool. If the participant completes the enduring (home study) activity on the date of expiration, the provider will have 60 days post-expiration date to upload the participant information.
- The providers should inform and educate the participants of their CPE activities of this rule. If there are circumstances that providers may not be able to meet this rule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the issue. If providers have questions about this rule, please contact email@example.com
Austin Companion joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Continuing Education Program in January 2016. Companion brings with him more than 7 years’ experience in professional and continuing education.
Dr. Guffey joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as the Director of the Office for Continuing Education in February 2019. He has been involved with the School and continuing education as the Director of Pharmacy Education with the Charlotte AHEC since 2013.
Upcoming Continuing Education Events at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
There are no upcoming events at this time.