Steve Dedrick, M.S., joined the faculty at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in January 2009 as the director of continuing education where he is focused on postgraduate training for pharmacists to advance pharmacy practice and improve patient care. He also teaches in the master’s program in hospital pharmacy at the School.
Assisting North Carolina pharmacists in advancing their practice
Who we are and What we do
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Postgraduate/Continuing Education (PGCE) Program provides accredited professional educational activities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. This is done through many sponsor and cosponsor programs, both live and distance. PGCE offers regional, statewide, and a limited number of national and international seminars, workshops, certificate programs, and residency programs to advance pharmaceutical care, knowledge, and skills. The PGCE Program predominantly partners with the nine regional Area Health Education Centers and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists to assist the state’s pharmacists in advancing their education, skills, and practices.
NABP reports that according to the 2015 Survey of Pharmacy Law, 53 boards of pharmacy require pharmacists to participate in continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities as a prerequisite for license renewal.
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 for the UNC Eschelman School of Pharmacy is reported directly to CPE Monitor.
CPE Monitor: New Requirement to Track your CPE
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 course completion.
If we are unable to process your credit within 60 days due to incorrect information (NABP number, date of birth – MMDD) per ACPE, we will not be able to report your credit for CE and there will be no retroactive reporting.
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 email@example.com with the issue. If providers have questions about this rule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org