Continuing Education

All licensees must have a NABP e-profile ID for the NABP CPE Monitor Service with NABP (National Association of Board of Pharmacy). The e-profile ID will be used to conduct CE audits. To create an e-profile ID, go to https://nabp.pharmacy.  Click on “CPE Monitor” at the top of the page then select the “Log In to CPE Monitor via e-Profile” and click on “Customers” and create a login.

The requirements for continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are set forth in S.C. Code Ann. § 40-43-130.  A brief overview of the requirements is set forth below.

Overview of CE Requirements for Pharmacists

  • Pharmacists must complete fifteen hours (1.5 CEUs) of ACPE or CME Category-1 continuing education each license year for renewal.
  • Fifty percent of the total number of hours (7.5 hours) must be in drug therapy or patient management.
  • At least one (1) hour of ACPE continuing education must be related to approved procedures for monitoring controlled substances.
  • Hours completed in excess of the requirement may be carried forward for credit in the next license year but may not be carried forward for more than one license year.
  • At least one (1) hour of ACPE continuing education regarding administration of immunizations for Pharmacists who administer immunizations.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is where the required CE hours can be obtained. (https://www.acpe-accredit.org/)

Overview of CE Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians

  • Pharmacy Technicians must complete ten hours of ACPE or CME category-1 continuing education each license year for renewal. CE must be taken before renewing a registration each year.
  • Pharmacy Technicians are exempt from continuing education requirements while enrolled in a pharmacy technician program, as well as during the first renewal period following successful completion of the program. Section 40-43-130(H)
  • Pharmacy technicians are exempt from continuing education requirements for the first renewal period following initial registration. Section 40-43-82(G)
  • Hours completed in excess of requirements may be carried forward in the next registration year but may not be carried forward for more than one registration year.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is where the required CE hours can be obtained. (https://www.acpe-accredit.org/)