TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

LIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE TIME OF COVID.  As pharmacists know, Board Rule .2201 requires fifteen hours of continuing pharmacy education each year as a condition of licensure renewal.  Five (5) of those hours must be live.  Board staff have fielded occasional calls from pharmacists concerned about this requirement in the time of COVID.  Pharmacists are reminded that the Board has always accepted remote continuing education as live if it is, in fact, live and allows attendees to participate in real time: http://www.ncbop.org/faqs/Pharmacist/faq_InternetCE.htm. These types of CE programs are widely, and readily, available.

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) maintains the Pharmacists’ Learning Assistance Network (P.L.A.N.), which provides an easy method of searching thousands of ACPE-accredited CE offerings using a number of variables – including live, on-line programs:  https://plan.acpe-accredit.org/

The North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, which Rule .2201 recognizes as a CE accrediting organization, maintains a listing of CE opportunities here:  https://www.ncpharmacists.org/content.asp?contentid=158

The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides accredited CE programming, including live, on-line programs:  https://cphs.campbell.edu/centers-programs/continuing-professional-education/

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy likewise provides accredited CE programming, including live, on-line programs:  https://pharmacy.unc.edu/practice/continuing-education/