Published in the May 2008 Alabama State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter
The Alabama State Board of Pharmacy currently issues Board CE approval for programs offered in the state. A program is submitted to the director of education and compliance for review of the content and appropriateness, segregating each program into an assigned category by the practice of pharmacy it is to meet.
- Parenteral Certification CE – pharmacist/technician CE
- Nuclear Certification CE – pharmacist/technician CE
- Preceptor Certification CE – pharmacist CE
- Consultant Certification/Recertification CE – pharmacist CE
- Pharmacy Law CE – pharmacist/technician CE
- General CE – clinical pharmacology – pharmacist CE (example)
- General CE – medication safety – pharmacist/technician CE (example)
Those approvals are not assigned ACPE Universal Program Numbers but the philosophy and emphasis to have pharmacists and technicians attend educational-level appropriate training is the same. The Board encourages programs be developed that are discipline-specific and enable pharmacists and technicians to engage in areas of training and education that will give them competency level learning challenges evaluated at the end of the training session. Pharmacists are encouraged to develop technician CE level programs that facilitate learning objectives in medication errors, math skills, quality improvement, medication safety, pharmacy law, public health, and ethical practice standards.