CPE and License Renewal
According to the 2014 Survey of Pharmacy Law, 53 boards of pharmacy require pharmacists to participate in continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities as a prerequisite for license renewal.
Set up Your NABP e-Profile!
CPE Monitor, through the collaborative efforts of NABP, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and ACPE providers, allows you to electronically 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 the "Log in to Your e-Profile to Access CPE Monitor" link below. ACPE-accredited providers will ask for your e-Profile ID and your date of birth in order to properly record your CPE credits through the system.
When you click on the link above you will be brought to a secure Web page. A secure or encrypted Web site address begins with HTTPS rather than HTTP, and often includes an icon in the browser such as a padlock.
How CPE Monitor Works
You will receive a unique ID after setting up your e-Profile with NABP and registering for CPE Monitor. ACPE-accredited providers have transitioned their systems to CPE Monitor, which means that you will need to provide your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth when you register for CPE or submit a request for credit. Transmission of CPE data is a three-step process:
- The provider receives the CPE claim and transmit it to ACPE.
- ACPE transmits the data to NABP.
- NABP displays this information in the CPE Monitor section of your e-Profile.
Please note that providers have up to 60 days to submit CPE claim data to ACPE. This means that if you wait more than 60 days from the date of the activity to submit credit to the CPE provider, the provider will be unable to submit your claim to ACPE for transmission to your e-Profile.
In addition, boards of pharmacy now have the option of requesting reports on their licensees. With this capability, some boards may eventually eliminate the need for you to send paper copies of CPE statements of credit to the boards for activities from ACPE-accredited providers.
In Phase 2 of the CPE Monitor initiative, CPE Monitor will add a function to track CPE from providers not accredited by ACPE in addition to CPE from ACPE-accredited providers. Until Phase 2 is completed, pharmacists and technicians will need to submit proof of non-ACPE accredited CPE directly to the board of pharmacy when required to do so.
ACPE sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for the delivery of pharmacist-provided patient care. ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of CPE.