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The ACA | ACVP | PPHI Online Education CEnter is the source for continuing education and professional development opportunities for Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Marketers, and Students. The ACA | ACVP | PPHI Online Education CEnter provides access to the latest webinars, home studies and certificate programs covering topics important to career development. ACA and ACVP Fellows and Members and PPHI Supporters receive discounts on the ACA | ACVP | PPHI Online Education CEnter materials.

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Canadian and Other International Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

If you do not have an NABP number, select “International Pharmacist” or “International Pharmacy Technician” when registering for courses using Lecture Panda. If you need assistance or have additional questions, please contact training@acainfo.org.

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The overall goal of this 12-hour knowledge-based learning program is to provide the pharmacist and technician with a review of the calculations they will need to make in order to prepare the variety of medications their patients may need to attain the greatest therapeutic actions from their medications with the fewest undesirable side effects.

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This is a 10-hour knowledge-based home study learning program designed for compounding pharmacists and technicians that covers a broad overview of nonsterile compounding, including the regulations and standards that apply, along with discussions of each of the typical dosage forms and prepared by compounders. The calculations module provides detailed explanations and examples and is a guide to help develop proficiency in common pharmaceutical calculations.
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This 6hour knowledge-based home study learning program will provide participants to review the regulations of veterinary medicine and recommendations for veterinary compounding, as well as the challenges in compounding for a veterinary patient. Participants will explore ways to help patients and owners by adjusting dosage strength, customizing dosage forms, and tailoring ingredient selection by animal species.  Participants will review important compounding principles, including the benefits and risks of different routes of administration, the appropriate application of excipients and the use of flavoring agents.
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This 6-hour knowledge-based home study learning program is designed for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists that will cover regulations and standards concerning handling hazardous drugs. An understanding of these regulations and standards will permit participants to incorporate best practices in the workplace and ensure the safety of compounded hazardous preparations and the personnel who handle them. Pharmacy technicians may complete this program as a tool to prepare for the CPhT Advanced Certification Examination in hazardous drug handling.

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This is a 5-hour knowledge-based home study learning program designed for compounding pharmacists and technicians that will cover definition and discussion of creams, emulsions, ointments, pastes, gels, PLOs, solutions, lotions, powders, and bases (semi-solid and commercially available). This module also covers compendial requirements (microbial content, minimum fill, quality control, preparation and labeling, patient counseling, and consultations) and establishing and extending beyond use dates.

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This is a 4.5hour knowledge-based learning program. Participants will review many of the common podiatric ailments that may be treated with
customized, compounded medications.  Pathophysiology of these ailments is outlined along with mechanisms of action of the active pharmaceutical ingredients used and appropriate dosage forms.  Suggested formulations to treat each condition are also offered for reference, helping the Compounder care for patients in this important specialty.
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This 6.0 CE hour knowledge-based home study learning program is designed for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who compound non-sterile preparations under the authority of NAPRA. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be familiar with the standards necessary to evaluate their practice, and able to develop service-related procedures and implement appropriate quality controls for both patients and compounding personnel, with a view to guaranteeing the overall quality and safety of non-sterile preparations.

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Technician Vaccine

This training, which was developed by the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), is HHS approved and will allow Technicians to vaccinate children under 18 years and the COVID-19 vaccine. This training is also recognized as fulfilling the education requirements for the PTCB Immunization Administration Assessment-Based Certificate Program.

To receive the member price, the ACA and ACVP Pharmacy Technician members should select “continue as non-member” when registering for the course. After creating a profile on the payment screen, enter the discount code found here to receive the training for $175. Can’t find the discount code? Contact us at membership@acainfo.org for assistance.

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Vaccine Training Pharmacists

This activity, which was developed by the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), is designed specifically to train pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and student pharmacist to participate in an Immunization program for adults, adolescents and children. This training meets the HHS requirements, however you should check with your state board requirements. You will receive a total of 20.5 hours of CPE

To receive the member price, the ACA and ACVP Fellows and Pharmacist members should select “continue as non-member” when registering for the course. After creating a profile on the payment screen, enter the discount code found here to receive the training for $285. Can’t find the discount code? Contact us at membership@acainfo.org for assistance.

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Make sure your pharmacy team is LEAPS ahead of the competition: One of the great keys to success in HIV Pharmacy Business is the frontline employees who are working directly with and caring for patients on a daily basis. The HIV Pharmacy Online Certification Training Program is co-sponsored by the American College of Apothecaries. Discount pricing is available to ACA Members–contact us for details.

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Pharmacy Ethics, Education and Resources (PEER) is pleased to announce the Pharmacy Ethics Continuing Education Series, comprised of home study continuing education segments. This home study is co-sponsored by the American College of Apothecaries.  Discount pricing is available to ACA Members.

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ACPE logo jpg Attendees requesting CE will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate (MMDD) to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. Due to new ACPE regulations, if required information is received after 60 days, a $250 late fee will be assessed before CE will be processed.

The American College of Apothecaries, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All sessions carrying the ACPE program number are approved for continuing education credit.