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Published on Thursday, December 21, 2023

APhA and ASCP announce new recertification partnership

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The American Society for Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced a partnership beginning January 1, 2024, to build a professional development program for recertification of Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacists (BCGP) by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).

“ASCP is proud to partner with APhA to bring additional, quality credentialed education to more pharmacists,” said Chad Worz, PharmD, BCGP, executive director and CEO of ASCP. “The older adult population will swell by 19 million people in the next 5 years and pharmacists will be at the center of managing their medications. This partnership puts the top of license education ASCP has delivered for years in the hands of more pharmacists in the community.”

ASCP, the leading professional development organization in geriatric pharmacy, has successfully delivered content for BPS Geriatric Pharmacy since 2017 and will follow the same goal-based strategy from implementation to assessment. APhA, an industry-leading continuing pharmacy education provider adds depth to ensure content will be the most accurate, up-to-date, and innovatively delivered. ASCP and APhA’s educational approach will be multifaceted, offering a selection of live and on-demand webinars, podcasts, and eLearning courses. The multitude of offerings will be beneficial and effective for learners of all styles and preferences.

“APhA is excited to partner with ASCP to provide education for those seeking to obtain or maintain their BCGP certification,” said Daniel Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, senior vice president, education and business development at APhA. “The geriatric population benefits immensely from the care that pharmacists provide, and the educational offerings from APhA and ASCP will help ensure that pharmacists have the very latest knowledge and information they need to care for this important population. We couldn’t ask for a better partner than ASCP as we look to ensure that all pharmacists have access to this essential training.”

Those interested in learning more can contact ASCP at education@ascp.com or APhA at infocenter@aphanet.org.

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