Geriatric Pharmacist Board Certification Review and Recertification Activities

ASCP and APhA are collaborating to offer board prep and recertification education for the geriatric credential. APhA’s offerings will include a monthly clinical case study where learners are given the opportunity to practice identifying medication related problems and making recommendations related to help keep older adults safe. Additionally, APhA will offer education at APhA2024, a literature and podcast series and full certificate training program on Deprescribing that will launch later this year.

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APhA is approved by BPS as a provider for the recertification of BCGP.

APhA and ASCP’s Available Offerings

APhA’s Case Study Review and Recertification Package

This program consists of interactive case studies built with industry standard instructional design tools to supplement the ASCP’s BCGP Webinar Series. Learners will be taken through various patient cases and make decisions around patient care, with timely feedback given on their approach. Each course is accredited for 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education and board-certified geriatric pharmacist (BCGP) credit as applicable.

2024 Programming

ASCP’s BCGP Webinar Series

ASCP’s prestigious BCGP webinars offer both BCGP recertification credits and continuing pharmacy education credits (CPE). ASCP's BCGP webinars are supported in part through a generous grant from the ASCP Foundation. Each webinar provides 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education and BCGP credit as applicable.

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Other APhA Offerings Coming Soon

Evidence-Based Podcast and Literature Series – Coming May 2024!

APhA has partnered with, an interactive web-based community of practice for Ambulatory Care, Community-based, and Geriatric Care pharmacy specialists, to use their cutting-edge content for board recertification. The Evidence-Based Literature Evaluation series includes succinct commentaries and podcasts about practice-changing studies as well as complex patient case panel discussions and the popular Top Ten Things summaries. Designed to be completed in 30-minute increments and released on a regular basis, the Evidence-based Literature Evaluation series provides up to 10 hours of BCGP recertification credits annually.

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APhA Annual Meeting and Exhibition - Trending Topics in Geriatric Pharmacy enduring material available beginning May 2024!

APhA offered 8.5 hours of BCGP recertification education at our annual meeting March 22-25, 2024 in Orlando Florida. Sessions focused on timely subject matter designed to keep pharmacists current on the latest developments in geriatric pharmacy. All sessions were recorded and will be made available as home study in May 2024 as APhA Trending Topics.

  • I Know You Are But What Am I? Asthma vs. COPD
    Hear from two experts in pulmonary care about how to differentiate and treat patients with asthma and COPD.
  • Implementing Deprescribing: How To Let It Go
    Discuss effective approaches for addressing polypharmacy’s challenges and how to eliminate unneeded medications and enhance patient-centered care.
  • Less is More: Opioid De-escalation
    Learn about the best approaches to applying opioid de-escalation and non-opioid management to enhance the quality of life for older adults.
  • Pilsner (Beers) Update
    Hear about the most relevant Beers Criteria updates and consider how they impact the recommendations you make to keep older adults safe.
  • Thank You for Being a Friend: The Pharmacist's Role in Increasing Access to Healthy Living for Older Adults
    Discuss how to serve older adults in overcoming barriers, from medication coverage to transportation access.
  • To Infinity and Beyond of Hearing Health Care: OTC Hearing Aids to the Rescue
    Prepare to assist your patients with a solution that is right for them, whether it be to select a hearing device or to be referred to a hearing health care professional.

APhA2024 Education Highlights  

Deprescribing Certificate Training Program – Coming in 2024!

This 8-hour ACPE accredited Certificate Training Program will provide comprehensive education around the topic of deprescribing for pharmacists. The program is targeted for pharmacists who care for older adults with polypharmacy and will be designed using an interactive eLearning format where learners will obtain foundational knowledge around concepts related to deprescribing and have case-based practice opportunities for application.