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Education FAQs

Thank you for your interest in APhA’s Continuing Education. APhA is committed to providing top-notch customer service for our learners, so if you still have questions after reviewing this page, please contact us at education@aphanet.org. You can expect to receive a response within 24-hours of your inquiry during normal business hours.

HHS PREP Act and APhA's 20-hour Immunization Program

Under the Authority granted to it by the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has authorized pharmacists to order and administer (and interns to administer) COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to all individuals age 3 or older. Pharmacist interns must do so while acting under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist. Additionally, HHS has authorized licensed pharmacists (and interns) to provide all vaccines recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and approved or licensed by the FDA, to all children ages 3 to 18 during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of state laws and regulations to the contrary. Both of these authorizations by HHS require that pharmacists (and interns) complete a practical training program of at least 20 hours that is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This training program must include hands-on injection technique, clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications of vaccines, and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines. The APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program provides 20 hours of training, including hand-on injection technique, clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications of vaccines, and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines. The APhA Pharmacy-Based immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program meets the 20 hour training requirement contained in the two HHS authorizations.

Can I reprint my certificate?

Course Completed 2013 or After? You are able to print your Certificate of Achievement from your My Training page.

  • 1. Left Click on your name found UNDER the words Advocacy / Get Involved
  • 2. Click My Account
  • 3. Select the tab Transcript
  • 4. Select the tab Credits Earned
  • 5. Click the Print icon
  • 6. Please note: If you have had double accounts and they have been merged, then you will need to contact APhA.

Not There? - This may indicate either:

  • Course was completed BEFORE 2013- If so, please see How to request a certificate to be reissued
  • You have more than one APhA profile / account. If two or more accounts are possible, please contact APhA's Customer Service Team.
  • How to request a certificate to be reissued

    Download and Complete

    CoA Reissuing Instructions and Request Form

    • If paying by check, please download and mail the completed form as directed.
    • If paying by credit card, please provide the information requested on the form above and reach out to APhA's Customer Service Team.
    • The form can also be faxed to 844.390.3782
      For your security, do NOT provide your credit card information in an email or on a fax.
    • You can call the APhA Customer Service Team at 1.800.237.2742 to also request your certificate. However, you will need to provide the information in the form above over the phone. In the event of high volume of requests, you may be asked to email the completed form.

    Where is my reissued certificate?

    • Requests are being processed within 24 - 48 hours.
    • Once request is processed, the reissued certificate will be uploaded to your APhA profile / account and you should receive an email from Education@aphanet.org that it has been uploaded.
    • If you have already submitted the request, and it has been over two days, please login and click on My Account, click on Biography & Attachments where you should find your certificate. If you do not see the attachment, contact APhA's Customer Service Team.

    To verify a pharmacist's training

    Download and Complete

    Verification of Training Program Completion Request Form

    • Submit the completed form as directed on the form.
    • A written release is required.
    • A $25 non-refundable fee per person being verified.
    • The form can also be faxed to 844.390.3782
    • If you are interested in verifying the training status of many pharmacists, please email info@pharmacyprofiles.com. Pharmacy Profiles provides credentials verification services for pharmacist licensure, sanctions, advanced credentials like certificate training programs, and state practice requirement tracking. Bulk discounts available.

    House your Professional Credentials

    Pharmacy Profiles provides a free, convenient, secure way for pharmacists to keep track of all professional credentials, including completion of certificate training programs, BPS certification, licensure, and more. Claim your free Pharmacy Profiles account then update and add your credentials, certificates of completion, and other information you need to demonstrate that you trained to provide patient care services.

    Who can enroll for an APhA learning activity?

    To participate in an APhA Education program or home study, there are two ways to enroll and get access to the course materials.

    • If you are registering directly through APhA's website, you will be able to click Add to Cart or Enroll, pay online (if there is a fee), and find the course on your My Training page, and click on the title to gain access to the required course materials.
    • If you have registered for the APhA program through one of our licensed partners which is hosting the APhA Program - that Organization's coordinator will provide you with an enrollment code to gain access to the required course materials. You can redeem your enrollment code by going to My Training.

    Is an APhA membership required to take an APhA learning activity?

    • Requests are being processed within 24 - 48 hours.
    • Once request is processed, the reissued certificate will be uploaded to your APhA profile / account and you should receive an email from Education@aphanet.org that it has been uploaded.
    • If you have already submitted the request, and it has been over two days, please login and click on My Account, click on Biography & Attachments where you should find your certificate. If you do not see the attachment, contact APhA's Customer Service Team.

    Not a Pharmacist? No problem! Anyone can take an APhA learning activity.

    • Create a CPE Monitor account and obtain a NABP ID Number at NABP.net/CPE Monitor
    • Create an APhA profile (if you do not have one already).
    • CLAIM credit for any completed activity. You can submit the resulting Transcript of CPE to your respective board.

    CPE and CE Broker Information

    Each ACPE-Accredited organization, such as APhA, is required to file a learner's successfully completed activity to CPE Monitor. APhA does this through the Claim button after every ACPE-accredited activity. If the learner does not click the claim button, then their CPE does not get passed to CPE Monitor. If you have any questions, please email education@aphanet.org.

    CPE and CE Broker Information

    Each ACPE-Accredited organization, such as APhA, is required to file a learner's successfully completed activity to CPE Monitor. APhA does this through the Claim button after every ACPE-accredited activity. If the learner does not click the claim button, then their CPE does not get passed to CPE Monitor. If you have any questions, please email education@aphanet.org.

    CPE Monitor

    When you CLAIM your credit after each learning activity, your credit hours are immediately passed over to CPE Monitor.

    • CPE Monitor uploads to individual accounts three times a day.
    • Transcripts of CPE are available on your CPE Monitor account, at the most, 12 hours from the time the credit is claimed.
    • To log into your CPE Monitor account, go to NAPB.net/CPE Monitor
    • ACPE Policy: Home study credit has to be claimed BEFORE the expiration date of the activity. Credit from a live CPE activity must be claimed WITHIN 60 days from the date of the live event.

    CE Broker

    If your FL pharmacist license number is notated on your APhA profile/online account, APhA transfers CPE data to the Florida CE Broker system twice a month.

    • To verify if APhA has your FL license number, log into APhA's Website and click My Account at the top of home page and check under License Information.
    • CE Broker does allow pharmacists to self-report their CPE.
    • To log into your CPE Monitor account, go to NAPB.net/CPE Monitor
    • Still have questions? Contact Education - CE Broker Question. Be sure to include your FL pharmacist license number.

    I am a Student. Do I need to claim credit?

    Yes - The action of claiming credit also updates your APhA profile with your completion. This impacts future verification of completion to employers, as well as, any future request for a certificate to be reissued.

    • Create a CPE Monitor account and obtain a NABP e-profile ID at NABP.net/CPE Monitor.
    • IMPORTANT: Only select CPE Monitor for the reason for the NABP e-profile at this time, unless your instructor tells you otherwise. This NABP e-profile is yours for the rest of your career.
    • CLAIM credit for any completed activity.
    • If your instructor wants a transcript of CPE (not a certificate), you can print this from your CPE Monitor account at NABP.net/CPE Monitor.