Meeting the Requirements for Accreditation of an PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program – A Skills Workshop

APhA Live Offerings 

In this workshop, participants who are preparing to undergo a community pharmacy residency accreditation/reaccreditation visit will have an opportunity to explore accreditation requirements in detail. The workshop, which will be led by site accreditation team members from APhA and ASHP, will be a hands-on opportunity to evaluate, develop and refine residency program materials with the goal of aligning materials with accreditation requirements. Topics that will be explored include policies and procedures, pharmacy service requirements and learning experiences, evaluations, and preceptor roles. Best practice examples will be provided and participants may have the opportunity to have their own materials critiqued.


This workshop is designed for participants who have a PGY1 community pharmacy practice residency program that is either preparing for reaccreditation, or is in candidate status for accreditation with a resident currently in the program. Participants must complete pre-work and bring to the workshop a laptop and flash drive (or similar device) with existing program materials on them. Additional prerequisites apply and preregistration is required.


Program Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • List key accreditation requirements for PGY1 community pharmacy residencies.
  • Describe critical factors for the design and conduct of quality of community pharmacy residency programs.
  • Evaluate whether sample residency documents meet PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency accreditation requirements. 
  • Assess existing PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency materials and documents and refine/modify them as needed to meet accreditation requirements.
  • Create new documents needed to meet accreditation requirements.
  • Evaluate whether existing pharmacy services meet accreditation requirements.
Program Components

Webinar – 1 hour of didactic learning providing background on accreditation and other pertinent material – completed at your convenience prior to the live workshop.


Live Workshop – An interactive, active learning experience providing training in the review, analysis, evaluation and quality improvement of program materials (e.g., purpose statements, learning experience descriptions, summative and formative evaluations, customized residency plans, policies, etc.). Application of skills will be then used on participants own program materials brought to the workshop. 



Participants must:

  1. Have completed a RLS Workshop for PGY1 Community Residency Programs to attend the workshop;
  2. Have a resident enrolled in their program at the time of the workshop;
  3. Bring residency documents from their program to review and work on during the workshop;
  4. Read and review accreditation regulations, standards and outcomes, goals and objectives for PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Programs prior to the workshop;
  5. Bring a laptop to the session with a flash drive.
  6. Participate in the archived 1-hour webinar prior to attending the workshop.
Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information


The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



To obtain 7 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.70 CEUs) for completing "Meeting the Requirements for Accreditation of an PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program – A Skills Workshop", participants must watch the archived webinar, actively participate in the workshop and successfully complete the CPE examination and evaluation questions. 


APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the test. 


"Meeting the Requirements for Accreditation of an PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program – A Skills Workshop" is a live activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


Initial Release Date: March 29, 2014

Expiration Date: March 29, 2016

ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0204-0000-14-004-L04-P 

Activity Type:  Application-based

Target Audience:  residency program directors, site coordinators, preceptors and residents who are preparing to undergo a community pharmacy residency accreditation/reaccreditation visit

Activity Fee

There is a $325 fee for APhA members and a $575 fee for nonmembers to participate in this activity. Become an APhA member now and enroll at the member rate.


Special Offerings

APhA arranges special offerings of the Meeting the Requirements for Accreditation of a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program for individual residency programs, on-site at the individual residency program location. This convenient option offers one-on-one interaction with program personnel who are preparing to participate in the initial accreditation or reaccreditation process.  Opportunity to actively review, discuss, critique and prepare for revision if necessary.   


To inquire about fees and availability for Special Offerings contact James A. Owen, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Vice President of Practice and Science.


Technology requirements and suggestions for a better learning experience.

In order to participate in this activity, participants must have access to a computer with these minimum system requirements:

Hardware Requirements
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 16-bit video card capable of 1024x768 screen resolution or better
  • Speakers or headphones
Software Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows Users
    • Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Windows NT 4.0 SP6a, Windows 2000 SP4, or Windows XP Service Pack 1,Service Pack 2, or Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
    • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Firefox 1.5 or later, or Chrome
  • Apple Users
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • Safari, Firefox, or Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player Version 10
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Additional software (for, Windows, Mac OS and all other operating systems, including mobile platforms)