ASHP launches certificate programs for pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently introduced its online continuing education (CE) program.

The first offering, "The Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists," is a certificate program for pharmacists interested in teaching pharmacy residents, student pharmacists and other health care professionals. The program was designed by ASHP in partnership with the University of Kentucky.

Pharmacists enrolled in the self-guided online program can earn 16.5 hours of CE credits. Included in the program are three education tracks consisting of 40 modules. The three tracks cover teaching practice basics, traditional instruction and teaching in a pharmacy practice environment. Participants can claim CE credits as each module is completed.

The Pharmacy Informatics and Sterile Product Preparation Training certificate programs are scheduled for launch in May. Pharmacy Informatics will include 19 modules for a total of 18.25 CE hours. The Sterile Product Preparation Training will include 15 modules plus activities in two tracks. It will provide 15.75 CE hours.

To receive an ASHP professional certificate, the participant must finish all modules and exercises in the online program. An individual or institution as well as ASHP members and non-members may purchase a certificate program. ASHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
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