my CDM credential, I am now in charge of managing an asthma management
program for a major medical group"
Los Angeles, CA
NISPC credentialed pharmacist must complete 30 hours of ACPE approved
continuing education in the specific disease state within the three-year
certification period; 10 of those hours must be obtained during
the third year. Copies of the certificates of continuing education
must be kept for at least one year after the certification expiration
date. For multiple credentials, a pharmacist must obtain a separate
30 hours of credit for each specific disease. For example, a pharmacist
certified in asthma and diabetes would need 30hrs of asthma and
30 hours of diabetes CEs for a total of 60 hours of CEs
in a three-year period.
for pharmacists receiving their NISPC credential beginning in 2000.
Pharmacists who received their NISPC credential in 1998 and
1999 are exempt from the disease specific CEs ONLY for
the first recertification period. However, they are responsible
for maintaining the thirty (30) hours of CE during their current
will randomly audit a certain number of NISPC certified pharmacists
for verification of continuing education. If audited, list all continuing
education hours on the continuing education record and send photocopies
of the certificates of participation. NISPC reserves the right to
audit NISPC credentialed pharmacists at anytime.
Education Continuing education can be obtained from many sources
including but not limited to:
- State and
national pharmacy organizations
- Trade and
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