Continuing Education

All licensees must have a NABP e-profile ID for the NABP CPE Monitor Service with NABP (National Association of Board of Pharmacy). The e-profile ID will be used to conduct CE audits. To create an e-profile ID, go to https://nabp.pharmacy.  Click on “CPE Monitor” at the top of the page then select the “Log In to CPE Monitor via e-Profile” and click on “Customers” and create a login.

The requirements for continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are set forth in S.C. Code Ann. § 40-43-130.  A brief overview of the requirements is set forth below.

Overview of CE Requirements for Pharmacists

  • Pharmacists must complete fifteen hours (1.5 CEUs) of ACPE or CME Category-1 continuing education each license year for renewal.
  • Fifty percent of the total number of hours (7.5 hours) must be in drug therapy or patient safety.
  • At least one (1) hour of ACPE continuing education must be related to approved procedures for monitoring controlled substances.
  • Hours completed in excess of the requirement may be carried forward for credit in the next license year but may not be carried forward for more than one license year.
  • At least one (1) hour of ACPE continuing education regarding administration of immunizations for Pharmacists who administer immunizations.

Overview of CE Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians

  • Pharmacy Technicians must complete ten hours of ACPE or CME category-1 continuing education each license year for renewal. CE must be taken before renewing a registration each year.
  • Pharmacy Technicians are exempt from continuing education requirements while enrolled in a pharmacy technician program, as well as during the first renewal period following successful completion of the program. Section 40-43-130(H)
  • Pharmacy technicians are exempt from continuing education requirements for the first renewal period following initial registration. Section 40-43-82(G)
  • Hours completed in excess of requirements may be carried forward in the next registration year but may not be carried forward for more than one registration year.