Women's Health

Contraceptive Education and Certification
for the Prescribing Pharmacist

Women's access to oral and trans-dermal contraceptives continues to expand throughout the United States by allowing pharmacists to furnish contraceptives. Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification, an online certification course, is now available for pharmacists practicing in participating states. The course, developed by Oregon State University College of Pharmacy faculty with guidance from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, the Oregon Health Authority, and others, prepares pharmacists to take on this new duty of prescribing hormonal birth control. The Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification course for pharmacists is recognized as the gold standard across the country.


The NCPA Innovation Center is partnering with OSU to offer NCPA members a discounted rate to complete the certificate program. To receive the NCPA Member pricing, visit the OSU page, select the correct state and enter discount code NCPA100 on the payment screen during registration.

Registration is available for the following states: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington

More states are being added quickly as legislation continues to pass across the nation. Check back often if you don't see your state listed. To ensure proper certification and third-party reimbursement, be sure to register for the course for the state in which you are a licensed pharmacist. If you are licensed in multiple states, please email Paige Clark to discuss which state best suits your needs. More information about the course.