Pharmacy Education Opportunities Offered by NCPA

Whether you are a pharmacy owner, staff pharmacist, or pharmacy technician, NCPA can help you meet your continuing education requirements through a mix of live and online CE activities.

Clinical Community Pharmacist Videos: A Five-Part Series to Help You Rethink Pharmacy (Non-CE)

This five-part video series produced by NCPA and sponsored by H. D. Smith will help you rethink your pharmacy to catalyze marketplace changes into a model that involves community pharmacy in a meaningful, profitable way.


NCPA Innovation Center Free Education Webinar Series—LIVE

This monthly live webinar series for pharmacy owners and wannabe owners covers a wide range of business-focused topics. Join us the second Wednesday of every month for a live, one-hour webinar to discover new ideas and ways to succeed in pharmacy ownership. (Each webinar provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of CE credit.)

Check out our upcoming schedule and archived webinars.

Free Online Articles & Courses

Access a library of timely, relevant continuing pharmacy education topics, such as functional medicines, treatment options for opioids, heart failure, and countless other articles that have appeared in America's Pharmacist or other publications. (Number of CE contact hours varies by article/course.)


NCPA Programs/Workshops—LIVE

Attend an NCPA program or educational workshop to meet all of your pharmacy business owner needs (number of CE contact hours varies by program):

Mental Health First Aid

Earn 8.0 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of pharmacist or pharmacy technician CE for being trained in Mental Health First Aid. Any Adult training found in the Mental Health First Aid database is eligible for CE.

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid here.

Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training

Developed by Bruce Berger and Bill Villaume, the comMIt program will show you how to get to the bottom of potential issues behind non-adherence, focusing on such topics as starting an interaction, non-threatening ways to correct misunderstanding, getting buy-in and so much more, in six online, interactive, work-at-your-own-pace modules.

Learn more about Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training here.

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.

Learn more about Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Prescribing Pharmacist here.

NEW CE Activity Submission Policy

Starting in 2018, there will be a charge of $200 from ACPE for filing for CE after the 60-day submission deadline. NCPA has established "free pass" filing periods for March, August, and December of 2018 where your overdue activities can still be filed at no charge. Please contact Sue Hagler at with any questions and activities you need submitted. Have the following information ready: e-Profile ID, DOB (MMDD), and ACPE UAN for each activity.