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California State Board of Pharmacy

Continuing Education Credit

Earn Six Hours of CE for Attending One Full Day of a Board of Pharmacy Meeting

Continuing education hours may be earned by pharmacists who wish to learn more about the issues and operations of the board by attending a board meeting. A pharmacist may acquire six CE hours once a year by attending one full day of the board’s quarterly meetings. (Board members are not eligible for this CE.) A pharmacist must attend the full business day session (this is designated) of the board meeting to earn the continuing education credit; no partial credit will be given.

Board meetings are held at different sites throughout the state to give the public and as many licensees as possible the opportunity to attend board meetings; all interested parties are encouraged to attend. Additional information regarding sites and agendas are posted on the Board’s Web site approximately 10 days prior to meetings, or you may contact the board at (916) 574-7900.

Questions and Answers

Q – Will CE certificates be distributed following the meeting?

A – Certificates will be mailed to the licensee within 30 days of the board meeting.

Q – Does a pharmacist have to be present throughout the full meeting day to earn CE credits?

A – Yes. You will be required to sign in and sign out.

Q – Will certificates be issued for less than 6 hours?

A – No.

Q – Will credit be given for attendance at more than one meeting during a calendar year?

A – No. Only 6 hours will be awarded per calendar year to any pharmacist.

Q – Can more than 6 hours of board meeting attendance be used towards fulfilling the CE requirement if attendance is in 2 calendar years?

A – Yes, as long as the hours were earned in 2 different calendar years, at least one year apart.

Q – Will the Board provide duplicate certificates to those who lose the original?

A – Yes.