Any college course in the following topics will be accepted:
- life sciences
- pharmaceutical sciences
Applicable college courses with a grade of "C" or better also are eligible for CE credit at the rate of 15 CE hours for each 3 credit-hour course offered on a semester basis (i.e., three hours a week for 15 weeks). Courses offered on a quarterly basis will be credited for 15 hours for a 4 credit-hour course (i.e., four hours per week for approximately 11 weeks). A college transcript is an acceptable Certificate of Participation.
Note: The maximum number of CE credits earned through college courses during a two-year period is 15.
Certificates of Participation
Certificates of Participation must be obtained for each CE program.
This certificate must include:
- Participant's name
- Date of the program
- Name of the sponsor*
- Program title and number of contact hours
- Signature of a person responsible for the program
If the CE provider is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), the ACPE program number also should be included. ACPE accreditation of the program provider is not mandatory to receive continuing education credit. Please note that ACPE accredits CE providers and is not a CE provider. ACPE should not be listed as the name of the sponsor.
Certified Pharmacy Technicians may be randomly selected for an audit of continuing education credits. If you are notified that you were randomly selected for audit, you will need to list all continuing education hours on the audit application and send photocopies of the continuing education Certificates of Participation and/or the ExCPT Continuing Education Form(s).
ExCPT does not charge certificants a fee for being audited. Audit applications not completed correctly, however, will be returned and will require a $10 reapplication fee. We recommend that you keep copies of your continuing education Certificates of Participation for at least 1 year after your certification expiration date.