With regard to continuing pharmacy education, if providers need to repurpose and/or add different formats of the CE activities due to cancellations, ACPE is waiving the policy of submission of CPE activities in the Provider Web Tool 14 days prior to the initial release date until further notice. As a friendly reminder, ACPE defines live CE as “Live interaction between the speaker and audience.” In addition, many providers would like to plan and conduct CE activities related to the coronavirus and are requesting to submit these activities in ACPE’s Provider Web Tool within 14 days of the release date. ACPE will waive this policy to accommodate the urgency of education related to the coronavirus. We have added Coronavirus and COVID-19 as available keywords to consider. Other keywords, if applicable, that may be used are Infectious Disease, Viral Infections, Antivirals. A list of coronavirus-related content available for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can be found here.
ASHP/ACPE-accredited technician education and training programs are also receiving advisories from their institutions. During the pandemic, decisions to move coursework online or provide alternative supervised practice experiences, as long as the program meets the boundaries set by the ASHP/ACPE Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs, as applicable to your program, are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a representative from ASHP. Please contact the Accreditation Services Office at ASHP, Lisa S. Lifshin, RPH, Senior Director of Pharmacy Technician Accreditation and Residency Services, email@example.com, to address your specific questions.