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Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Caroline Juran
Executive Director
Perimeter Center, 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Office: (804) 367-4456
Fax: (804) 527-4472
Email: pharmbd@dhp.virginia.gov
Website: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/pharmacy

 

Pharmacist
General CE: 15 Credits Due Date (M/D/Y): 12/31/2017

54.1-3314.1 Continuing education requirements; exemptions; extensions; procedures; out-of-state licensees; nonpractice licenses.

A. Each pharmacist shall have obtained a minimum of fifteen (15) continuing education hours of pharmaceutical education through an approved continuing pharmaceutical education program during the year immediately preceding his license renewal date.

B. An approved continuing pharmaceutical education program shall be any program approved by the Board.

C. Pharmacists who have been initially licensed by the Board during the one (1) year preceding the license renewal date shall not be required to comply with the requirement on the first license renewal date that would immediately follow.

D. The Board may grant an exemption from the continuing education requirement if the pharmacist presents evidence that failure to comply was due to circumstances beyond the control of the pharmacist.

E. Upon written request of a pharmacists, the Board may grant an extension of one (1) year in order for a pharmacists to fulfill the continuing education requirements for the period of time in question. Such extension shall not relieve the pharmacist of complying with the continuing education requirement for the current period.

F. The pharmacist shall attest to the fact that he had completed the continuing education requirements as specified by the Board.

G. The following shall apply to the requirements for continuing pharmaceutical education:
(1) The provider of an approved continuing education program shall issued to each pharmacist who has successfully completed a program certification that the pharmacist has completed specified number of hours.
(2) The certificates so issued to the pharmacist shall be maintained by the pharmacist for a period of two (2) years following the renewal of his license.
(3) The pharmacist shall provide the Board, upon request, with certification of completion of continuing education programs in a manner to be determined by the Board.

H. Pharmacists who are also licensed in other states and who have obtained a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of approved continuing education requirements for other states need not obtain additional hours.

I. The Board shall provide for an inactive status for those pharmacists who do not wish to practice in Virginia. The Board shall require that upon request for change from inactive to active status proof of continuing education hours as specified in regulations. No person shall practice in Virginia unless he holds a current active license.

J. As part of the annual fifteen (15)-hour requirement, the Board may require up to two (2) hours of continuing education in a specific subject area. If the Board designates a subject area for continuing education, it shall publish such requirement no later than January 1 of the calendar year for which the specific CE is required.

Pharmacy Technician
General CE: 5 Credits Due Date (M/D/Y): 1/1/2018

18VAC110-20-106. Requirements for continued competency.

A. A pharmacy technician shall be required to have completed a minimum of 0.5 CEUs or five contact hours of approved continuing education for each annual renewal of registration. Hours in excess of the number required for renewal may not be transferred or credited to another year.

B. An approved continuing education program shall meet the requirements as set forth in subsection B of 18VAC110-20-90 or subsection B of 18VAC110-20-100.

C. Upon written request of a pharmacy technician, the board may grant an extension of up to one year in order for the pharmacy technician to fulfill the continuing education requirements for the period of time in question. The granting of an extension shall not relieve the pharmacy technician from complying with current year requirements. Any subsequent extension shall be granted for good cause shown.

D. Original certificates showing successful completion of continuing education programs shall be maintained by the pharmacy technician for a period of two years following the renewal of his registration. The pharmacy technician shall provide such original certificates to the board upon request in a manner to be determined by the board.

*Technicians are allowed to receive credit for Pharmacist only courses (ACPE Number ending with a "P")*

 

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