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Alabama Board of Pharmacy | CE Requirements | Live Cert

Last Updated: December 29, 2022

45 Hours

  • 23 Hours Live
  • 19 Hours General
  • 3 Hours Medication Errors
  • No carry-over credit is allowed

License Deadline: 12/31/24

30 Hours

  • 24 General
  • 6 Live
 

 

Is this your first renewal & less than 12 months from initial licensure?

0 Hours 

 

Is this your first renewal & more than 12 months from initial licensure?

15 Hours 

 

License Deadline: 12/31/2023

6 Hours

  • 4 General
  • 2 Live
 

 

Is this your first renewal & less than 12 months from initial licensure?

0 Hours


Is this your first renewal & more than 12 months from initial licensure?

3 Hours

45 Hours

  • 23 Hours Live
  • 19 Hours General
  • 3 Hours Medication Errors
  • No carry-over credit is allowed

45 Hours

  • 23 Hours Live
  • 19 Hours General
  • 3 Hours Medication Errors
  • No carry-over credit is allowed

45 Hours

  • 23 Hours Live
  • 19 Hours General
  • 3 Hours Medication Errors
  • No carry-over credit is allowed

Alabama Board of Pharmacy

Alabama CE Requirements For Pharmacists

Alabama pharmacy licenses are available for review, and can be verified here.

Alabama Board of Pharmacy licensees must renew their licenses biennially to maintain the right to practice. All pharmacy licenses expire on December 31 of even-numbered years.

All board credentials can be renewed online through the board’s online portal.

Biennial Continuing Education Requirements
Required Subjet AreaRequired Number of Hours
General Hours24
Live Hours6

The requirements above do not apply to pharmacists applying for the first renewal of their license. If you have only been licensed for one full calendar year, you must complete 15 hours of continuing education for the first renewal of your license. If you have been licensed for less than one full calendar year, you are not required to complete any continuing education for your first license renewal.

 

Additional Certification CE Requirements

Consultant CE Requirements

In alignment with the pharmacist license, the consultant certification must be renewed every 2 years. Consultants must complete 8 live CE hours during each renewal cycle. 

Nuclear CE Requirements

In alignment with the pharmacist license, the nuclear certification must be renewed every 2 years. To renew this certification you must have completed 2 hours of CE related to nuclear pharmacy in the previous calendar year.

Parenteral CE Requirements

Pharmacists approved by ALBOP as parenteral pharmacists must complete 2 hours of board-approved CE each renewal cycle.

Preceptor CE Requirements

Pharmacists approved by ALBOP as preceptors must complete a 2-hour board-approved training seminar each renewal cycle. Full-time faculty members of a school of pharmacy may otherwise be approved by the school of pharmacy for curriculum hours.

 

Tracking CE in alabama with CPE Monitor

What is CPE Monitor?

CPE Monitor is an electronic tracking system provided by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). It allows pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily track their completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits.

How does it work?

Continuing education providers report credits to CPE Monitor after a participant completes their program using the participant’s NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth. The Alabama State Board of Pharmacy can then use CPE Monitor to electronically validate the completed credits.
 

Rule No. 680-X-2-.35 Continuing Education for Pharmacists.

(1) Pharmacists shall complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education each renewal cycle as a condition of licensure renewal. By submitting the biennial renewal, a pharmacist is representing their compliance with this requirement by the end of the relevant renewal cycle.

(2) Section (1) shall not apply to pharmacists applying for the first renewal of their license. If a pharmacist has only been licensed for one full calendar year, they shall complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing education for the first renewal of their license. If a pharmacist has been licensed for less than one full calendar year, no continuing education is required for the first renewal of their license.

(3) In order to receive credit for continuing education, the continuing education shall be previously approved by the Board. Any requests for approval of continuing education shall be submitted to the Board no less than thirty (30) calendar days prior to offering of the continuing education. A condition of approval shall be that the continuing education is pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. However, this requirement shall not apply to ACPE or ACCME approved continuing education courses for which a program number is available.

(4) Continuing Education may be completed by either attendance or by distance-based program, video or by publications; however, a pharmacist must complete at least six (6) hours of live continuing education through attendance at a course(s), within the renewal cycle. If a pharmacist has only been licensed for one fuIl calendar year, they must complete at least three (3) hours of live continuing education.

(5) It is the responsibility of each pharmacist to maintain and compile accurate records relating to all continuing education courses or activities they have attended and completed. It shall be the responsibility of each pharmacist to maintain above described documentation and information pertaining to each year for a period of two (2) years and this information shall be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy within thirty (30) calendar days after a request for the same by the Board.

(6) The Board of Pharmacy shaIl randomly audit the continuing education documentation or information to be maintained or submitted by each pharmacist as described herein to assure compliance with these rules. Failure to maintain the documentation or information set forth in these rules or the submission of false or misleading information or documentation to the Board of Pharmacy or failure to submit requested documentation or information within the time specified by the Board may subject the pharmacist, on the first violation to a non-disciplinary administrative penalty authorized by Code of A1a. 1975, 534-23-33 (b) an amount not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) as determined by the board.

(7) Upon written request to the Board of Pharmacy, and upon the demonstration of good and sufficient cause, the Board of Pharmacy may grant a waiver or extension of time for the completion of the annual hour requirements for continuing education as set forth herein. The pharmacist who seeks such a waiver or extension shall submit to the Board of Pharmacy any documentation required by the Board which the Board deems appropriate for it to make a decision concerning that waj-ver or extension.

(8) Any pharmacist who allows their license to lapse for a minimum of one (1) calendar year but not more than five (5) calendar years, shall be required as a condition for reinstatement to provide documentation of their completion of fifteen (15) hours of continuing education in the manner prescribed above for each lapsed calendar year. If a license is lapsed for more than five (5) calendar years, in addition to the examination requirement set forth in Code of AIa. 197 5 s34-23-52, the Board may require as a condition for reinstatement any amount of continuing education deemed appropriate.

We cannot guarantee this is the most up-to-date version of this rule. Please refer to the Alabama Administrative Code for the most accurate information.

Pharmacists must complete thirty hours of continuing education by the end of each biennial renewal cycle in order to renew their licenses. Six of these hours must be live continuing education. This live continuing education may be completed through in-person attendance or by distance-based online learning.

This does not apply to pharmacists applying for the first renewal of their license. If you have only been licensed for one full calendar year, you must complete fifteen hours of continuing education for the first renewal of your license. If you have been licensed for less than one full calendar year, you are not required to complete any continuing education for your first license renewal.

Pharmacists are required to maintain accurate records of their completed CE courses or activities. The Alabama Board of Pharmacy conducts random audits of continuing education documentation and information.

 

The process for getting a pharmacist license in Alabama is different depending on whether you are a new Samford or Auburn grad, a new out-of-state grad, a reciprocating pharmacist, or a foreign graduate. You can find the instructions that pertain to your situation and apply on the Alabama Board of Pharmacy website here.

Finding engaging, affordable online live CE is important for pharmacists in Florida, but it can be difficult to find what you need to meet your license renewal requirements.  If you are looking for free online live CE that covers topics including medication error and controlled substance CE, you can unlock unlimited access to freeCE’s live calendar with a Gold Membership. For one low price, you can access all the CE you need to renew your license in one place and save valuable time and energy finding multiple options that fit your schedule and professional needs.

Explore freeCE’s packages here.

The Alabama Board of Pharmacy requires 6 hours of live CE. Traditionally, pharmacists can earn live CE through in-person seminars or meetings. However, you also have the option to earn these credit hours with online webinars. Online live CE fulfills all the requirements of in-person activities, including interactive Q&A sessions with the faculty, all while being fully digital.

If you struggle to fit in-person live CE into your busy schedule, live webinars may be an excellent option for you. Webinars come in different lengths and formats and cover a variety of topics, from general drug therapy activities to Alabama board-approved specific topics, such as medication errors and controlled substances. 

 Online Live CEIn Person Live CE
Q&A with faculty

Credit-based on attendance (no post-test)

Accessible from any location

 
Interaction with other students 

 

For every biennial renewal cycle, Pharmacists in Alabama are required to earn 30 hours of CE credit, 6 of which must be live. As an ACPE-accredited continuing education provider, freeCE meets both your live and general requirements.

To help you find the CE you need to renew your license, freeCE has a wide variety of activities. We add new content to our catalog on a regular basis so you can not only meet your requirements each cycle, but you can choose the activities which interest you most. freeCE doesn’t just offer adequate training. We provide training that is educational and interesting. These activities are available in both live and on-demand formats and cover important topics from diverse perspectives. Explore freeCE’s packages here.

Alabama CE Requirements For Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians in Alabama must renew their certificates every odd year to maintain the right to practice. Registration starts on October 1. The biennial renewal deadline is on December 31 of each odd year. The online renewal window closes on January 31, and after that technicians will need to complete an online reinstatement application.

Biennial Continuing Education Requirements

Prior to biennial reregistration, pharmacy technicians must complete 6 hours of technician-specific ACPE or board-approved continuing education, 2 of which must be live.

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of Hours*
General Hours4
Live Hours2

The requirements above do not apply to pharmacy technicians applying for the first renewal of their license. If you have only been licensed for one full calendar year, you must complete 3 hours of continuing education for the first renewal of your license. If you have been licensed for less than one full calendar year, you are not required to complete any continuing education for your first license renewal.

Rule No. 680-X-2-.37 Continuing Education for Pharmacy Technicians.

(1) Pharmacy Technicians shall [obtain] six (6) hours of continuing education within the renewal period, as a condition of registration renewal. By submitting the biennial renewal, a pharmacy technician is representing their compliance with this requirement by the end of the relevant renewal cycle.

(2) Section (1) shall not apply to pharmacy technicians applying for the first renewal of their registration. If a pharmacy technician has only been registered for one full calendar year, they shall complete three (3) hours of continuing education for the first renewal of their license. If a pharmacy technician has been licensed for less than one full calendar year, no continuing education is required for the first renewal of their license.

(3) In order to recei-ve credit for continuing education, the continuing education shall be previously approved by the Board. Any requests for approval of continuing education shall be submitted to the Board no less than thirty (30) calendar days prior to offering of the continuing education. A condition of approval shall be that the continuing education is pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. However, this requirement shall not apply to ACPE approved continuing education courses for which a program number is available.

(4) Continuing Education may be completed by either attendance or by distance-based program, video or by publications; however, a pharmacy technician must complete at least two (2) hours of live continuing education through attendance at a course(s), within each renewal cycle. If a pharmacy technician has only been registered for one full calendar year, they must complete at least one (1) hour of live continuing education.

(5) It is the responsibility of each pharmacy technician to maintain and compile accurate records relating to all continuing education courses or activities they have attended and completed. It shall be the responsibility of each pharmacy technician to maintain above described documentation and information pertaining to each renewal period for a period of two (2) years and this information shall be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy within thirty (30) calendar days after a request for the same by the Board.

(6) The Board of Pharmacy shall randomly audit the continuing education documentation or information to be maintained or submitted by each pharmacy technician as described herein to assure compliance with these rules. Failure to maintain the documentation or information set forth in these rules or the submission of false or misleading information or documentation to the Board of Pharmacy or faiLure to submit requested documentation or information within the time specified by the Board may subject the pharmacy technician, on the first violation to a non-disciplinary administrative penalty authorized by Code of Ala. 1975, 534-23-132 an amount not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00) or more than one hundred dollars ($100.0) as determined by the board.

(7) Upon written request to the Board of Pharmacy, and upon the demonstration of good and sufficient cause, the Board of Pharmacy may grant a waiver or extension of time for the completion of the annual hour requirements for continuing education as set forth herein. The pharmacy technician who seeks such a waiver or extension shall submit to the Board of Pharmacy any documentation required by the Board which the Board deems appropriate for it to make a decision concerning that waiver or extension.

(8) Any pharmacy technician who allows their registration to lapse for a minimum of one (1) calendar year but not more than five (5) caIendar years, shall be required as a condition for

three (3) hours of continuing education in the manner described above for each Iapsed calendar year. If a registration is lapsed for more than five (5) calendar years, the Board may require as a condition for reinstatement any amount of continuing education deemed appropriate.

We cannot guarantee this is the most up-to-date version of this rule. Please refer to the Alabama Administrative Code for the most accurate information.

You can apply for a pharmacy technician registration here.

The Alabama Board of Pharmacy requires 2 hours of live CE per renewal cycle. Traditionally, pharmacy technicians would almost exclusively earn live CE through in-person seminars or meetings. However, in the state of Alabama, you also have the option to earn these credit hours with online webinars. Online live CE fulfills all the requirements of in-person activities, including interactive Q&A sessions with the faculty, all while being fully digital.

If you struggle to fit in-person live CE into your busy schedule, live webinars may be an excellent option for you. Webinars come in different lengths and formats and cover a variety of topics, allowing you to choose the activity that’s right for you. It can be difficult to find in-person live CE designed to meet your specific needs as a pharmacy technician and fit it into your busy schedule. 

 Online Live CEIn Person Live CE
Q&A with faculty

Credit-based on attendance (no post-test)

Accessible from any location

 
Interaction with other students 

Are you looking for online live CE? Look no further. freeCE has the most comprehensive webinar schedule around, including a growing selection of activities designed specifically for pharmacy technicians. Explore freeCE’s packages here.

Pharmacy technicians in Alabama are required to earn 6 hours of CE credit annually. As an ACPE-accredited continuing education provider, freeCE can help you meet your requirements. 

To help you find the CE you need to renew your license, freeCE has a wide variety of activities. We add new content to our catalog of pharmacy technician CE on a regular basis so you can not only meet your annual renewal requirements each cycle, but you can choose the activities which meet your professional needs. freeCE doesn’t just offer adequate training–we provide training that is educational and interesting in both live and on-demand formats. Explore freeCE’s packages here.

Pharmacy technicians have busy schedules and need a way to earn CE credit whenever and wherever. If you need CE fast, freeCE’s comprehensive catalog of on-demand is perfect for you. When you buy a freeCE unlimited CE package, you get 24-7 access to hundreds of hours of on-demand CE, with plenty of options designed especially to meet Florida pharmacy technicians’ needs.

freeCE’s on-demand continuing education activities come in a variety of formats including:

  • Webcasts: These video activities are perfect for technicians who enjoy both auditory and visual activities. These activities have many of the benefits of live CE but are available 24-7.
  • Monographs: These written activities are a great way to earn credit at whatever pace fits your needs. If you learn best by reading, freeCE’s monograph library has many activities for you.
  • Express CE: These bite-sized activities are designed so you can earn 0.25 hours of CE in 15 minutes or less. Perfect for fitting into a busy schedule, these activities let you earn credit between your daily tasks. 

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