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Oregon Board of Pharmacy | CE Requirements

Last Updated: June 1, 2023

License Deadline: 6/30/2025

30 Hours

  • 23 General
  • 2 Pharmacy Law
  • 2 Patient Safety/Med Errors
  • 2 Cultural Competency
  • 1 Pain Management*

*Must be provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Health Authority

License Deadline: 6/30/2024

20 Hours

  • 14 General
  • 2 Pharmacy Law
  • 2 Patient Safety/Med Errors
  • 2 Cultural Competency

45 Hours

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

30 Hours

  • 24 General
  • 2 Law
  • 2 Patient Safety/Med Errors
  • 2 Cultural Competency

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

Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Oregon CE Requirements For Pharmacists

Oregon pharmacy licenses can be verified here.

Pharmacists in Oregon will need to renew their licenses by June 30 of every odd year. If renewals are submitted after the license expires, a late fee will be applicable.

Biennial Continuing Education Requirements

Required Subject Area

Required Number of Hours

General Hours

23

Pharmacy Law

2

Patient Safety or Medication Error Prevention

2

Cultural Competency

2

Pain Management*

1

*Must be provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Health Authority

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 Oregon Board of Pharmacy can then use CPE Monitor to electronically validate the completed credits.

Click here to learn more about CPE Monitor.

855-021-0005
Continuing Pharmacy Education Required for Pharmacist License Renewal

  1.  During the period from July 1 through June 30 of each biennial license renewal cycle, a pharmacist must have satisfactorily completed at least 30 hours of continuing pharmacy education. These hours must include at least:(a) Two hours of continuing pharmacy education in pharmacy law;
  • (b) Two hours of continuing pharmacy education in patient safety or medication error prevention;
  • (c) Two hours of continuing pharmacy education in cultural competency either approved by the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 413.450 or any cultural competency CPE; and
  • (d) One hour of continuing pharmacy education in pain management, provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Health Authority; and
  • (e) Twenty three additional hours of continuing pharmacy education.

 

  1. Section (1) does not apply to pharmacists applying for the first renewal of their license if they have not been licensed by the board for at least one year prior to July 1 of the renewal period.
  2. A pharmacist must retain documentation of completed continuing pharmacy education for six years and must provide this documentation if requested by the board.
  3. Continuing pharmacy education credit accumulated in excess of the required 30 contact hours for biennial license renewal cannot be carried forward.

 

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

In Oregon, pharmacists are required to complete a total of thirty continuing education (CE) hours per biennial license renewal cycle. Out of these thirty hours, two hours must be dedicated to pharmacy law education, two hours must be dedicated to patient safety, two hours must cover cultural competency, and one hour must be pain management education provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Health Authority.

These requirements do not apply to pharmacists who are renewing their license for the first time, provided they have not been licensed by the board for at least one year prior to July 1 of the renewal period.

Any excess continuing pharmacy education credit accumulated beyond the required 30 contact hours for the biennial license renewal cannot be carried over or applied towards future renewal cycles.

The process for getting a pharmacist license in Oregon is different depending on whether you are applying by examination, score transfer, or reciprocity. You can find the instructions that pertain to your situation on the Oregon Board of Pharmacy website here.

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Oregon CE Requirements For Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians in Oregon must renew their licenses every other year to maintain the right to practice. The renewal deadline is June 30 of each even year.

Biennial Continuing Education Requirements:

Required Subject Area

Required Number of Hours

General Hours

14

Pharmacy Law

2

Patient Safety of Medication Error Prevention

2

Cultural Competency

2

 

You can apply for a pharmacy technician license here.

855-021-0009
Continuing Pharmacy Education Required for Pharmacy Technician or Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician License Renewal

During the period from July 1 through June 30 of each biennial license renewal cycle, a Pharmacy Technician or Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician must have satisfactorily completed 20 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education. These hours must include:

  • (a) Two hours of continuing pharmacy education in pharmacy law;
  • (b) Two hours of continuing pharmacy education in patient safety or medication error prevention;
  • (c) Two hours of continuing pharmacy education in cultural competency either approved by the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 413.450 or any cultural competency effective July 1, 2023; and
  • (d) Fourteen additional hours of continuing pharmacy education or documented onsite training approved by the board.

  1.  Section (1)(a)(b) and (d) do not apply to a Pharmacy Technician or Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician applying for the first renewal of their license if they have not been licensed by the board for at least one year prior to July 1 of the renewal period. Section (1)(c) is required.
  2.  A Pharmacy Technician or Certified Oregon Pharmacy Technician must retain documentation of completed continuing pharmacy education for six years and must provide this documentation if requested by the board.
  3. Continuing pharmacy education credit accumulated in excess of the required 20 contact hours for biennial license renewal cannot be carried forward.
  4. If a license renewal is submitted after June 30th of the license renewal cycle, continuing pharmacy education must be completed prior to submission of the license renewal.
  5. Section (1)(a)(b) and (d) do not apply to a Pharmacy Technician applying for the first renewal of their license prior to July 1, 2023. Section (1)(c) is required.

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

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