Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I set up my NABP e-Profile?
CPE Monitor, through the collaborative efforts of NABP, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and ACPE providers, allows you to electronically keep track of CPE credits from ACPE-accredited providers. To view and track these credits, you must first set up an NABP e-Profile. If you have not already set up an NABP e-Profile, go to www.MyCPEmonitor.net and register to obtain an NABP e-Profile ID. ACPE now requires all accredited CE providers to collect this ID number and the birth date (mmyy) from all CE participants prior to furnishing a statement of credit.
How does CPE Monitor work?
You will receive a unique ID after setting up your e-Profile with NABP and registering for CPE Monitor. ACPE-accredited providers have transitioned their systems to CPE Monitor, which means that you will need to provide your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth when you register for CPE or submit a request for credit. Transmission of CPE data is a three-step process:
- The provider receives the CPE claim and transmits it to ACPE.
- ACPE transmits the data to NABP.
- NABP displays this information in the CPE Monitor section of your e-Profile.
Please note that providers have up to 60 days to submit CPE claim data to ACPE.
In addition, it is anticipated that in 2013 boards of pharmacy will have the option of requesting reports on their licensees, eventually eliminating the need for you to send paper copies of CPE statements of credit to the boards for activities from ACPE-accredited providers.
In Phase 2 of the CPE Monitor initiative, CPE Monitor will add a function to track CPE from providers not accredited by ACPE in addition to CPE from ACPE-accredited providers. Until Phase 2 is completed, pharmacists and technicians will need to submit proof of non-ACPE accredited CPE directly to the board of pharmacy when required to do so.
What is the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education?
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for the delivery of pharmacist-provided patient care. ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of CPE.
California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of CPE.
An electronic Statement of Continuing Pharmacy Education will be provided to paid registrants who actively participate in the entire program and complete an online program evaluation. Accreditation on all courses expires three years from the date of initial presentation.
The Board of Registered Nursing and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board may accept ACPE accredited courses for license/certification renewal. However, it is the responsibility of nurses and pharmacy technicians to contact their respective boards to verify eligibility of any CE program.
What is ACPE's "Target Audience Designators" (P vs. T)?
ACPE-accredited providers are required to designate their CE programs with a “P” (pharmacist) or a “T” (pharmacy technician) based on the appropriateness of the content for each respective participant type. For example, if the content is at the level/scope of practice for a pharmacist, then a “P” designation will be added to the UAN, and if the content is at the level/scope of practice for a pharmacy technician, then a “T” designation will be added to the UAN. According to ACPE, Pharmacy Technicians may attend CE programs that are at the level/scope of practice for a pharmacist, and they can receive a Statement of Credit that reflects a “P” designation for such a course. However, it is the Pharmacy Technician’s responsibility to contact the appropriate re-licensure/recertification organization(s) regarding their specific policies for accepting “P vs. T” designations for credit.