General Education Information

ACPE Accreditation

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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.


ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Registrants may earn up to 27.00 contact hours (2.7 CEUs) of continuing education credit at the 2024 National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference.

Pharmacy Technicians

ASHP determines the number of contact hours for each session. Pharmacy technician registrants may earn up to 8.25 contact hours (8.25 CEUs) at the 2024 National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference.

  • Sessions specifically designed for pharmacy technicians are designated with a “T” following the ACPE number. For information on pharmacy technician certification and continuing education requirements, contact PTCB at 1-800-363-8012 or [email protected].

Some states have special criteria for program content to meet their requirements for continuing education. Check with your state to determine if such requirements exist and to determine which educational sessions meet those requirements.

Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs (TCEP) Education Credits

Designated sessions have been approved for Texas preceptor education and training credit. For sessions approved by TCEP for Texas preceptor credit, look for the statement “This program has been reviewed by the Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs (TCEP) and has been approved for preceptor education and training for Texas preceptors” within each session’s listing.

Educational Objectives

After participating in the 2024 National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference, participants should be able to:

  • Develop strategies for managing difficult situations encountered during precepting.
  • Identify barriers that may limit the development of the trainee.
  • Evaluate techniques that can enhance teaching and preceptor experiences.
  • Design a plan for preceptor development.

Target Audience

  • Residency program directors
  • Residency preceptors
  • Student preceptors
  • Deans of schools of pharmacy
  • Directors of pharmacy
  • Experiential coordinators
  • Interdisciplinary pharmacy precepting team members
  • Pharmacy technician educators

Continuing Pharmacy Education

In accordance with ACPE’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), ASHP fully supports the following:

Definition of Continuing Education Continuing pharmacy education for the profession of pharmacy is a structured educational activity designed or intended to support the continuing development of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to maintain and enhance their competence. Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) should promote problem-solving and critical thinking, and it should be applicable to the safe practice of pharmacy.

Active Learning
A basic principle and best practice in adult learning, active learning means interaction with faculty and other participants to improve learning, retention, and application of new knowledge and skills. Even in large sessions, faculty use participatory instructional techniques intended to engage you more fully as a learner.

Learning Assessment and Feedback 
Learning assessment and feedback are part of every activity; while participating in an activity, attendees will assess their own learning through various teaching formats and techniques.

Activity Types
CPE activities at the 2024 National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference are knowledge-based and application-based. Knowledge-based sessions are designed primarily for acquiring factual knowledge; application-based sessions primarily apply the information learned in the time allotted.

Topic Designations
ACPE universal activity number topic designations are used by boards of pharmacy when a specific type of continuing pharmacy education is required for relicensure:

01 | Disease state management/drug therapy
02 | HIV/AIDS therapy
03 | Law related to pharmacy practice
04 | Pharmacy administration
05 | Safety
06 | Immunizations
07 | Compounding
08 | Pain management
99 | Additional topic areas

ACPE standards require us to develop and conduct evaluations for each CPE activity. Beyond this requirement, your feedback is important to us for evaluating achievement of the learning objectives, quality of faculty, effectiveness of teaching methods and materials, and perceptions of commercial bias.

Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
The Standards for Integrity and Independence (SII) in Accredited Continuing Education are designed to ensure that accredited continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public, is based on valid content, and is free from commercial influence.

The standards were released in December 2020, replacing the Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CE Activities.

Financial Relationships Disclosure
Presenters, faculty, program chairs, planners, reviewers, ASHP staff, and others in control of CE content are required to disclose financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the SII). In accordance with these standards, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated before the CPE activity taking place. ASHP will disclose relevant financial relationship information to meeting attendees at the beginning of the education session. ASHP maintains disclosure information on file for six years. Poster disclosures are displayed in the lower-right corner of the posters.

Continuing Professional Development

An approach to lifelong learning, continuing professional development (CPD) is a process of active participation in learning activities geared to helping individuals develop and maintain continuing competence, enhance their professional practice, and support achievement of their career goals. CPD emphasizes self-reflection as well as educational plan development, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. Educational sessions and other activities at the meeting may form part of your own CPD plan. For more information, visit

Educational Session Materials

Materials will be available on the web-based itinerary planner on October 1 to download or print for all registered attendees.


Poster sessions allow attendees to informally discuss current projects in pharmacy practice with colleagues. This is your opportunity to pick up ideas from hundreds of successful programs that have worked in other healthcare systems.  Attend the virtual poster session on Day 2 of the conference for your chance to see what is happening in the precepting world that surrounds you.

NOTE: CPE credit is not offered for poster sessions.

Claiming CE

After participating in the educational activities of this conference, attendees process and claim their CE credit online through the ASHP Learning Center at Attendees claiming their CE online will be able to view their CE statements immediately. 

  • LIVE CE CREDIT: All attendees must complete an evaluation and claim their live CE credit by November 30, 2024. Sessions available for live CE can be identified by the “L” in the ACPE UAN number. Example: 0204-0000-24-850-L04-P
  • HOME STUDY CE CREDIT: All attendees must complete an evaluation and claim their home study CE by January 15, 2025. Sessions available for home study CE can be identified by the “H” in the ACPE UAN number. Example: 0204-0000-24-850-H04-P

NOTE: To ensure your credit hours have been transferred to CPE Monitor, verify the accuracy of your CPE Monitor profile before the live or home study CE deadlines. After these deadlines, ASHP is unable to transfer your CE credit hours to CPE Monitor.

NABP's CPE Monitor
To process CE, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must enter a National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) e-Profile ID, birth month, and date in the ASHP Learning Center. After you have entered this information, it is saved for future CE processing. Obtain an e-Profile ID on NABP's website at

Florida Department of Health Continuing Education Credits
Florida-licensed pharmacists must self-report their meeting continuing pharmacy education credit hours to CE Broker. ASHP is not offering Florida Consultant Pharmacy CE at this conference.