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For Initial Licensure Renewal of a Pharmacist License
Licensees initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from the continuing education (CE) requirements for renewal with the exception of:
- One (1) hour course relating to HIV/AIDS
- If the initial renewal occurs 12 months or more after the initial licensure, then 15 hours of continued professional pharmaceutical education hours shall be completed prior to the renewal of the license but no earlier than the date of initial licensure (five (5) hours live, two (2) hours in medical errors and one (1) hour relating to HIV/AIDS)
For Licensure Renewal Following Your First Biennium
Pharmacist: 30 hours of approved CE within the 24 month period prior to the expiration date of the license (10 hours live and two (2) hours in medical errors). For pharmacists who are certified to immunize a 3-hour course offered by a statewide association of physicians in this state on the safe and effective administration of vaccines and epinephrine autoinjection is required beginning this biennium which ends September 30, 2013. Currently there is one approved course available online at http://pharmacistonlinece.com The Board of Pharmacy and CE Broker websites will be updated as additional courses become available.
Consultant Pharmacist: 24 hours of CE within the 24 month period prior to the expiration date of the license.
Nuclear Pharmacist: 24 hours of CE within the 24 month period prior to the expiration date of the license.
Registered Pharmacy Technician:12 hours of continuing education for the first renewal cycle ending on December 31, 2012. Any continuing education hours earned after January 1, 2010 may be used to fulfill the renewal requirements for the renewal of the license. Of the twelve (12) hours, one (1) hour must be a Board approved HIV/Aids course and two (2) hours must be a Board approved Medication Errors course. At least two (2) of the required 12 hours must be obtained as "live" continuing education. Technicians licensed after January 1, 2012 are only required to complete a one (1) hour Board approved HIV/Aids course.
Beginning 1/1/2013: 20 hours of CE within the 24 month period prior to the expiration date of the license (four (4) hours live and two (2) hours in medical errors).
- Two (2) of the thirty (30) hours must relate to prevention of medical errors, including a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.
- Five hours of live education in the subject area of risk management may be obtained by attending one full day or eight (8) hours of a board meeting at which disciplinary hearings are conducted by the Board of Pharmacy in compliance with the following:
- The licensee must remain in continuous attendance
- The licensee cannot receive continuing education credit for attendance at a board meeting if required to appear before the board
- The maximum continuing education hours allowable per biennium shall be ten (10)
- The licensee must sign in with the Executive Director or designee of the Board before the meeting day begins
- A member of the Board of Pharmacy may obtain five (5) hours of continuing education in the subject area of risk management for attendance at one Board meeting at which disciplinary hearings are conducted. The maximum continuing education hours allowable per biennium shall be ten (10).
- Up to five hours per biennium of continuing education credit may be fulfilled by the performance of volunteer services to the indigent as provided in Section 456.013(9), F.S., or to underserved populations, or in areas of critical need within the state where the licensee practices. In order to receive credit, the licensee must make application to and receive approval in advance from the Board. Application shall be made on form DH-MQA 1170 (Rev. 02/09), Individual Request for Continuing Education for Volunteers, which is hereby incorporated by reference. The form can be obtained from the Board of Pharmacy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254. One hour credit shall be given for each two hours volunteered in the 24 months prior to the expiration date of the license. In the application for approval, the licensee shall disclose the type, nature and extent of services to be rendered, the facility where the services will be rendered, the number of patients expected to be serviced, and a statement indicating that the patients to be served are indigent. If the licensee intends to provide services in underserved or critical need areas, the application shall provide a brief explanation as to those facts. A licensee who is completing community service as a condition of discipline imposed by the board cannot use such service to complete continuing education requirements.
- Continuing education credit shall be granted for completion of post professional degree programs provided by accredited colleges or schools of pharmacy. Credit shall be awarded at the rate of 5 hours of continuing education credit per semester hour completed within the 24 months prior to the expiration date of the license.
- Continuing education may consist of post-graduate studies, institutes, seminars, lectures, conferences, workshops, correspondence courses, or other educational opportunities which advance the practice of the profession of pharmacy if approved by the Board. A course shall be approved prior to completion.
See Rule 64B16-26.103, FAC to review continuing education guidelines for Pharmacists. Also see:
- Rule 64B16-26.300, FAC for Consultant Pharmacists
- Rule 64B16-26.303, FAC for Nuclear Pharmacists
- Rule 64B16-26.350, FAC for Pharmacy Technicians
To view approved CE providers and/or to submit CE credits for free, please visit our CE tracking system's (CEBroker) website. CE links and information can also be found on our continuing education pages.
The licensee shall retain the certificates of attendance or other records for 4 years for documentation purposes, in case of audit.
Inactive Licensees are exempt from CE's; however, proof of required CEs at the time of reactivation will have to be shown, which includes CE's for each renewal period.
Military Licensees are exempt from continuing education if the DD214 is on file with the Board and the license is in military status.
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