APhA Advanced Training Programs

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APhA's Training Programs are advanced training activities which range from programs with both a home study and a live component to learning activities which can be completed online with up to 16 hours continuing pharmacy education (CPE) hours of home study. Below is a list of advanced training programs accredited by APhA. You will also find directions to request a certificate of achievement to be reissued.

APhA Certificate Training Programs

Has both a self-study and live component.  Please click on links below for goals and objectives of course, as well as, links to register for programs hosted by APhA, and to locate organizations who host to pharmacists outside their organization.

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services - As the learner, you will gain experience interviewing patients, identifying and prioritizing medication-related problems, developing and implementing interventions, and documenting activities.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore various business models and billing strategies and discuss plans for implementation.

Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management is an advanced professional training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in cardiovascular disease risk management.  

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery - certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health, and prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care is an award-winning and intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. 

Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services  is an interactive advanced competency training (ACT) program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing travel health services to patients. This application-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills necessary to successfully provide travel health services.


Certificate of Achievement Reissue Information

Need your Certificate of Achievement reissued? Print the Certificate of Achievement Reissue Request form. Submit the completed form as directed on the above form. The secure fax number is 240.554.2367.

  • The Certificate of Achievement looks like a certificate. It is not a Transcript of CPE or Statement of Credit. Although there is no expiration date, the pharmacist should maintain current continuing professional development in the area of their training.
  • Certificate of Achievement Guidance Document for the Immunization Training Program
  • Certificate of Achievement Guidance Document for the Cardiovascular, Diabetes, MTM, and Travel Health Training Programs

Where is My Reissued Certificate? Once request is processed, the reissued certificate will be uploaded to your APhA profile / account, and you will receive an email from APhA's InfoCenter.

  • If you have already submitted the request, and it has been over two weeks, please login and click on My Account, click on Biography & Attachments where you should find your certificate. If you do not, contact APhA's InfoCenter.

What is the Difference Between a Certificate Training Program and a Certification?


Certificate Programs are practice-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities that impart knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance behaviors designed to meet specific pharmacy practice objectives. After successful completion of assessments, there may be a certificate of achievement.

Certification is the process by which a non-governmental agency, such as a professional association, grants recognition, to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications, that includes an experience and education component and requires passing an exam. It allows a practitioner to put letters after his or her name (ie, BCACP, BCNP), and validates that the pharmacist has the advanced knowledge and experience to optimize patient outcomes. In addition, certification requires recertification, which ensures that practitioners stay current in their field through continuing education. The successful completion of one or more Practice-based CPE activities may be among the requirements for certification or re-certification, as determined by the organization granting certification.


Advanced Training Programs

Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products  - New - APhA’s new online, 4-hour training program, focused on hormonal contraceptives, will prepare you to discuss the options available to women. Learn More

Using Evidence to Advance Your Practice is an online, 15-hour training program, that focuses on learning the principles and approaches used in evidence-based practice to assess patients’ medication needs, formulate and document patient care plans, and collaborate with other members of the health care team. Learn More

APhA Advanced Preceptor Training - This 13-hour online program will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to be a successful preceptor.

Test Your Knowledge: Immunization Delivery - In this 2-hour online program, pharmacists will be able to assess their knowledge and capabilities in providing immunization services and identify gaps in knowledge.  This program provides ongoing assessment and professional development for pharmacists who have completed the APhA certificate training program, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery.

Pharmacogenomics This 16-hour RxGenomix self-paced course was designed to help working pharmacists learn about the science of pharmacogenomics and how it may be applied in their clinical practice. This home study continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by RxGenomix.

IMPACT Care Transformation Institute - Transform your practice by implementing action centered team based care that improves health outcomes.

Residency Training

APhA SCDI (APhA Systematic Curriculum Design and Implementation) - APhA SCDI provides participants with the essential knowledge and skills required to systematically design, develop and implement a community-based, longitudinal structured pharmacy residency training program by applying established principles, structure and methods from educational curriculum design and educational theory.

APhA Meeting the Requirements of Residency Accreditation: PGY1 Community-based - This program is designed for participants who have a PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program that is either preparing for reaccreditation, or is in candidate status for accreditation with a resident currently in the program.


Board Certified Review and Recertification Courses

Ambulatory Care


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about any of the Education process, visit  Frequently Asked Questions.

If you still have questions you would like answered, please send us an email.

Email a question about being put on a waiting list for a program.

Email a general question about certificate training programs.

Email a question about faculty training. 






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