What is the difference between ACPE, non-ACPE, and IPCE activities?
An ACPE activity is a continuing education (CE) course offered by an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited provider. It is accepted by all boards of pharmacy in the United States and also by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit is a learning activity for health care teams. Members from 2 or more professions learn together to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. These activities are accredited by the Joint Accreditation organization, of which ACPE is a founding member.
- IPCE activities count the same as ACPE activities for meeting state CPE requirements.
- ACPE and IPCE credits are automatically transmitted to CPE Monitor by the CPE provider. All states accept ACPE or IPCE credits. States that accept only ACPE and IPCE credits include Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Washington, and Wisconsin.
- Do not upload ACPE-accredited activities to your transcript through the non-ACPE upload process, as this will cause duplication of these activities in your transcript.
Non-ACPE activities are CE credits that are not accredited by ACPE or the Joint Accreditation organization (for IPCE) but are typically board-approved activities. They may not be accepted by all boards. These activities do not automatically upload to CPE Monitor, but Plus plan users can manually add the activity information to their account.
- Renewal requirements vary by state, and your non-ACPE credits may not be valid everywhere. Check with the board of pharmacy or PTCB to verify if your credits will be accepted.
NABP staff are not able to add, change, or delete any ACPE or IPCE activities on your CPE Monitor transcript. You must contact the continuing pharmacy education (CPE) provider to make these changes.