November 18, 2021

Advisory Committee on Examinations

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is seeking volunteers from its active member boards of pharmacy to serve on the NABP Advisory Committee on Examinations (ACE). ACE convenes two to three times a year to assist the NABP Executive Committee in the oversight of all the Association’s competency assessment programs. ACE oversees the development and administration of all competency assessment programs, considers policy matters, develops long-range planning strategies, and recommends actions on specific competency assessment issues to the Executive Committee. ACE typically meets in-person, two times per year, and via conference call, as necessary, throughout the year.

NABP President Caroline D. Juran, will make three appointments to ACE in 2022. Each ACE member appointment is for a three-year term, beginning June 1, 2022. To be considered for ACE as an Affiliated Member, an individual must be a current member or administrative officer of an active member board of pharmacy or have served within the last five years as a member or administrative officer of an active member board of pharmacy.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a written statement of interest and a current résumé or curriculum vitae to NABP Executive Director/Secretary Lemrey “Al” Carter via email to no later than December 31, 2021.

ACPE Call for Comments on PharmD Program Accreditation Standards 2025

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors and staff are beginning work on the next revision of the Accreditation Standards and Key Elements for the Professional Program in Pharmacy Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. As in prior iterations of the standards, ACPE is issuing a call for comments to all stakeholders.

The ACPE Board of Directors has approved a plan that will release the final version of the new standards in June 2024, with a planned implementation date of July 1, 2025. The new standards will be known as “Standards 2025.” The current version of the standards, established as Standards 2016, became effective on July 1, 2016.

ACPE is providing a survey organized by each standard whereby stakeholders such as the academy, the profession, and the public can provide insights on suggested additions, deletions, and modifications to Standards 2025. While the survey is comprehensive, stakeholders may provide as little or as much feedback as desired. Stakeholders may also respond to questions related to all 25 of the current standards or only those where they have feedback. The survey allows individuals to input, stop, and return to the form until they are ready to submit the completed feedback to ACPE.

Stakeholder thoughts and input are very important in assisting the ACPE Board of Directors in developing Standards 2025. Standards 2025 will guide accreditation of doctor of pharmacy programs well into the 2030s. The ACPE Board of Directors thanks stakeholders for their participation in this important task.

The ACPE Standards Revision Feedback survey is available at, and will remain open through 2021.

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