Electronic transmission of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) data is now live through the CPE Monitor™ service. Nearly 50 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited CPE providers have already transitioned their systems to transmit data and are now requiring licensees to submit their National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®(NABP®) e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) in order to obtain CPE credit.
The CPE data exchange currently occurs several times a day between NABP and ACPE in order to update records in the NABP e-Profiles to coincide with the data uploaded by the CPE providers. As additional ACPE-accredited providers transition their systems, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to begin viewing their CPE contact hours online through their NABP e-Profile. It is important that licensees set up their e-Profiles and obtain their e-Profile IDs if they have not done so already in order to avoid delays in CPE recording and ensure a seamless transition to electronic tracking. Soon all ACPE-accredited CPE providers will require the e-Profile ID along with each licensee’s date of birth (MMDD) in order to receive credit for ACPE-accredited CPE activities.
The streamlined CPE Monitor process will eventually eliminate the need for hard-copy statements of CPE credit for activities taken from ACPE-accredited providers. Anticipated to be operational in 2013, this paperless process will give the state boards of pharmacy access to an online registry of their licensees’ completed CPE credits allowing them to conduct their audits electronically, and will enable the boards, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians to more easily monitor compliance with CPE requirements. Licensees will also have the capability to print a statement from their NABP e-Profile containing the CPE data transmitted to NABP by ACPE for licensing jurisdictions that may require paper documentation to be submitted.
To date, more than 142,000 pharmacists and 62,000 pharmacy technicians have set up their NABP e-Profiles to prepare for the shift to electronic tracking of all ACPE-accredited CPE units. Individuals can find more information on CPE Monitor and set up their e-Profiles by visiting www.MyCPEmonitor.net.
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