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Preceptor Certification Requirements

To obtain certification as a preceptor, pharmacists must:

  • have at least one year of experience in the type of internship practice setting; or six months of residency training if the pharmacy resident is in a program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
  • have completed 3 hours of preceptor training provided by an ACPE approved provider within the previous two years or provided by an ACPE approved provider within my current license renewal period. The preceptor training must be developed by a Texas college of pharmacy or approved by a committee comprised of the Texas colleges of pharmacy, and provided by an ACPE approved provider.  (Do NOT send CE certificates to the board).

The Agreement for Certification as a Preceptor for The Internship Program can be obtained online at the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

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Education Opportunities

TPA provides live preceptor education at the TPA Conference & Expos.

On-demand webinars are also available for preceptor education. Click here for more information and to register for a program.


Contact Each School of Pharmacy for their Specific Requirements

To become a Texas Tech State University Health Sciences Center preceptor, contact Jean Haynes to become approved.  Texas Tech State University also offers the 3 hours Continuing Education needed to become a preceptor. Jean Haynes, Director of Experiential Program, 806-356-4000 x306,

For the University of the Incarnate Word, Feel free to direct your questions about the Experiential Program or your roles as a UIW preceptor to: Jeffrey Copeland, Assistant Dean, Experiential Programs; Nicole Farrell, IPPE Coordinator/Assistant Professor; Regina Tabor, APPE Coordinator/Assistant Professor

To learn more about The University of Texas College of Pharmacy at Austin preceptor program, visit their page or review their criteria for appointments page and our application page to learn more about becoming a preceptor.

To become a Texas A&M Health Sciences Center preceptor, contact Gary L. Frech, Assistant Dean for Experiential at

For additional information on the internship program at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences website for specific information on how to register as a preceptor. Flora G. Estes, Assistant Dean, Practice Programs,

To become a preceptor for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy contact Nancy Ordonez, Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Dean of Experiential Programs at or visit their preceptor site.

Pharmacist's Letter Preceptor News

Pharmacist's Letter Preceptor News, is a monthly email giving you news, timely info, and resources to help you create the best teaching experience possible. To receive the Pharmacist's Letter Preceptor News, please send an email to or call 209-472-2240.