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Texas Pharmacy Association is fully committed to continuous professional development (CPD) as the key to advancing patient outcomes and the role of pharmacy in health care. Continuous professional development means far more than completing the necessary hours of continuing education to maintain a license and/or certification. It is an ongoing commitment to advanced study, carefully chosen CE and practice opportunities that power your career through the planned development of advanced skills and credentials.

Continuous professional development entails planning for education, practice and research opportunities, and maintenance of a professional portfolio of degrees, CE hours and advanced credentials. The ongoing evolution of pharmacists into primary health-care providers demands nothing less than a career long commitment to patient-focused professional development.   

RxCE is committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for pharmacy professionals and educators. CPD is an ongoing commitment to professional excellence through outcomes-based CE, formal education and training opportunities that are carefully planned with specific career goals and knowledge mastery in mind. Pharmacists and health-care professionals who adopt a CPD philosophy reflect on their practice through assessing and identifying professional learning needs and opportunities; develop and implement a personal learning plan; and evaluate their own learning outcomes.


RxCE will be a resource for continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities and tools to assist you in adopting CPD, optimizing your learning outcomes, and enhancing your pharmacy practice and career excellence.

Licensure Requirements

Pharmacists must complete and report 30 hours of approved CE obtained during the previous license period in order to renew their license to practice pharmacy. Any hours obtained in excess of the amount required to renew cannot be carried forward to the next license period.


Certified pharmacy technicians must obtain one hour of pharmacy law continuing education credit every two years.

Earning PCE Credit

In an effort to assist you in targeting programs that will lend to your professional development, as well as adhering to ACPE's Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, every PCE program listed will identify the appropriate audience in conjunction with the program number with a P (pharmacist) or T (technician). Pharmacy technician-specific programming will be geared toward the technician’s scope of responsibilities. However, even though TPA may accredit a program for technicians, it is the technician's responsibility to determine whether the subject matter is acceptable to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) for recertification.

PTCB deems the following topics appropriate:

  • Medication distribution and inventory control systems
  • Pharmacy administration and management calculations
  • Programs specific to pharmacy technicians
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Pharmacy law
  • Pharmacology/drug therapy

Programs relating to functions outside the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians are not accepted by PTCB.

The following outlines the procedures for appropriately earning pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit according to guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Please review them thoroughly. The Texas Pharmacy Association will not be held responsible for individuals not adhering to the guidelines.


ACPE Texas Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.