CE Requirements

Texas State Board of Pharmacy Continuing Education Requirements

Pharmacists
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.

More information on continuing education requirements can be obtained online at the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

For new graduates and reciprocating pharmacists, receive information on the Texas Pharmacy Law Symposium and the Texas Guide to Pharmacy & Drug Law.
 
Pharmacy Technicians
Between each registration renewal period, (every 2 years) technicians must meet one the following requirements regarding Continuing Education (CE) have:
•    completed 20 hours Continuing Education (CE),with one hour being pharmacy law.
•    a current certification with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

For individuals interested in becoming a pharmacy technician, please view the formal education and training requirements to become a Registered Technician in Texas.


Texas Pharmacy Law CE

Did you know that new Texas State Board of Pharmacy Rules require all pharmacists and technicians to obtain one contact hour of continuing education related to Texas pharmacy laws or rules for all license renewals and registrations starting January 2015? A general law CE program or program based only on federal law will not meet this requirement as the course must be specific to Texas laws and rules. This one hour webinar will meet this new requirement and provide the participant with information on some of the most misunderstood laws and rules related to pharmacy practice in Texas. The course will also cover some of the more common areas of non-compliance found in Texas pharmacies.


Diabetes

There are currently no minimum CE requirements for diabetes certification by TSBP, however, If you are interested in becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) then visit the sites below for eligibility and requirements.

http://www.ncbde.org/eligibility.cfm
http://www.ncbde.org/renewal_requirements.cfm

Visit the online CE catalog for programs providing diabetes specific continuing education.
 

Compounding

There are currently no minimum CE requirements for diabetes certification by TSBP, however, if you are interested in becoming a PCAB accredited pharmacy then visit the sites below for eligibility and requirements. Please note that PCAB requires a structured learning plan for compounding pharmacists.

http://www.pcab.info/steps.shtml
http://www.iacprx.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Fellowship