Online CE Programs

Free Continuing Education

Take advantage of free continuing education through completion of courses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Visit the Emergency Preparedness page on our Web site and click on "Emergency Preparedness Education and Training" for complete details. This opportunity is for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training

Pharmacy Audit Assistance Service (PAAS) National as well as PRS Pharmacy Services offer fraud, waste and abuse programs to assist pharmacies in remaining compliant. Please visit the PAAS Web site or the PRS Pharmacy Services Web site for complete details.

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) offers a variety of online continuing education (CE) home study activities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Browse through the video presentations and articles available below. In addition, click on the black bars for more information on earning CE credit.

Pharmacist and Technician Accreditation

Activities are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for pharmacist continuing education credit. Most activities are also Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education (PTCE)-accredited exclusively through MPA for pharmacy technician certification. PTCE accreditation is not in any way related to ACPE accreditation. Pharmacists are required to earn 10 hours of live PCE credit and one hour of pain credit, both requirements inclusive of the 30 hours normally earned. Even though MPA may accredit an activity 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. Programs designated by PTCB to be appropriate for technicians pertain to the following topics: medication distribution, inventory control systems, mathematics, biology, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy law, pharmacology/drug therapy, roles and duties of pharmacy technicians and patient safety. Programs relating to functions outside the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians will not be accepted by PTCB. Certified pharmacy technicians must obtain one hour of pharmacy law and one hour of patient safety continuing education credit every two years.

Activities with this logo meet requirements for obtaining pain management continuing education credit for pharmacists.

Activities with this logo meet pharmacy law requirements for certified pharmacy technicians.

Programs with this logo meet requirements for obtaining patient safety continuing education credit for certified pharmacy technicians.

Activities with this logo may meet requirements for fraud, waste and abuse compliance training as required under the Medicare Part D program.


Activities are structured to meet knowledge- or application-type educational needs. A knowledge-type activity acquires factual knowledge. Application-type activities apply to information learned in the timeframe allotted. Information is based on evidence as accepted in literature by the health care professions. Each activity offered is identified as being knowledge- or application-type.

Requirements to Earn Continuing Education Credit

PCE Credit Statement

These activities are structured to meet knowledge-type educational needs and acquires factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-type activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. These activities are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for pharmacist and pharmacy technician continuing education credit.

Participants must complete an online activity evaluation and posttest with a passing score of 70 percent or greater. Posttests will be automatically graded. A failed test may be retaken only once without additional cost. There are no refunds for failed tests. Please allow MPA two weeks to process and upload credit to CPE Monitor after the posttest has closed. NOTE: ACPE guidelines prohibit MPA from issuing credit more than 60 days after the activity for any reason. If all requirements are met, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit through CPE Monitor, a national collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed PCE credits went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. MPA, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist and pharmacy technician PCE credit using this tracking system. Pharmacist and pharmacy technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile identification number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they register for a CPE activity or complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the correct information (i.e., e-Profile identification number and date of birth in MMDD format). If this information is not correctly provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit MPA from issuing CPE credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, MPA will not provide printed statements of credit to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Partial credit will not be awarded.

If you have yet to sign up for CPE Monitor, go to

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

Information received by Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) for continuing education (CE) programs will be maintained in a confidential and secure manner. If a person completes a CE program on the MPA Web site, the Association will collect personal information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card information. In appropriate circumstances, and upon request, MPA may release personal information concerning a candidate or certificant to government regulatory agencies, including the Michigan Board of Pharmacy, or as otherwise authorized by law or MPA policies. For additional information, please see MPA's complete privacy statement.


Home Study Activities

Click on a course title below to access continuing education programs for pharmacists or pharmacy technicians. MPA is adding programs frequently, so be sure to check back for more home studies! Click here for instructions on how to use our new continuing education features on the Web site.