The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) revised the Michigan Public Health Code – General Rules last year and now require implicit bias training for licensure. The requirements apply to both new applicants as well as those renewing their existing licenses or registrations starting on June 1, 2022.

The requirement for Implicit Bias Training was added to the Public Health Code – General Rules in 2021 per Executive Directive 2020-07. The rule was subsequently updated in March 2023.  The rule defines implicit bias as “an attitude or internalized stereotype that affects an individual’s perception, action, or decision making in an unconscious manner and often contributes to unequal treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, age, disability, or another characteristic. (Rule 338.7001(c))   Training on Implicit Bias is required as a condition for initial licensure or registration as well as license or registration renewal.  Unlike the human trafficking training requirement, this is not a “one-time” training.  Implicit Bias training is required every time you renew your license.  The training can be taken live or asynchronistic through a home study format.

For additional questions pertaining to the Implicit Bias training requirement, please visit here.

As of March 2023, asynchronistic learning is now accepted for Implicit Bias Training. To register for one of MPA’s home study programs, scan the QR codes below or click “Register Now.”

Online Implicit Bias Training

Michigan Pharmacy Implicit Bias Training (2-hour Home Study)

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Michigan Pharmacy Implicit Bias Training 2.0: Education, Practice and Teams (2-hour Home Study)

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Live Session Implicit Bias Training

None currently scheduled; check the MPA Events Calendar frequently for updates.