Activities offered by MPA are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for pharmacist and pharmacy technician continuing education credit.
Continuing education requirements for licensed Michigan pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are indicated below.
Pharmacists are required to earn (inclusive of the 30 hours normally earned in a licensure period):
• 10 hours of live CPE credit
• One hour of pain and symptom management CPE credit
Michigan pharmacists are not required to obtain pharmacy law CPE credit.
Pharmacy technicians are required to earn (inclusive of the 20 hours normally earned in a licensure period):
• Five hours of live CPE credit
• One hour of patient safety CPE credit
• One hour of pharmacy law CPE credit
Individuals seeking a controlled substance license or who is licensed to prescribe or dispense controlled substances shall complete a one-time training in opioids and controlled substances awareness. This new requirement applies to controlled substance license renewals beginning with the first renewal cycle after the promulgation of this rule and for initial licenses issued after September 1, 2019. Additionally, according to state law, both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must complete a one-time course on identifying victims of human trafficking. The opioid and identifying victims of human trafficking training courses do not have to be accredited for continuing education credit, but all applicants for renewal must receive a certificate of completion from the courses. Certificates of completion can be requested by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs when processing a licensee’s renewal application.
In order to bill for medication therapy management (MTM) services for Medicaid beneficiaries, pharmacists must have successfully completed MTM program(s) approved by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education. State regulations mandate that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians cannot earn more than 12 hours of CPE credit in a 24-hour period of time.