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.

Home Study Activities

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 and click on the course title to begin a CE program. MPA is adding programs frequently, so be sure to check back for more home studies!

Click here for instructions on how to use the continuing education features on the website.

Please note that MPA's website is compatible with newer versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and FireFox. It is not compatible with the Safari platform.

Questions about home study activities should be directed to MPA Director of Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234 or  






Non-Pharmacy Controlled Substance Awareness Training

Alternative Home Study Educational Opportunities for Pharmacists and Technicians

Michigan Pharmacists Association has collaborated with select state pharmacy associations to offer additional home study educational opportunities through Lecture Panda Marketplace. Simply click here to view the home study topics and purchase price. Additional offerings will be added periodically, so check back often!

Pharmacist and Technician Accreditation

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.

Requirements to Earn Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacy Continuing Education Requirements

Home study activities are structured to meet knowledge-based educational needs. A knowledge-based activity acquires factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-based activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. Pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit will be earned based on participation in this activity.


For each home study activity, participants must complete the respective online activity evaluation and posttest and pass the posttest with a score of 70 percent or greater. If all requirements are met, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit through CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (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. 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 complete activity evaluation. It will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the correct information. 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



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

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.