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Utah CE Requirements


COVID-19 CE Requirement Update (6/1/2021):

Utah DOPL lifts Temporary Suspension of "Live" CE Requirements

but will accept online/virtual as "live" CE until December 31, 2021

(DOPL letter available here)

Pharmacist CE Requirements

(see Pharmacy Practice Act Rule - R156-17b-309)

DOPL - Pharmacy

Each pharmacist renewal cycle is 2 years and runs from October 1 - September 30 of the following odd year.

30 hours total per 2 year renewal period comprised of at a minimum:

  • 12 hours LIVE (or technology enabled participation in lectures, seminars or workshops)
  • 15 hours in one or more of the following topics: 
    • 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
    • 02 - AIDS Therapy
    • 05 - Patient Safety
    • 06 - Immunizations
  • 1 hour LAW
    • 03 - Law (related to pharmacy practice)
    • Can also obtain one live CE hour for attending one Utah State Board of Pharmacy meeting, up to a maximum of two CE hours during each two-year period. 


  • Special Requirements:
    • If providing immunization administration: 
      • 2 hours in topics related to immunization or vaccines 
    • If engaging in the administration of long-acting injectables: 
      • 2 hours in topics related the administration of those prescription drugs or devices
    • If dispensing a self-administered hormonal contraceptive per Family Planning Access Act: 
      • 2 hours in topics related to hormonal contraceptive therapy


  • Understanding ACPE Designation Codes (ASHP):
    • 01 - Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

    • 02 - AIDS Therapy
    • 03 - Law (related to pharmacy practice)
    • 04 - General Pharmacy
    • 05 - Patient Safety
    • 06 - Immunizations
    • 07 - Compounding
    • 08 - Pain Management

Pharmacy Technician CE Requirements

(see Pharmacy Practice Act Rule - R156-17b-309)

DOPL - Pharmacy

Each pharmacy technician renewal cycle is 2 years and runs from October 1 - September 30 of the following odd year.

20 hours total per 2 year renewal period comprised of at a minimum:

  • 6 hours LIVE (or technology enabled participation in lectures, seminars or workshops)
    • 1 hour LAW
      • 03 - Law (related to pharmacy practice)


    • Special Requirements:
      • If providing immunization administration: 

    NABP CE Monitor

    An NABP e-Profile ID is required for documenting all ACPE activity. Printed CE certificates are no longer issued by any ACPE provider.

    CPE Monitor is a web-based system that allows for verification of CE by the ACPE provider, tracking of CE by the individual professional, and reporting of the CE to the state Boards of Pharmacy (especially if licensed in multiple states). This eliminates the need for keeping certificates or printed statements of credit.

    You can view your current CE history by logging into the NABP web site. For any continuing education activity, participants will need to provide their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth (Month and Day) to the ACPE-accredited provider.

    NABP e-Profile Login

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