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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 21. Regulations Governing the Licensure of Pharmacists and Registration of Pharmacy Technicians

18VAC110-21-130. Approval of continuing education programs.

A. The board will approve without application or further review any program offered by an ACPE-approved provider and will accept for credit certificates bearing the official ACPE logo and program number.

B. The board may approve an individual CE program under the following provisions:

1. An approved individual program is a course, activity, or lecture that includes subject matter related to the competency of the practice of pharmacy and that has been approved for CE credit by the board.

2. In order to receive approval for an individual program, the sponsor or provider must apply prior to offering the program on a form provided by the board. The information that must be provided shall include:

a. Name of provider;

b. Location;

c. Date and time of program;

d. Charges to participants;

e. Description of program content and objectives;

f. Credentials of speaker or author;

g. Method of delivery;

h. Evaluation procedure;

i. Evidence of a post assessment;

j. Credits requested;

k. Mechanism for recordkeeping; and

l. Any such information as the board deems necessary to assure quality and compliance.

3. The sponsor applying for board approval of an individual program shall pay a fee as required in 18VAC110-21-20 C 5.

4. The board shall notify the provider or sponsor within 60 days following the receipt of a completed application of approval or disapproval of a program and the number of credits that may be awarded. The board shall also assign an expiration date for approval of the program not to exceed two years from the date of approval.

5. The provider of an approved program shall provide to each participant who completes the required hours and passes the post-test a certification with the name of the provider, name of the participant, description of course and method of delivery, number of hours credited, date of completion, and program identification number.

6. The provider of an approved program shall maintain all records on that program, program participants, and hours awarded for a period of five years and shall make those records available to the board upon request.

7. The board shall periodically review and monitor programs. The provider of a CE program shall waive registration fees for a representative of the board for that purpose.

8. Any changes in the information previously provided about an approved program or provider shall be submitted, or the board may withdraw its approval. If a provider wants to give a live program more than once, all program dates shall either be submitted on the original application or provided to the board in subsequent correspondence at least five days prior to giving the program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3307 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. December 11, 2019.

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