The qualifications from LARA are as follows:
Pharmacy Technician Relicensure
Applicants for relicensure must submit the following:
- Submit copies of certificates showing proof of having completed 20 hours of continuing education within the 2-year period immediately preceding the application for relicensure including 1 hour in pain and symptom management relating to the practice of pharmacy, 1 hour in patient safety, 1 hour in pharmacy law and 17 hours of pharmacyrelated subject matter including the following topics: Medication or drug distribution; Inventory control systems; Mathematics and calculations; Biology; Pharmaceutical sciences; Therapeutic issues; Pharmacy operations; Pharmacology, drug therapy or drug products; Preparation of sterile products; Prescription compounding; Drug repackaging; Patient interaction or interpersonal skills and communication. A minimum of 5 hours must be obtained by attending live programs, courses or activities
Notice how a minimum of 5 hours must be LIVE. Our CE credits are important for expanding our knowledge and sustaining our certifications and licensures. WMSHP is a resource that will help you accomplish both of those requirements.
If you go to www.wmshp.net you will be linked to a great resource that costs Pharmacy Technicians $30 for a one-year membership which includes a complimentary dinner and live CE once a month (skipping summer months) on a Thursday evening.
WMSHP also has a Spring Seminar (Tuesday, May 15th, 2018) where you can earn all 5 live CE credits (it costs $45 for non-members and $30 for members)
In total, by being a pharmacy technician member you can obtain 12 CE credits in total *7 of them from the monthly meeting and 5 from the spring seminar* for only $60 for the YEAR!
Don't stress about your relicensure and recertification requirements, join WMSHP and enjoy a complimentary dinner before learning alongside your peers!
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