New system transmits CPE data, credits electronically
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and ACPE providers have teamed up to create the CPE Monitor. This new system will allow for the electronic transmission of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) data.
ACPE is now requiring pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to create an NABP e-Profile to obtain an ID number and their CPE credit. ACPE-accredited providers will ask for this ID number and the user’s date of birth to record the credits through the system. Approximately 50 ACPE providers have already made the transition to begin transmitting data, according to an NABP statement.
The data exchange currently occurs several times a day between NABP and ACPE to update the e-Profile records to coincide with the data uploaded by the ACPE, according to the release. Licensees will be able to view their CPE information online through their profiles.
More providers are still in the process of making the transition, but it is anticipated that the CPE Monitor will be operational in 2013. To date, more than 142,000 pharmacists and 62,000 pharmacy technicians have created their profiles to prepare for the transition from paper to electronic tracking, NABP said.
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