Iowa Board of Pharmacy Requirements

CE: 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs) are required each renewal period. For purposes of this rule, “renewal period” means the 27-month period commencing April 1st prior to the previous license expiration and ending June 30th, the date of current license expiration.

A mininum of each pharmacist's 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs) is required in the topics specified below.

  • 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) shall be in ACPE-accredited provider activities dealing with drug therapy. Activities qualifying for the drug therapy requirement will include the ACPE topic designator “01” or “02” followed by the letter “P” at the end of the universal activity number.
  • Two contact hours (0.2 CEUs) shall be in ACPE-accredited provider activities dealing with pharmacy law. Activities qualifying for the pharmacy law requirement will include the ACPE topic designator “03” followed by the letter “P” at the end of the universal activity number.
  • Two contact hours (0.2 CEUs) shall be in activities dealing with patient or medication safety. Activities completed to fulfill this requirement may be ACPE-accredited provider activities, in which case the universal activity number will end with the ACPE topic designator “05” followed by the letter “P.”

 

Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse

Iowa-licensed pharmacists shall complete an approved training program in accordance with 657—2.16 (235B,272C). An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health. Continuing education credit from these courses can be used for license renewal if an approved provider gives the course and continuing education credit is awarded. At the time of renewal, the licensee will be required to document completion of the training requirements.

An Iowa-licensed pharmacist who regularly provides primary health care to children shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.

 

An Iowa-licensed pharmacist who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.

 

An Iowa-licensed pharmacist who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall complete training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through two separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse. 

For more information visit the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Course TitleCourse IDContact HrMedia
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa
0513-0000-15-179-H03-P
2.00
Course available online.