Effective for the renewal period beginning January 1, 2015, a registrant seeking renewal of a personal registration must complete a minimum of 20 contact hours of continuing education each calendar year of the two-year renewal cycle; total 40 contact hours every two years. All personal registrations shall expire on December 31st of each even-numbered year.
All registrants must complete:
- 2 contact hours per calendar year in pharmacy law
- 15 contact hours maximum toward the 20 contact hour minimum per calendar year through home study
- 5 contact hours per calendar year in the area of sterile compounding if the registrant oversees or is directly engaged in the practice of sterile compounding or who practices in a pharmacy licensed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 112, § 39G or 39I
- 3 contact hours per calendar year in the area of complex non-sterile compounding if the registrant oversees or is directly engaged in the practice of complex non-sterile compounding or who practices in a pharmacy licensed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 112, § 39H
The five (5) sterile or three (3) complex non-sterile compounding CE hours count towards the twenty (20) CE hours required each calendar year and may be completed as home study or in live format. The compounding CE credits must be completed by December 31st of each calendar year.
Contact hours of continuing education may not be carried over from one calendar year to another.
For more information visit The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy