Ohio State Board of Pharmacy Requirements

6 (0.6) CEUs (60 hours) of approved continuing education every 3 years that must be obtained on or after March 1st of the year that is 3 years prior to May 15th of the year in which evidence is required for identification card renewal. You will verify your required continuing education (C.E.) at the same time you renew your Ohio Pharmacist license. At least 0.3 CEUs (3 hours) of the total required must be Ohio Board of Pharmacy approved programs in jurisprudence. A continuing education unit (C.E.U.) is 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing pharmacy education experience.

You must renew your Ohio pharmacist license before September 15, 2013. Waiting to renew your license until the last days before your license expires is not recommended. Pharmacist license online renewal notices will be mailed near the end of July.

Pharmacy jurisprudence is defined as continuing pharmacy education experiences that have been approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy that deal with current laws, rules, and regulations dealing with the practice of pharmacy and the recent changes that have occurred to those laws, rules, and regulations.

ACPE-approved courses for Pharmacy Technicians end in the letter “T”. ACPE-approved courses pharmacists (only) end in the letter “P”.  Courses ending in the letter “P” cannot be used to meet pharmacy technician CE requirements.

For more information visit the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy