Pharmacy Renewal: fifteen (15) hours continuing education must be completed annually, during the period from June 1 through May 31 of each license renewal period. A program shall consist of therapeutics, or pharmacy and drug law or other aspects of health care. One hour of continuing education credit must be earned in the area of pharmacy and drug law. One hour of continuing education credit must be earned in the area of patient safety or medication error reduction. There is a one-time requirement of 7 hours in pain management (A one-hour pain management course, specific to Oregon, provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Department of Human Services; and a minimum of six hours of continuing education in pain management.) Home study must be approved by the board.
Pharmacy Technician Renewal: One hour of Oregon pharmacy law each year (except for the first year of licensure).
CE programs are not required to carry approval of American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). Programs presented by providers approved by the American Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE) are generally accepted, however, the Board reserves the right to determine the number of hours allowed or to disapprove such programs.