Oregon Board of Pharmacy Requirements

30 hours of continuing education must be completed every 2 years, 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.

  • All Pharmacists are required to have completed a one-time requirement of 7 hours Pain Management CE within 24 months of their first license renewal. One hour must be earned from the Oregon Pain Management Commission.
  • 2 hours CE in patient safety and medical errors.
  • 2 hours in ethics, laws, and jurisprudence.

Licenses expire on June 1st. However, when submitting renewal, all forms must be submitted and postmarked by May 31st of the renewal year.

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.

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 Oregon Board of Pharmacy