California Pharmacist Contraception Services Training Program

Online Home Study Course

About this Course

This home study training program is accepted by the California Board of Pharmacy as required training for pharmacists to prescribe or furnish hormonal contraception (pills, patch, ring, injection) per statewide protocol. This program includes the background, review of methods, protocol procedures, patient education, service implementation, and resources for both pharmacists and patients.

Earn up to 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. 

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If you are a pharmacist in another state, contact us for the appropriate course approved by your state board of pharmacy.

Target Audience

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Registration & Course Fee
  • Pharmacists $150
  • Pharmacy students / others $100
  • Pharmacy technicians $60
Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

Pharmacists

  • Discuss the impact of barriers to contraceptive use.
  • Describe pharmacist procedures for contraception services, including state-specific requirements for prescribing and dispensing.
  • Identify appropriate screening assessments for the various methods of contraception.
  • Apply the medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use to individual patients.
  • Provide accurate patient counseling about the mechanism, effectiveness, benefits, risks, and instructions for use for contraception methods.
  • Assist patients in selecting method(s) of contraception.
  • Manage side effects and refer for further evaluation when appropriate.
  • Implement contraception prescribing in a pharmacy practice setting.

Pharmacy Technicians

  • Discuss the impact of barriers to contraceptive use.
  • Describe pharmacist and pharmacy technician roles in the delivery of contraception services.
  • List medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use.
  • Review the different methods of contraception available in pharmacies.
  • List benefits and side effects associated with contraception.
Faculty

Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP, FCCP

  • Pharmacist Specialist, UC San Diego Health
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (w/s)
  • Founder and Advanced Practice Pharmacist, The Pharmacists Clinic
  • Founder, Birth Control Pharmacist
Program Planning Committee and Contributors

Spencer A. Morris, PharmD, BCPS

President, Southeastern CME

Faculty Disclosures

Sally Rafie, PharmD serves as a Clinical Advisory Board Member for Afaxys, Inc and Speaker for Therapeutics MD. All other individuals involved in the development of this material declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

Completing the Course & Obtaining Credit

After registration for this activity, you will receive an email with the course login. Retain this email for access to the course and credit completion.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through the joint providership of Southeastern CME and Birth Control Pharmacist.  Southeastern Continuing Medical Education Consultants, LLC (Southeastern CME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are: 0499-9999-19-013-H01-P and 0499-9999-19-013-H01-T. This program provides 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. No fractional hours of credit will be given.

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Note:  Registration fees are non-refundable.


To schedule a web-based or in-person live training session, contact us.

If you are a pharmacist in another state, contact us for the appropriate course accepted by your state board of pharmacy.