On-Demand EC Course

Emergency Contraception

Course Description

This course has been developed to meet the California State Board of Pharmacy requirement to furnish emergency contraception pills (levonorgestrel/Plan B and ulipristal acetate/Ella) per statewide protocol. This course will present the background, review of methods, protocol procedures, product selection, patient education, and resources for both pharmacists and patients. This course is intended for pharmacists who plan to furnish contraceptives directly to patients. It is estimated to take one hour to complete the course, assessment, and evaluation — all online. One CAPE-accredited (not ACPE-accredited) continuing education hour will be awarded upon course completion.


Registration & Course Fee

The course registration fee is $49.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Furnish all forms of all oral emergency contraception to patients under statewide protocol.
  • Select the most appropriate emergency contraceptive product based on patient characteristics.
  • Provide evidence-based patient education on emergency contraception.

Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS

  • 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
Completing the Course & Obtaining Credit

After you register for the course, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the course content, assessment questions, and evaluation.  Please allow 30 days for the continuing education certificate to be emailed to you following course completion.

Accreditation Statement

University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (#209) is accredited by the California Accreditation of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) as a recognized provider of continuing pharmacy education. The course expiration date is July 1, 2020.

The California State Board of Pharmacy recognizes CAPE accredited program units for pharmacist license renewal. If you hold a license from another state, please check with that state’s board of pharmacy for eligibility of CAPE units.



Note:  Registration fees are non-refundable.