New Mexico Pharmacist Contraception Services Training Program


Maryland CE Flyer
About this Course

This home study training program is approved by the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy as required training for pharmacists to prescribe contraception (hormonal and non-hormonal methods) per statewide protocol. This program includes background, review of methods, protocol procedures, patient education, service implementation, resources for both pharmacists and patients, and payment for pharmacist services.

Earn up to 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.


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

Target Audience

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Registration & Course Fee


  • Pharmacists $150
  • Pharmacy students/others $100
  • Pharmacy technicians $60
Type of CPE Activity


Educational Methods

Lecture presentation with interactive questions and clinical case applications.

Learning Objectives

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


  • Discuss the scope and impact of unintended pregnancy and barriers to contraceptive use.
  • Describe pharmacist procedures for prescribing and dispensing contraception, including state-specific requirements.
  • Identify appropriate screening assessments for the various methods of contraception.
  • Apply the medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use and algorithm to individual patients.
  • Provide accurate patient counseling about the mechanism, effectiveness, side effects, and instructions for use for contraception methods including self-administered hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, as well as emergency contraception.
  • Assist patients in selecting method(s) of contraception.
  • Manage side effects of contraceptive medications and refer for further evaluation when appropriate.
  • Outline a plan to implement contraceptive prescribing in a pharmacy practice setting.

Pharmacy Technicians

  • Discuss the scope and impact of unintended pregnancy and barriers to contraceptive use.
  • List state-specific requirements for pharmacist prescribing and dispensing of contraceptive medications.
  • Define pharmacist and pharmacy technician roles in the delivery of contraception services.
  • List side effects of contraceptive medications.
  • List best practices to facilitate patients’ adherence to their selected method(s) of contraception.

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

Alexandra Herman, PharmD

Assistant Professor – Clinical Educator, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

Spencer A. Morris, PharmD, BCPS

President, Southeastern CME

Faculty and Program Planning Committee 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: 0499-9999-19-024-H01-P and 0499-9999-19-024-H01-T. This program provides 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. No fractional hours of credit will be given.


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.