Emergency Contraception

Online Home Study Course

About this Course

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.

This home study training program is accepted by the California State Board of Pharmacy as required training for pharmacists to prescribe or furnish emergency contraception pills (levonorgestrel/Plan B One-Step and ulipristal acetate/Ella) per statewide protocol.

Earn up to 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.


Registration & Course Fee
  • Pharmacists – $30
  • Pharmacy students/others – $10
Learning Objectives

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

  • Recommend or provide emergency contraception for individual patient circumstances.
  • Facilitate timely access to emergency contraception.
  • Provide accurate patient education regarding the mechanism, effectiveness, and side effects of emergency contraception products.

Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP

  • 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

Rebecca Stone, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

  • Clinical Associate Professor & Clinical Pharmacist, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
  • Consultant, Birth Control Pharmacist

Kathleen Vest, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES

  • Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University
  • Consultant, Birth Control Pharmacist
Program Planning Committee

Nicole Economou, MD

  • Family Planning Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California San Diego

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

Please follow the button below to register and complete the course. Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to the course video and materials.


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 University Learning Systems and Birth Control Pharmacist. University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are: 0741-9999-23-030-H01-P. This program provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. No fractional hours of credit will be given.

Note:  Registration fees are non-refundable.