Requirement for CE Participants: CPE Monitor
Do you have your NABP eProfile ID number?
CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by NABP and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. It will also offer state boards of pharmacy the opportunity to electronically authenticate the CPE units completed by their licensees, rather than requiring pharmacists and technicians to submit their proof of completion statements upon request or for random audits. This initiative will streamline processes for pharmacy practitioners to ensure they are maintaining professional competency requirements. CPE Monitor is expected to save pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, state boards of pharmacy, and CPE providers time and money.
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will receive a unique ID after setting up their e-Profile with NABP. As ACPE-accredited providers begin transitioning their systems to CPE Monitor throughout 2012, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will need to begin providing their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth to the provider when they register for CPE or submit a request for credit. The system will then direct electronic data from ACPE-accredited providers to ACPE and then to NABP, ensuring that CPE credit is officially verified by the providers. Once information is received by NABP, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to access information about their completed CPE activities. After a transition period, ACPE-accredited CPE providers will no longer be required to distribute statements of credit.
In addition, boards of pharmacy will be able to request reports on their licensees, eliminating the need for pharmacists and technicians to send paper copies of CPE statements of credit. Instead, records kept in CPE Monitor will be sent to the boards for CPE activities taken from ACPE-accredited providers.
In Phase 2 of the CPE Monitor initiative, CPE Monitor will add a function to record CPE from providers not accredited by ACPE in addition to CPE activities from ACPE-accredited providers. Until Phase 2 is completed, pharmacists and technicians will need to submit proof of completion of CPE from providers not accredited by ACPE directly to the board of pharmacy when required to do so.
To prepare for the new process, pharmacists and technicians are encouraged to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID now to ensure their e-Profile is properly setup. Many ACPE-accredited CPE providers are now requiring pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to submit their e-Profile ID and date of birth to receive credit for completed CPE.
Set up your NABP e-Profile to obtain your ID
When you click on the link above you will be brought to a secure Web page. A secure or encrypted Web site address begins with HTTPS rather than HTTP, and often includes an icon in the browser such as a padlock.
The WSPA has expressed concerns about the requirement to provide Social Security Numbers. NABP and ACPE believe it is necessary and have created this document about SSNs.
CPE Monitor Information for CPE Activity Participants (May 2011)
CPE Monitor Flyer
Link to NABP CPE Monitor webpage