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Technician Law Certificate

This Certificate Program is designed for Technician’s that need to get their 8 hours of Washington Law. The Washington State Pharmacy Association Technician Law Certificate Program consists of 7 sessions.

To register you will be directed to the WSPA Education Portal - Developed by WSPA and other partners to help pharmacy professionals' continued growth. The portal is hosted by WCEA and will require a login separate of your WSPA member login - please document each accordingly.
           * Use this link to access the WSPA Education Portal

             (Click here for a 50% member discount)
Faculty: Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director of Pharmacy Practice Development, Washington State Pharmacy Association

Washington Technician Law | 0130-0000-17-084-H03-T | Release Date: 7/18/2017 | Expiration Date: 7/18/2020 | Activity Type: Knowledge | 8 hours Law CE

WSPA Member $125 Non-Member $250

Technician Membership with WSPA is $50 if you would like to become a member click here.

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Classify the members of the Washington State Pharmacy Commission
  • Explain the powers and duties of the Pharmacy Commission
  • Review the fundamentals of Washington State Laws and regulations
  • Differentiate between the duties of pharmacists, technicians, interns, and pharmacy assistants
  • Define the Practice of Pharmacy and other key terms
  • Discuss the licensure requirements for pharmacists, technicians, interns and pharmacy assistants.
  • Explain specialized technician functions
  • Explain the requirements for owning or managing a pharmacy
  • Discuss the requirements for operating pharmacies in different practice settings
  • Outline the pharmacy inspection process
  • Discuss Federal and FDA laws for medications including safety requirements.
  • Describe Federal and Washington laws and rules for labeling and dispensing medications.
  • Explain Washington laws and rules for prescribing, including who may prescribe.
  • Discuss Washington laws, rules and standards for compounding medications.
  • Describe the prescribing requirements, faxing, e-prescribing and dispensing considerations for 2-5 Schedules of Controlled Substances. 
  • Discuss the requirements for selling medications containing methamphetamine precursors. 
  • Relate the rules, laws and resources around addiction issues in pharmacy professionals. 
  • Describe when a Drug Utilization Review process needs to be done, and resolution of issues with a review.
  • Comprehensively discuss patient information according to HIPPA and state laws and regulations, including how the information can be used and disclosed.
  • Explain laws pertaining to the treatment of a minor and other special situations.
  • Define unprofessional conduct according to Washington State laws and rules.
  • Describe the Washington Pharmacy Commission’s process for reviewing complaints and sanctioning pharmacy professionals.
To Receive Credit:
In order to receive credit, you must get a score of at least 70% correct responses. If you do not achieve 70% or better, you will be allowed to take 2 retakes. If you pass with a 70%, you will receive a certificate and the CE will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor within a few days. You will need to make sure that your NABP e-Profile ID# and Date of birth are entered into your profile under the CPE Monitor Integration Details. If this information is not entered your CE can not be uploaded.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 


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