CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. It will also offer boards of pharmacy the opportunity to electronically authenticate the CPE units completed by their licensees, rather than requiring pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to submit their proof of completion statements (i.e. statements of credit) upon request or for random audits.
How it Works
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will receive a unique identification number (ID) after setting up their e-Profile with NABP (see How to Register for CPE Monitor). Effective in January 2013, pharmacist and pharmacy technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth (in MMDD format) to the ACPE-accredited provider (such as CPA) when they register for a CPE activity or submit a request for credit. It will be the responsibility of the pharmacist or pharmacy technician to provide the correct information [i.e. ID and DOB (in MMDD format)] in order to receive credit for participating in a CPE activity.
The CPE Monitor system will 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.
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are asked obtain their NABP e-Profile ID now at www.MyCPEmonitor.net to ensure their e-Profile is properly setup prior to implementation of CPE Monitor. In the latter part of 2011, the e-Profile ID will be required to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE activities.
The Role of CPA in Loading Your Credits into Your Profile
After you attend a CE program sponsored by CPA and give them your NABP e-profile number, you will need to take the online survey which validates that you attended the CE program. The CPA staff will them take your information and email your earned credits to the NABP whose staff will, in turn, put those credits into your profile. Once those credits are put into your profile, you will be able to log into your profile to check them, view them, and print them.
Benefiting Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
CPE Monitor will provide a secure, central system that maintains and tracks all ACPE-accredited CPE credits. This streamlined process will eliminate the need to file and maintain hard copy statements of credit for CPE activities taken from ACPE-accredited providers. Instead, online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily monitor their compliance with the CPE requirements of the state or states where they hold a license or registration. Licensees of participating boards will no longer have to mail hard copy proof of CPE statements of credit to those boards.
For added convenience, the NABP e-Profile is available 24/7 for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to view a comprehensive list of the ACPE-accredited CPE activities they have taken. All information will be maintained in a highly secure environment. ACPE and NABP do not distribute any personal information for commercial purposes without consent.
Pharmacists or pharmacy technicians with questions regarding their NABP e-Profile or CPE Monitor should refer to the FAQ section on the NABP website or contact NABP Customer Service.
NABP Customer Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM central time