New ASHP Certificate Programs Provide Practice-based Training and Education

ASHP recently launched a certificate program for pharmacists who are interested in expanding their roles as educators in residency programs, patient care environments, and other instructional settings.

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ASHP recently launched a certificate program for pharmacists who are interested in expanding their roles as educators in residency programs, patient care environments, and other instructional settings. The Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists, an online continuing education program, is the first offering from ASHP’s new Professional Certificate Programs, which provide opportunities for practical professional development.

ASHP Professional Certificate Programs are self-guided, online continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Each program offers at least 15 hours of continuing education credit that can be earned upon completion of individual modules. Participants must complete all of the modules in a program as well as practice-based exercises to be eligible for an ASHP professional certificate.

The Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists, developed in partnership with the University of Kentucky, is designed to prepare pharmacists to teach pharmacy residents, student pharmacists, healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. Available for individual and institutional purchase, the program includes 40 modules with three education tracks. The Core track covers the fundamentals of teaching practice, the Academic Teaching track concentrates on traditional didactic instruction, and the Experiential Teaching track focuses on teaching in practice environments. Upon completion of all three tracks, participants will earn 16.5 hours of pharmacy continuing education credits. To earn the professional certificate, participants must complete their practice-based exercises under the supervision of a mentor.

ASHP plans to launch two additional certificate programs — the Pharmacy Informatics Certificate and the Sterile Product Preparation Training and Certificate Program — in May 2016.