Pennsylvania Pharmacists Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Pennsylvania pharmacy CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

6 Mandatory Hours
24 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Pennsylvania Pharmacy license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Pharmacy licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Pennsylvania Pharmacy: Pharmacist (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 24
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 09/30/2024
Next Education Due Date: 09/30/2024

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Pharmacists must complete 30 contact hours of ACPE-approved pharmacist continuing education during the biennial renewal period.  

  • 2 or 3 hours of the 30 hours must include a Board-approved child abuse recognition and reporting requirements continuing education program.  
  • Also, pharmacists must earn 2 contact hours (of the total 30 hours) in the ACPE topic designator “Patient Safety.”  The ACPE topic designator for “Patient Safety” is 05.  

Special continuing education requirements: 

  • Pharmacists who have an active authorization to administer injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations must also meet an additional continuing education requirement.  At least 2 of the required 30 hours must concern the administration of injectable medications, biologicals, and immunizations, including, but not limited to, disease epidemiology, vaccine characteristics, injection technique, emergency response to adverse events and related topics. 


Roster Required: no
Roster Process: Rosters are sent to NABP within 10 business days. We are unable to report your hours after 60 days.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy
Phone: 7177837156
Address: P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, 17105

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.