CPE Monitor Program and the NABP e-Profile ID
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) are currently developing a national electronic system to store and authenticate data for completed continuing pharmacy education (CPE) units for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. In addition, the program will provide a streamlined reporting process for CPE providers and a compliance verification process for participating state boards of pharmacy. When pharmacists and technicians complete an ACPE-accredited CPE program, their participation data will be sent electronically from the provider to ACPE, then to NABP for recording into the matching NABP e-Profile. Then, if the state board of pharmacy participates in CPE Monitor, the pharmacists’ or technicians’ CPE credits will be automatically transmitted to the board, saving pharmacists and technicians the trouble and expense of retaining and submitting compliance documents for verification for license renewal. This eliminates paper forms and the overall need to submit paper copies of CPE statements of credit to the state boards of pharmacy for CPE activities from ACPE-accredited providers.
For convenience, the NABP e-Profile will be available 24/7 for viewing a comprehensive list of the CPE activities completed. All information will be maintained in a highly secure environment utilizing encryption technologies.
To prepare for the new process, pharmacists and technicians are encouraged to obtain their NABP e-Profile identification now to ensure their e-Profile is properly set up. In early 2012, the e-Profile ID will be required to receive credit for any accredited CPE activities from ACPE-accredited providers. Providers will ask CPE participants to provide the ID either when registering or when submitting participation data to the provider. Registrants will be known in the ACPE provider’s system by two identifiers: their NABP e-Profile ID and their month and day of birth (MM/DD format).
Please note that CPE Monitor does not currently track CPE from non-ACPE
accredited providers. This feature will be added in Phase 2 of the CPE Monitor Program, and, until then, pharmacists and technicians will need to retain and submit non-ACPE accredited CPE directly to their board of pharmacy when required to do so.
Pharmacists can obtain their ID by creating an NABP e-Profile using the portal in the Pharmacists section of the NABP Web site at www.nabp.net/pharmacists. Technicians can obtain their ID by creating an NABP e-Profile using the portal in the Technicians section of the NABP Web site at www.nabp.net/technicians or visit www.MyCPEmonitor.net for more information.