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Initial and Recertification


November 13 – 15, 2015

Tampa Marriott Westshore
1001 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

This course has reached the enrollment cap and is no longer taking registrations. 
Please check our website later this year for the 2016 live course schedule.


Initial Certification

Intended Audience


CE Hours

Varies by date

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

Activity Type


Intended Audience


CE Hours

Varies by date

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

Activity Type



The course consists of two and a half days of comprehensive study of the laws, regulations and procedures for pharmacists who want to consult in a nursing facility or other work environment that requires the services of a Consultant Pharmacist.

  • You will know what is required of you in an inspection of the facilities and be able to prepare your facility for an inspection.
  • The workbook you receive will serve as a resource for you when you become a Consultant Pharmacist.
  • On the final day of the course you will take a comprehensive exam on the materials that were covered during the course.

Note: This course is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for Consultant Recertification Credit.



At the conclusion of the course participants should be able to:

  • List the licensing and proficiency requirements to obtain a consultant pharmacist license.
  • Relate how a policy and procedures manual should be developed and utilized.
  • Describe how to evaluate (review) medication orders in a hospital or nursing home:
    • For appropriate indication or diagnosis
    • For drug interactions with other medication
    • For duplication of therapy; appropriate drug dose
    • For interval and route of administration
  • State the requirements for handling all drugs including controlled substances.
  • Analyze the source and rationale for State and Federal regulations governing pharmaceutical services in institutional pharmacy settings such as residential care facilities, jails, psychiatric care units and hospitals.



  • Edward R. Meyer, B.S., RPh, President, Comprehensive Consultant Services, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Thomas O. Munyer, MS, RPh, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Thomas Johns, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director of Pharmacy Services at UF Health Shands Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Betty Astle, B.S., RPh, Consultant Pharmacist at Astle Consulting, Dunedin, FL


Continuing Education Credit Policy

When used to apply for a Consultant Pharmacist License, the Initial Consultant Licensing Course cannot be used for CE Credit. However, it is accredited for 20 hours (2.0 CEUs) of General CPE Credit for pharmacists that do not wish to use the credit to apply for a Consultant Pharmacist License. The course is also accredited for 12 hours of Consultant Pharmacist Recertification credit. You will be asked how you wish to have your credits applied. Please make sure that you indicate the correct option on the appropriate form. We will not accept requests to change how your credits have been reported at a later date.



After passing the exam with a score of at least 70%, submitting the evaluation and completing your 40 hours under the direction of a Consultant Pharmacist of Record, you will file your application with the State of Florida to become a Consultant Pharmacist. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CEBroker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.



This course  in its entirety is copyrighted by the University of Florida Continuing Pharmacy Education and may not be duplicated or reproduced for any other purpose without specific written permission.



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