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Initial and Recertification

November 21 – 23, 2014
InterContinental Hotel Tampa
4860 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609

This program has reached capacity and we are no longer taking registration. Please check back for the updated 2015 schedule.

Initial Certification

Intended Audience


CE Hours


Dates Available
LIVE – varies


Intended Audience


CE Hours


Dates Available
LIVE – varies



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.



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.



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