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Initial and Recertification

The Initial and Recertification live course is full for October 21st & 22nd. If you are searching for recertification hours, you can also meet your renewal requirements through our online courses:




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October 21st – 22nd Lake Mary, FL (Near Orlando) Brochure


Initial Certification

Intended Audience


CE Hours

Initial: $420/ Recertification: $320

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

Activity Type


Intended Audience


CE Hours

Initial: $420/ Recertification: $320

Dates Available
LIVE – varies

Activity Type



The course consists of two 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.



  • 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
  • Alissa Voils, Pharm.D. MSHA, Assistant Director for Inpatient Pharmacy Operations at UF Health Shands
  • Rick Foley, Pharm.D., CGP, BCPP, FASCP, President-elect FL ASCP, Consultant Pharmacist Omnicare
  • Steven Bruno, Pharm.D Consultant Pharmacist



Booking Information: April 8th – 9th in Tampa

Hotel Name: Tampa Airport Marriott
Group Name: UF College of Pharmacy
Dates Available: April 7th – 9th 2016
Last day to book: 3/17/16
Group Rates: $163/night
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Booking Information: August 12th -13th in Ft. Lauderdale

Hotel Name: The Westin Ft Lauderdale
Group Name: UF College of Pharmacy
Dates Available: August 11th – 13th
Last day to book: 7/19/16
Group Rates: $119.99/night
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Booking Information: October 21st – 22nd in Lake Mary (near Orlando)

Hotel Name: The Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
Group Name: UF College of Pharmacy
Dates Available: October 20th – 23rd
Last day to book: 9/29/16
Group Rates: $135/night
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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 16 hours (1.6 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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