A Systematic Approach to Consultant Pharmacy Services


This two-day course is intended for pharmacists who wish to become licensed as consultant pharmacists and consultant pharmacists who need consultant recertification credit to maintain their license. This course will prepare future consultant pharmacists for the board required licensure exam. The course content consists of a comprehensive study of laws, regulations, and procedures for pharmacists who want to consult in a nursing facility, hospital, or other work environments that require the services of a consultant pharmacist.

This course will achieve the following:

  • Prepare pharmacists to serve as consultants in nursing homes and hospital pharmacies
  • Provide pharmacists with knowledge of the responsibilities of a consultant pharmacist
  • Prepare pharmacists to develop quality systems for assuring safe drug delivery and patient monitoring
  • Teach pharmacists readiness for AHCA inspections.

2019 Course Offerings

November 8-9, 2019 | Jacksonville, FL

Initial Licensure Registration

Recertification Registration

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Initial Certification and Recertification for Consultant Pharmacist

Target Audience

Intended Audience for Initial Certification

  • Pharmacist who wish to become licensed as consultant pharmacist in Florida

Intended Audience for Recertification

  • Pharmacists who wish to retain his/her Florida Consultant pharmacist license and needs recertification credit

Program Fees and Financial Support 

  • Initial Consultant Certification – $420.00
  • Recertification Consultant Certification – $320.00

Continuing Pharmacy Education Hours

Initial Consultant 

Recertification Consultant 

General Continuing Pharmacy Education Hours

  • This course is accredited for 12 hours of  live continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for pharmacists who do not wish to apply for a Consultant Pharmacist License.
  • To receive credit, you must attend the full day on Friday, the morning session on Saturday, and complete the online program evaluation.
  • The schedule of activities includes 1.5 days of interactive lectures.
  • Credit will be applied toward your NABP and CE Broker licenses. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CE Broker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.

Universal Activity Numbers

Initial Consultant Certification

  • Day 1: 0012-0000-19-008-L04-P, 0.8 CEUs
  • Day 2: 0012-0000-19-009-L04-P, 0.8 CEUs

Recertification Consultant Certification – 0012-0000-18-015-L04-P

  • Day 1: 0012-0000-19-010-L04-P, 0.8 CEUs
  • Day 2: 0012-0000-19-011-L04-P, 0.4 CEUs

Activity Type

  • Knowledge


At the conclusion of this 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.

Acknowledgements and Disclosures

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Carrie Lagasse, Pham.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Drug Policy and Resource Utilization
UF Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL

Alissa Voils, Pharm.D, MSHA
Assistant Director
Inpatient Pharmacy Services
UF Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL

Rick Foley, Pharm.D, CGP, BCPP
Consultant Pharmacist
CVS Health/Omnicare Central Florida
Orlando, FL


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.

Program Support

This course received no outside funding.


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Refund Policy for CE Courses

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education will utilize fair and equitable policies related to refund, transfer, and extension of courses.

Accommodations for Disabilities or Special Requests, Including Dietary

Please contact us a minimum of ten working days prior to the conference so that adequate consideration may be given to your request.  Special dietary restrictions should also be submitted in advance.

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.