CPhA offers innovative and interactive practice-based educational programs that provides pharmacists with the skills necessary to become primary sources of care in the following areas:

APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization and Certificate Training Program

Program Goals and Objectives

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive practice-based educational program that provides pharmacists with the skills necessary to become primary sources for vaccine advocacy, education, and administration. The program reviews the basics of immunology, identifies legal and regulatory issues pharmacists must consider before starting an immunization program, and focuses on practice implementation.

The purpose of this educational program is to:

  • Provide comprehensive immunization education and training.
  • Provide pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service.
  • Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations needing immunizations.
  • Teach pharmacists to administer immunizations in compliance with legal and regulatory standards. 


Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
is conducted in two parts: the self-study and the live training.  To earn a Certificate of Achievement, participants must complete all components of the program including the self-study, the self-study assessment, the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery live training seminar, the final examination, and the injection technique assessment.

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APhA's The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program

Program Goals and Objectives

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes CareCertificate Training Program is a newly revised, intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. Five self-study modules provide comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care. The live seminar incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

Goals of the certificate training program:

  • Provide comprehensive instruction in the pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Increase pharmacists' confidence in serving as the drug therapy expert on the diabetes health care team.
  • Refresh pharmacists' knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and the acute and long-term complications of the disease.
  • Familiarize pharmacists with important concepts in nutrition, exercise, and weight control that contribute to optimal diabetes care.
  • Offer hands-on training in diabetes-related devices and physical assessment skills relevant to optimal diabetes care.
  • Introduce pharmacists to the many varied ways in which they can help to improve health outcomes among patients with diabetes.

The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program is conducted in two parts: a self-study activity with web-based learning reinforcement exercises and a live training seminar where participants demonstrate competency in blood pressure testing, self-injection techniques, diabetic foot exam, and blood glucose testing.  To earn a Certificate of Achievement, participants must successfully complete all components of the program.

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APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services

Program Goals and Objectives 

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. Pharmacists have a tremendous opportunity to receive reimbursement for monitoring and improving medication use in patients with complex medication regimens. This practice-based activity teaches pharmacists the essential skills necessary to become a successful MTM practitioner. The certificate training program will enhance pharmacists’ clinical expertise in evaluating complicated medication regimens, identifying medication-related problems, and making recommendations to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

Goals of the certificate training program are to:

  • Advance public health and patient care through improved medication use.
  • Provide training to enhance pharmacists' ability to effrectively provide MTM services.
  • Motivate increased numbers of pharmacists to establish MTM services.
  • Communicate benchmark practices for providing MTM services.

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services  certificate training program is conducted in three parts:  self-study activity and pre-seminar exercise; live interactive seminar; post-seminar exercise.  A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components, including an evaluation form.

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