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*The Board no longer offers a law exam for one hour of Oregon CE

Laws & Rules

Oregon CE Program Approval Application Information  

*Due to the volume of CE submissions and current workload, please allow 6-8 weeks to process your request.

To submit a CE program for approval as a provider or attendee, follow the steps below:  

  1. Download, complete and email the "Application for Continuing Education Approval" prior to the start of the program.
    • Type or print information clearly
    • Complete ALL information, being sure to include the date, time of program, name and address of the location.
    • Indicate the number and type of CE hours requested: Law/Ethics, Safety/Error Prevention, Pain Management, On-site Training (CPT only) or "other" pharmacy/health related topic.
       2.  Email completed application and other related program documents to pharmacy.ce@oregon.gov at least 14 days prior to                    the date of the program. (you will be notified after the application has been processed) 
       
       3.  Providers also must:
    • Maintain attendance records for three years after the program.
    • Supply participants with a “proof of attendance” certificate.
    • The required attendee certificate must contain:
      • Date of the program
      • Participant’s name
      • Program Title
      • Program type(s) and number of hours provided
      • Sponsoring organization
      • Signature of authorized person of the sponsoring organization, including contact information (email is preferred)
      • A statement that the program is Oregon Board approved; and program number
Notes: 

  • The Oregon Board of Pharmacy recognizes Continuing Medical Education (CME) designated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and can be applied toward CE hours required for RPH and CPT license renewals. This type of CME does NOT need additional approval. When attending this type of programming, be sure to retain your certificate(s) of attendance, with the AMA PRA designation, as course completion in the event of an audit.
  • CE hours may be earned as a PREPARER of a CE program. OAR 855-021-0010(7) states that a maximum of 20 hours may be earned in any licensing cycle by preparing and presenting CE programs. Pharmacists presenting CE programs may earn one contact hour for preparation time of one hour or more, plus credit for the actual contact hour time of the presentation. A pharmacist must show content of the course, and a description of the intended audience (e.g. pharmacists, physicians, nurses, etc.). Note: Public service programs, such as presentations to school children or service clubs, are not eligible for presentation continuing education credit.
  • CE can be earned by attending an Oregon Board of Pharmacy meeting! 
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