NABP e-profile IDs make it easier to get CPE credit

June 15, 2011

A new continuing education reporting system sponsored by NABP and ACPE should be in use by the end of the year. In order to receive credit for CPE activities, applicants will provide their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth. IDs may be obtained at the NABP website.

More than 6,000 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have created profiles as part of the new CPE Monitor program jointly sponsored by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the

The continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service stores data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from ACPE-accredited providers. The CPE tracking system will create a direct link for sending CPE data from ACPE-accredited continuing education (CE) providers to ACPE, and then to NABP, ensuring that all reported CPE units are officially verified by ACPE-accredited CE providers, according to NABP.

Participants can obtain the number by logging on to http://www.nabp.net/, clicking on "Programs," and then choosing "CPE Monitor."After they set up an e-Profile with NABP, pharmacists and pharmacy techs will receive a unique ID. Beginning in late 2011, they will provide their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth to the ACPE-accredited provider when they register for CPE or submit a request for credit. The system directs electronic data from ACPE-accredited providers to ACPE and then to NABP, ensuring that CPE credit is officially verified by the providers. Participants will also be able to log in to access information about their completed CPEs, Wharton said.

In May, NABP began a trial implementation period. It is now encouraging CE providers to update their systems and send their information to NABP.

"I am hoping the providers say it is a good idea and will ...come on board as quickly as possible," Catizone said.