Note: This article appeared on page 8 of the Mar/Apr acpnews, but some of the dates were incorrect. This is the corrected version. We apologize for any confusion the typos caused.
Pharmacists – you must apply to renew your practice permit by May 31. Have you already recorded all of your continuing education activities on your CPD Log or will you be scrambling?
The online registration renewal system will not let you apply to renew your practice permit if your online CPD Log does not record at least 15 CEUs in the 2011-12 CE year. All pharmacists who want to apply to renew their practice permits must report at least 15 CEUs earned between June 1, 2011 and the date of registration renewal in 2012.
The only exception is those pharmacists who first registered with ACP on or after July 1, 2011. They have until registration renewal in 2013 to earn the minimum 15 CEUs.
Remember, the CE year is not the same as the registration year. Even though your practice permit doesn’t expire until June 30, 2012, all CEUs earned in June 2012 apply to your 2012-13 CE year. You cannot carry over CEUs you did not claim on your 2011-12 CPD Log.