ACPE Numbers: Various – see listing below
Pre-Sale Date: 04/29/2020
Content Release Date:04/29/2020
Expiration Date: 04/29/2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 3.25 hours (ACPE only)
Activity Fee: $59 (ASHP member); $89 (non-member)
Accreditation for Pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
These activities are intended for pharmacy technicians who are seeking to update their knowledge and skills commensurate with the ability to take a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board certification examination in the area listed below.
This online course provides a robust preparatory curriculum for the pharmacy technician preparing for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Specialty certification examination for Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention certification. Designed based on the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements developed by the PTCB for the certification examination, this course will help you prepare for the exam by identifying areas needed for in‐depth review by:
- Reviewing pertinent topics and tools and skills
- Providing exam practice questions
- Listing valuable references for further study
This online course consists of 4 activities (see tables below) and provides up to 3.25 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit
These activities are part of the ASHP professional development program.
This course consists of four activities (see table below) and provides up to 3.25 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. The review course includes instructional home-study modular webinars, and practice questions exam along with correct answers, and links to the reference sources, and domains, tasks, and knowledge statements.
ACPE Expiration Date
Controlled Substance Diversion overview
Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention
Drug Enforcement Agency Requirements
Surveillance and Investigation
After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-20-709-H04-T
- Discuss the consequences of controlled substance (CS) diversion.
- Describe the signs of an impaired health-care worker.
- Explain the motivations to divert CS.
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-20-710-H04-T
- List areas of vulnerability in procurement, preparation and dispensing, prescribing, administration, and waste/removal processes.
- Discuss the elements of a comprehensive and effective controlled substances diversion prevention program (CSDPP).
- Explain the types and functions of security control measures, devices, and software to detect and prevent diversion.
- Recognize the high-risk areas of the pharmacy and other departments.
- Describe chain of custody methods as they relate to CS.
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-20-711-H03-T
- Discuss DEA registration requirements.
- Review the contents, appropriate usage, and record keeping for all applicable DEA forms.
- Explain the DEA Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS).
- Explain the DEA controlled substance list including those that are at a high risk for diversion.
- List the DEA requirements for conducting physical inventories and record keeping.
- Describe the actions to take during a robbery or theft event.
- Recognize the procedures required for sales of CS and restricted OTCs.
ACPE Number: 0204-0000-20-712-H04-T
- Recognize suspicious data patterns as they relate to CS.
- Explain surveillance practices and techniques.
- Describe signs of product tampering and/or alteration.
- Recognize signs of and methods to detect fraudulent prescriptions.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy – Mayo College of Medicine
Pharmacy Technician Education Coordinator – Mayo Clinic
VA Butler Healthcare
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse Wisconsin
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or series may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.
All faculty and planners for ASHP education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. ASHP identifies and resolves conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in development of content for an educational activity. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.
All planners, presenters, and reviewers of this session report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.
Methods and CE Requirements
Activities can be completed in any order. Each activity consists of audio, video, and/or PDFs and evaluations. Learners must review all content and complete the evaluations to receive continuing pharmacy education credit for each activity.
Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.
System Technical Requirements
Learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.
View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.
These activities were developed by ASHP.