Understanding ACPE Numbers 

 Sample ACPE Number: 0204-0000-20-001-L01-P


Provider ID Number

ASHP's provider ID is 0204. Any ACPE numbers that begin with 0204 are provided by ASHP.


Joint Providership

0000:   No Cosponsoring organization
9999:   Cosponsoring with another organization​


Year of Release

All activities released in 2020 will have "20" in this spot, etc.


Activity ID

Each activity is given a three-digit number that distinguishes it from others. That ID is included here.


Format/Topic Designator

An "L" indicates a live activity.

An "H" indicates a home study activity.

See section below on the two-digit topic designator.



Accreditation Audience

A "P" indicates the activity is accredited for Pharmacists.

A "T" indicates the activity is accredited for Pharmacy Technicians.

Topic Designator Definitions

You can view our available programs for each category by going to the main catalog and sorting by the appropriate topic.

Topic Number
Topic 01 Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Activities that address drugs, drug therapy, and/or disease states. 

Topic 02 HIV/AIDS Therapy

Activities that address therapeutic, legal, social, ethical, or psychological issues related to the understanding and treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS.

Topic 03 Law 

Activities that address federal, state, or local laws and/or regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy. 

Topic 04 Pharmacy Administration Activities that address topics relevant to the practice of pharmacy that include the economic, social, administrative and managerial aspects of pharmacy practice and health care. 
Topic 05 Patient Safety

Activities that address topics relevant to the prevention of healthcare errors and the elimination or mitigation of patient injury caused by healthcare errors. 

Topic 06 Immunizations

Activities related to the provision of immunizations, i.e., recommend immunization schedules, administration procedures, proper storage and disposal, and record keeping. This also includes review for appropriateness or contraindication and identifying and reporting adverse drug events and providing necessary first aid. 

Topic 07 Compounding

Activities related to sterile, nonsterile, and hazardous drug compounding for humans and animals. This includes best practices and USP quality assurance standards, environmental testing and control, record keeping, error detection and reporting, and continuous quality improvement processes. 

Topic 08 Pain Management/Opioids

Activities that address any component regarding the treatment and management of pain, including the prescribing, distribution and use of opioid medications, and/or the risks, symptoms, and treatment of opioid misuse/addiction. 

Topic 99 Additional Topic Areas

Activities related to topics relevant to the practice of pharmacy not included in the classifications of the topic designators 01-08.