Available Until 3/27/2027

Pain Management Certificate

ACPE Numbers: Pending
Release Date: March 27, 2024 – available to preorder
Expiration Date: March 27, 2027
Activity Type: Application-based


The Pain Management Certificate is designed for pharmacists to increase the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with pain. The curriculum addresses basic principles associated with pain pathogenesis and assessment, effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, and appropriate therapeutic regimens. The course further concentrates on acquiring advanced knowledge about managing pain associated with specific disease states most often encountered in practice. A significant portion of the curriculum is dedicated to establishing an opioid stewardship program. Strategies for effective use of opioids and mitigating their risks are covered in detail. Upon completion of all the modules, participants should be proficient in assessing pain and identifying pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options based on disease states and other patient-related factors.

Professional Certificate Requirement 

Once a learner has completed the educational curriculum, they will have the opportunity to complete an online comprehensive exam. Once the learner completes the exam (minimum 80% passing rate; unlimited attempts permitted), they will earn the professional certificate.