Available Until 7/1/2027

Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists

ACPE Numbers: Pending for pharmacists
Release Date: July 1, 2024 – available to preorder
Expiration Date: July 1, 2027
Activity Type: Application-based 


The ASHP Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists is an online, self-paced learning activity. The curriculum is comprised of three tracks that offer a well-rounded experience. The core track covers the fundamentals of teaching, the academic teaching track concentrates on traditional didactic instruction, and the experiential teaching track focuses on teaching in practice environments.

Each participant must identify a mentor to work with throughout the program, preferably an experienced mentor at the participant’s work/practice site. To earn the certificate, the participant must upload their mentor’s biographical sketch, a teaching philosophy, and the table of contents from their teaching portfolio; and receive approval from ASHP on those submissions.

Many practicing pharmacists have responsibilities for teaching student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacist colleagues, and/or other healthcare professionals. By nature of their education and training, pharmacists have valuable knowledge to impart. However, they often have little or no formal background in the fundamentals of teaching. The ASHP Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists’ curriculum is designed for pharmacists who wish to pursue teaching in academic and/or practice-based settings. This certificate is appropriate for pharmacists who aspire to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively share their knowledge with learners.


Pharmacists who successfully complete the educational curriculum and receive approval from ASHP on their submissions will earn the professional certificate.