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American Pharmacists Association's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program

Date and Location

Monday, May 11, 2020


University of the Sciences Campus
IPEX 307A and D
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Note: Registration for this event is closed.

Program Information

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.


The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

Goals and Learning Objectives of this program

Educate pharmacists about:

  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  • Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.

Prepare pharmacists to:

  • Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the lifespan and with special needs.
  • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
  • Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.

Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

  • Promote public health through immunizations.
  • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  • Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.


APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program has two components:

  • An online interactive self-study with assessment (12 hours of CPE)
  • The live seminar with skills assessment (8 hours of CPE)

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components, including a skills assessment. 

For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information and Activity Completion Requirements

Initial release date: 7/15/17; expiration date: 7/15/20
Activity Type:  Practice-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists in all practice settings

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for a total of 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.0 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

  • Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-17-160-H06-P / 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P
  • Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully completing the injection technique assessment, and completing the online assessment and evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-17-161-L06-P / 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P

To obtain 20.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.0 CEUs) for APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA ( username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Program Coordinator and Instructor

Coordinator:  Elizabeth Harris, PharmD, BCACP
Instructor: Karleen Melody, PharmD, BCACP


Monday, May 11, 2020
  • Registration/Check-in
  • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgments
  • Program Overview
  • Clinical Review
Morning Break
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
  • Communicating with Patients
Afternoon Break
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  • Transitional/ Summary Remarks
  • Skills Assessment

Cost and Registration


Pharmacists: $360.00*
Current Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Preceptors, Adjuncts, or Alumni:  $325.00*

*Tuition includes code to access course materials and lunch


Note: Registration for this event is closed. 

Cancellation Policy: No cancellation requests will be honored for refund less than one week prior to the program. Cancellations prior to 1 week before the program will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee if the online code for course materials was not accessed. Participants who redeem an enrollment code will be charged a fee of $175 regardless whether or not they complete any portion of the self-study.

Please contact Ms. Shante Forbes at 215-596-8875 or if you have questions.

NOTE: Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 7 days prior to the program.

acpe logoThe American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Activity Requirements

Course material and exams will be accessed online - In order to participate in this activity, registrants must have access to a computer with minimum system requirements:  Internet connectivity with current version of internet browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer (V9 and above); Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash Player 8 or higher, Windows 95, Pentium 3 or equivalent processor, 64 MB of free memory (not 64 MB total), and Audio: Sound card and speakers or earphones.  Full technology requirements.

APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.  Copyright © 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association.


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495