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Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Colorado Pharmacist

3 credits

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Registration Discounts:
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Continual Access:
2 Year Real-Time Access


Course Type:
Self-Paced, Exam Based

3 Hours/ 0.3 CEUs

Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Pharmacist

The Colorado State Board of Pharmacy Approved “Statewide Protocol for Dispensing Tobacco Cessation Products” was approved and in effect as of March 2017. The Protocol was a direct result of Colorado Senate Bill 16-135, which created the infrastructure for the Colorado Boards of Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing to work collaboratively with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to create statewide protocols to address public health needs. The smoking cessation protocol was one of two such statewide protocols that were initially approved in Colorado. Colorado is amongst a small handful of states that offer similar smoking cessation services, but our protocol is indeed one of the most comprehensive.

The comprehensive training program “Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Colorado Pharmacist” and all supporting materials were developed in Colorado via a collaborative group of clinical experts and dedicated stakeholders in the pharmacy profession. We are honored to partner with Oregon State University College of Pharmacy to offer this training program that allows Colorado pharmacists to meet the requirements necessary to provide smoking cessation care to eligible adults in our state.

This training program will provide you the educational resources to safely prescribe smoking cessation therapies. It includes background information (prevalence, burden of tobacco use, addiction and intervention strategies), comprehensive review of medication therapies (pharmacology, clinical approaches to treatment options, and crucial counseling points), practical and business considerations, and finally, Colorado-specific protocol information to apply to your practice.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:

The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Pharmacists will earn 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs). In order to received ACPE credit participants must attend the entire program. Partial credit will not be awarded. To earn credit, participants must complete the online program evaluations posted on Once evaluations are completed, CPE will be uploaded to CPE monitor within 2 days.

UAN: 0008-0000-17-082-H01-P
Activity Type: Application
Activity Release Date: 7/1/2017
Activity Expiration Date: 7/1/2020

Contact Information:

If you need assistance with registration, please contact the OSU College of Pharmacy

If you have questions regarding CPE credit or course content, please contact Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

CPE Redemption

  1. Navigate to
    (If you don't have a profile, create one by entering your email and following the instructions on your screen. You will need to add your NABP number and date of birth to receive CPE credit.)
  2. Once logged in, click "View All Programs" under Home Study Activities on the left side of your screen.
  3. Scroll down to the group Colorado Statewide Protocols, and underneath, select the title Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Colorado Pharmacist.
  4. Select the link Validate Access, enter 89896, and click Submit.
    (You may need to enter the code manually, rather than cutting and pasting.)
  5. Select Content and Assessment Questions
  6. After completing evaluation questions, be sure to click Submit Answers at the bottom of your screen. CPE will be uploaded to CPE Monitor within 48 hours. You can check the status of your credit here: