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Utah Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Prescribing Pharmacist

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Continual Access:
2 Year Real-Time Access


Course Type:
Self-Paced, Exam Based

4 Hours/0.4 CEUs

Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification:

Pharmacists are now in the position to improve access by starting or continuing a patient on any form of hormonal contraception.

The Utah Statewide Standing Order authorizes the pharmacist or pharmacist intern to provide the following dosage forms of self-administered hormonal contraceptives:

  • Oral hormonal contraceptive
  • Hormonal vaginal ring; and
  • Hormonal contraceptive patch.

Please note that DMPA is not included in this list of authorized of self-administered hormonal contraceptives. Module 6 of this course discusses DMPA therapy.

Please refer to the Hormonal Contraceptive Resources

This training program has received significant support and guidance from several OBGYN members of ACOG. It is specifically designed to give pharmacists the tools needed to be confident and successful in prescribing and monitoring self-administered hormonal contraception and utilizing the Self-screening Risk Assessment and Contraceptive Assessment Treatment Care Pathway, each based on the US MEC. The training thoroughly educates the pharmacist in all FDA-approved methods of contraceptives, emergency contraceptives, contraindications, drug interactions, contraceptive counseling, and when to refer patients to medical providers.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through the sponsorship of OSU College of Pharmacy. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Credit shall be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Completion requires 1) Registration for the course 2) Completion of all modules and 3) Completion of the program evaluation.

UAN: 0036-0000-19-080-H04-P
Activity Type: Application
Activity Release Date: 4/1/2019
Activity Expiration Date: 4/1/2022

About the Certification:

Additional Resources:

The guidelines for contraceptive use put out by the CDC have an app that can be downloaded for use. You can find it by searching "US MEC US SPR" in iTunes or Google Play, or by clicking on this link and scrolling down: US MEC App, the guidelines for contraceptive use put out by the CDC.

Contact Information:

An NABP e-Profile ID and NPI number must be provided to complete the certification process, if you need help credentialing please contact the OSU College of Pharmacy.

If you have questions regarding the course content customized to the State of Utah, please contact Lorinda Anderson

Already Certified?

If you've already completed one of our ACPE accredited state courses and need certification in an additional state(s), please click here to complete the form request.