The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is committed to ensuring that our continuing education activities are of the highest quality to maintain our standard of excellence in pharmacy education.

As the first school of pharmacy in the state of Maryland and the state’s only academic institution based provider of continuing pharmacy education, the School of Pharmacy acknowledges its ongoing responsibility not only to our alumni, but also to pharmacists in Maryland regarding continuing education.

Our graduates are trained to be lifelong learners and our continuing education program seeks to meet this ongoing educational need.

The Office of Continuing Education at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is a fully accredited pharmacy continuing education provider. The Office of Continuing Education provides a wide range of services to address the continuing education needs of pharmacy professionals across the state of Maryland and beyond. Each educational activity approved by the Office undergoes a thorough review process to ensure its academic integrity. Programming is delivered online or through traditional face-to-face formats.

Mission: Through collaborative programming and interprofessional partnerships, the Office of Continuing Education empowers our pharmacists – including our faculty, preceptors, alumni and pharmacy technicians, and beyond to:

  • Achieve new professional competencies
  • Acquire new knowledge critical for medication safety and patient care
  • Develop new skills for today’s health care marketplace

Moving our learners to the cutting-edge of patient-centered pharmacy practice.

Continuing Education Goal: To provide an accessible source of in-depth continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, facilitating the development of high levels of competency in the most pressing issues in pharmacy practice through programs aimed at development of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Featured Course: Contraception Prescribing Credentialing for Maryland Pharmacists

This four hour, interactive program is offered completely online and is presented as a series of four (4) modules. Each module is ACPE-approved for one contact hour of continuing education credit for a total of 4.0 contact hours of continuing education for pharmacists. At the completion of the full series, pharmacists will be eligible to apply to the Board of Pharmacy for a credential to prescribe contraceptive drugs in their practice.

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ACPE The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.