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California State Board of Pharmacy

Law and Ethics Webinar

California Code of Regulations, title 16, section 1732.5(b), requires that at least two of the 30 hours of continuing education (CE) required for renewal of a pharmacist license be completed by participating in law and ethics courses provided by the Board of Pharmacy. The requirement applies to pharmacists whose licenses expire on or after July 1, 2019.

Viewing both of these video webinars satisfies the two hours required for law and ethics CE courses. These videos can be viewed at any time; no registration is required. The law webinar is updated annually, and the ethics webinar is refresher training. Pharmacists must view both webinars to earn two hours of CE credit.

Note: The California State Board of Pharmacy is not an approved ACPE provider.  The law and ethics webinars you complete are a requirement for your California pharmacist license renewal but are not sent to the NABP and will not appear on your CPE monitor. For this reason, pharmacists are required to retain their CE completion certificates for four years. If you are selected for an audit, you will be notified and asked to submit copies of your CE completion certificates to the Board.

In addition, the Board’s law and ethics webinars are required for pharmacists only. No other licensees are required to complete – nor awarded CE credit by the Board for completing – the law and ethics webinars.

Webinar Instructions

  1. Click the arrow on the cover page to launch the webinar. Enter your first name, last name and email address when requested. Click Submit and Continue to begin the course.
  2. At the end of the course, you will be instructed to generate a certificate of completion:
    • Click the Certificate button and enter the information requested on the document. You may print a hard copy or keep the certificate on your computer. DO NOT MAIL THE CERTIFICATE TO THE BOARD OF PHARMACY.
    • The Board of Pharmacy will receive electronic notification that you have completed the course. However, you are required to keep the certificate for four years in case you are asked for evidence of completion.