Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences delivers quality programming with contemporary content, while facilitating life-long learning for pharmacy professionals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of CE do I need to maintain my license?
In the state of North Carolina, pharmacists must complete 15 hours annually in order to renew their license.  Eight of the 15 hours must be live or contact hours.  In addition, pharmacists may carry-over five hours per year from the previous renewal cycle.  If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please refer to the NCBOP website.  For Board of Pharmacy continuing education requirements in other states please refer to the NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy) website.

What is Continuing Professional Development?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an approach to lifelong learning being discussed as a potential model for pharmacists in the United States. CPD does not replace continuing education (CE), but CE will be an essential component of CPD. Its purpose is to ensure that pharmacists maintain their knowledge, skills, and competencies to practice throughout their careers in their specific area of practice, to improve the pharmacist's personal performance, and ultimately to improve patient and public health outcomes.

How do I receive CE credit for precepting Campbell students?
The three colleges of pharmacy in North Carolina have an agreement with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NCBOP) to provide CE credit to pharmacists who precept student-pharmacists. To receive credit you must registered with a college of pharmacy as a preceptor.  Pharmacists who precept one student-pharmacist will receive 4 hours of credit. In addition, those who precept two or more student-pharmacists will receive 5 hours.  The annual limit for precepting hours is 5 and these hours are considered live or contact hours.  These hours are recognized by the NCBOP only and are not ACPE accredited; therefore, there is no ACPE UPN assigned to preceptor credit hours.  Please consult other boards of pharmacy before attempting to use these hours for credit in other states. Each individual college of pharmacy will process statements of credit for their registered preceptors annually.

How do I obtain a copy of my Statement of Credit?
For programs occurring prior to March 1, 2010, contact Samantha Clinton, continuing education coordinator, at 910.814.4784 or  For programs occurring after March 1, 2010, please refer to your individual CPE credit transcript.


Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Program Contact

Sam Clinton
Continuing Education Coordinator