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Professional Development and Continuing Education


This page is designed to meet your needs as a New Practitioner.




Become a Pharmacy Leader with our Leadership Excellence and Advocacy Development course. LEAD is a two year program made up of modules focused on a variety of different areas and aspects of leadership.  In addition to the recorded webinars and readings there is considerable focus on discussions, reflections, and interactions with the presenters, program leaders, and fellow participants. The emphasis is on building connections, networking, and building lifelong leadership skills that can be applied in a multitude of ways. Click here for more information on LEAD.

Continuing Education 101

Why do I need CE? What are the CE requirements? What kind of CE opportunities are out there? Where can I find CE opportunities? Sara Bowden, PPA's Program Manager and CPE Administrator answers all of these questions and more.


Click here to watch a short video and get your questions answered. 


Click here to see the requirements from the state

CE Requirements

In order to remain licensed as a Pharmacist in Pennsylvania, one must demonstrate that they have taken 30 credit hours of pharmacy continuing education during a two-year period.

Click here to learn more about this and other Continuing Education requirements.


Available CEs

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. We provide a variety of educational activities through multiple venues, most notably at our Annual and Mid-Year Conferences, online webinars, as home studies, and through partnership with other organizations.

Click here to learn more about the CE opportunities PPA offers.


Present a CE

PPA is always looking for dynamic and knowledgeable content experts to develop CE programs for a variety of settings including: live webinars, recorded webinars, conference CEs, Regional CEs, and Home Study Articles.


If you are interested in presenting or developing a program in one of the above capacities, contact Linsley Gentile, Conference and CE Manager/CPE Administrator.


Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about being a speaker for PPA.



PULSE is a webinar-based program designed for pharmacists with an interest in advocacy and becoming more involved with the legislative processes. Those who participate will gain a better understanding of federal and state government and its impact on pharmacy!


Click here to learn more about PULSE. 


Affiliated Counties

In order to strengthen the pharmacy “voice” and unite pharmacists, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association has established a program of joint relationships with selected county or regional pharmacy groups within the Commonwealth.


Click here to see if your county is currently an Affiliate County and to get active in your county association



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