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ALBOP Approved Pharmacy Technician Training Program

As of January 1, 2020, ALBOP now requires new technicians to complete a board-approved training. No worries - we've got you covered!

APA has developed an ALBOP-approved training program that meets the competencies and requirements outlined in Alabama Board of Pharmacy Policy 19-003. 

Live and On-Demand Programming

APA’s program will be divided into the following modules which will be offered via webinar.  Following the initial webinar presentations, the modules will be made available online 24/7.

Legal and Ethical Questionspresented by Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm

Professional Standardspresented by Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm

Terminologypresented by Bruce Harris, Pharm.D.

Calculations – presented by Jared Johnson, Pharm.D.

Medication Safety – presented by Gary Mount, Pharm.D.

       

Bundle Pricing

APA Member Pricing: $99 per technician for program

Non-Member Pricing: $125 per technician for program (includes 1 year of APA membership)

         

A La Carte Pricing for Technician Credit

APA plans to make the individual modules available for technicians who are not required to complete the training but who might be looking to brush up on these topics and earn CE credit at the same time.  

APA Member Rate for Individual Modules: $25*

Non-Member Rate for Individual Modules: $35*

 

*Pricing may be adjusted depending on the number of modules covered in each webinar.

 

Live Webinars

Date TimeSubject                   
 Speaker    
 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Medication Safety   Gary Mount, Pharm.D.
 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Calculations Jared Johnson, Pharm.D.
 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Terminology Bruce Harris, Pharm.D.
 Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Legal and Ethical Questions
 Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm
 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Professional Standards Ronda Lacey, J.D., M.S. Pharm


Following the live webinars, modules will be available on our website for completion 24/7. 

 

How to Register
Registration is available now for the training bundle.  Registration for individual webinars/modules will be open next week.  Just look for the links on APA's home page and on the Pharmacy Technician Training Program page.


Background
In 2019 the Alabama Board of Pharmacy amended rule 680-X-2-.14 (The Role of Technicians in Pharmacies in Alabama) to establish training requirements for all pharmacy technicians receiving their initial registration on or after January 1, 2020.  The requirement does not apply to technicians licensed in Alabama prior to January 1, 2020.

All newly licensed technicians are required to complete a Board-approved training program within the first 6 months after their registration and to submit evidence of completion to the Board within 10 days of completing the program.  Both the pharmacy and the technician should keep proof of the training on file for a period of two years.  The Board may issue a fine of up to $1000 to the pharmacy and revoke the registration of a technician for failure to comply with the new rule.

Adjustment to 6 month completion requirement due to COVID-19
The Alabama Board of Pharmacy will allow any technician who initially registered on or after January 1, 2020 through the end of the state of emergency, an extension on completion of the required training until December 31, 2020.


 

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