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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

A Practical Pharmacy Guide to the Controlled Substance Act – 1 CE – Live Webinar on September 21, 2023 8PM ET

Activity Overview

The Controlled Substance Act was passed in 1970 and regulates the supply chain of certain medications, chemicals, and substances designated as having the potential for abuse. Pharmacies are one step in that supply chain, and community pharmacies are the last step before those medications reach the patient. It is critical that pharmacists and technicians understand the requirements of the Controlled Substance Act, both to protect the public’s health and to maintain compliance.

This course will review the major requirements of the Controlled Substance Act, as they apply to community pharmacies, and will highlight practical points that staff can implement into their everyday practice.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the requirements of the Controlled Substance Act as it relates to the community pharmacy
  2. Review best practices for controlled substances throughout their pharmacy lifecycle
  3. Review the CMEA (Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act) and updates to buprenorphine dispensing

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Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641).

AchieveCE is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2025. Provider ID# 386503.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AchieveCE is also an approved provider by various state boards. Find the complete list here.

Faculty Information

Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA, is a pharmacist, a medical writer, and the founder of, a website dedicated to helping community pharmacies with compliance and operations. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s of science in biology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Doctor of Pharmacy, and West Texas A&M University with a Masters of Business Administration.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. Pete Kreckel, RPh, planner for this activity, also has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Live Webinar



1.0 Contact Hour



Target Audience

Pharmacy Technicians

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technician:

Airing Schedule

September 21, 2023 (Thur)
8PM Eastern Time

Activity Release Date

September 21, 2023

Activity Expiration Date

September 21, 2026



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support to ensure your credits are reported.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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