Pharmacy: Requirements and Continuing Education
NAPLEX, MPJE, and FPGEC Information
Pharmacist Immunization Resources
American Pharmacists Association
Immunization Action Coalition
Does not include pediatric immunization training.
New Mexico Pharmacists Association
Pharmacy Technician Certification
National Healthcare Association
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Continuing Education Requirements
Current continuing education requirements are found in Regulation 22.214.171.124 NMAC.
A summary follows:
30 total hours required:
2 hours must be the required law
If live or work in NM, must be live as provided by NMBOP
If out of state, must be ACPE approved
2 patient safety hours
2 hours in the safe use of opioids
These 2 hours in safe use of opioids may also be used for patient safety if indicated by the ACPE number.
10 of the 30 hours must be live hours
Additional hours as required for Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority if necessary.
Two hours of pharmacy law is required of every active licensed pharmacist each biennial renewal period.
Pharmacists practicing in New Mexico must attend one of the law update programs presented by the board to fulfill the continuing education requirement for law.
Pharmacists with active New Mexico pharmacist licenses who reside and practice solely outside of New Mexico must submit ACPE-approved continuing education credit in pharmacy law for their license renewal. Attending a board-provided law program is not required for out-of-state pharmacists. Click on the links in the section below for some online continuing education resources for pharmacy law courses.
Law updates are offered at least monthly. For dates and times, please click on the Exam and Education Schedule link.
Law updates presented at NMPHA or NMSHP meetings/conventions require registration/fee through those organizations and are ACPE accredited. Association-sponsored law updates times and locations will vary. Please contact the respective association.
If you are unable to attend a live law update, you may request to take a written law exam. The cost for this written law exam is $100.
You may receive one hour per year of C.E. in the area of pharmacy law by attending one full day of a regularly scheduled board meeting or serving on a board-approved committee.
Register to Reserve a Space
To ensure you receive a certificate & required credit for your live Pharmacy Law CE, please register as above. Remember: The Law Update offered by the NMBOP, while presented at no charge, does not have an ACPE number and is not reported to the CPE monitor.