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State CE Requirements

States Renewal Term (Years) Renewal Date Even or Odd Years CE Hour Requirement Live CE Requirement Special Topic Requirement Notes
Alabama 2 December 31 Even 30 N/A Notes
Alaska 2 June 30 Even 30 N/A Notes
Arizona 2 October 31 N/A 30 N/A At least 0.3 CEUs shall be pharmacy law subjects. Notes
Arkansas 2 December 31 Odd 30 12 Notes
California 2 Cyclical N/A 30 N/A Notes
Colorado 2 October 31 Odd 24 N/A Notes
Connecticut 2 January 31 Even 30 N/A At least one (1) of the fifteen (15) credits must be related to pharmacy law. Notes
Delaware 2 September 30 Even 30 N/A At least 2 hours of continuing education in the area of medication safety/errors and At least 2 hours of continuing education in the distribution, dispensing or delivery of controlled substances. Notes
District of Columbia 2 February 28 N/A 40 10 At least two (2) hours in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) training and at least two (2) hours in medication/dispensing errors training during the two (2) year period preceding the date the license expires. Notes
Florida 2 September 30 Odd 30 10 Two (2) of those hours must be a Board-approved course on medication errors. Two (2) of those hours must be a Board-approved course on controlled substances. Notes
Georgia 2 December 31 Even 30 N/A Three (3) hours must be in emergency disaster preparedness as approved by the Board.  
Guam 2 September 30 N/A 15 N/A  
Hawaii 2 December 31 Odd 30 N/A  
Idaho 1 June 30 N/A 15 3 One (1) of the CPE hours obtained must address federal, state, or local law affecting the practice of pharmacy. Notes
Illinios 2 March 31 Even 30 N/A  
Indiana 2 June 30 Even 30 N/A Notes
Iowa 2 June 30 N/A 30 N/A Minimum two (2) hours must be activities dealing with patient or medication safety Notes
Kansas 2 June 30 N/A 30 N/A  
Kentucky 1 February 28 N/A 15 N/A  
Louisiana 1 December 31 N/A 15 3 Notes
Maine 1 December 31 N/A 15 N/A  
Maryland 2 Last Day of Birth Month N/A 30 2 One (1) hour of CE must be on the topic of medication errors.  
Massachusetts 2 December 31 Even 40 N/A Of the twenty (20) hours required per year, at least two (2) hours shall be in the area of pharmacy law.  
Michigan 2 June 30 N/A 30 10 One (1) hour must relate to pain and symptom management.  
Minnesota 1 March 01 N/A 30 N/A  
Mississippi 1 December 31 N/A 10 N/A  
Missouri 2 October 31 N/A 30 N/A  
Montana 1 June 30 N/A 15 5  
Nebraska 2 January 01 Even 30 N/A  
Nevada 2 October 31 Odd 30 N/A  
New Hampshire 1 December 31 N/A 15 5  
New Jersey 2 April 30 Odd 30 10 Three (3) CE credits must be in pharmacy law  Notes
New Mexico 2 Last Day of Birth Month N/A 30 10 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.  
New York 3 Variable N/A 45 N/A Every pharmacist is required to complete three (3) hours in the area of strategies used to reduce medication errors.  
North Carolina 1 December 31 N/A 15 8  
North Dakota 1 March 01 N/A 15 N/A  
Ohio 3 September 15 N/A 60 N/A At least 0.3 CEUs (three (3) hours) must be in pharmacy law and 0.2 CEUs (two (2) hours) must be in patient safety or medication error prevention.  
Oklahoma 1 Last Day of Birth Month N/A 15 3  
Oregon 2 June 30 N/A 30 N/A 2 hours pharmacy and drug law & 2 hours patient safety or medication error prevention. Notes
Pennsylvania 2 September 30 Even 30 N/A 2 hours of patient safety. Notes
Puerto Rico 3 Variable N/A 35 N/A 3 hours infection control.  
Rhode Island 1 June 30 N/A 15 5 Notes
South Carolina 1 April 30 N/A 15 6 Notes
South Dakota 1 September 30 N/A 12 N/A  
Tennessee 2 Cyclical N/A 30 15  
Texas 2 Last Day of Birth Month N/A 30 N/A One (1) hour must be related to Texas pharmacy laws and rules.  
Utah 2 September 30 Odd 30 12 One hour in law and ethics.  
Vermont 2 July 31 N/A 30 10  
Virginia 1 December 31 N/A 15 N/A  
Washington 1 Birth Date N/A 15 N/A  
West Virginia 2 June 30 N/A 30 6 3 hours pain management. Notes
Wisconsin 2 May 31 Even 30 N/A  
Wyoming 1 December 31 N/A 12 N/A