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Continuing Education Requirements for Pharmacists

Continuing Education (CE) Reporting is due by September 30th of every even year.

CE Requirements

Pharmacists need to complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years. If you are a new registrant you can log into your online account to find out how many hours of CE you will need to complete.

Approved Continuing Education

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy accepts programs that relate to the practice of pharmacy (see MN Rule 6800.1500). Course that are accepted:
  • Courses approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
  • Courses offered by providers that have been pre-approved by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. These are providers that have been assigned a provider number. 
  • Courses that are neither ACPE approved or given by providers that have not been approved by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, but relate to the practice of pharmacy.

At this time Minnesota Board of Pharmacy does not require any state specific CE. We only require that you complete the required number of CE’s.

See Frequently Asked Questions for More Detailed Information

Reporting Continuing Education to the Board

Log in to your online account at the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and click on the box that indicates you have completed your CE. If you are unable to log in to your online account or are having trouble with your online account, you can also go to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy website, click on the Forms tab and select the “Pharmacist Certification of Completion of Continuing Education.”

After the cutoff date you will have to hand mail, fax or email copies of your completed CE certificates.


MN Board of Pharmacy Rule 6800.1500.
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