Advanced Practice Pharmacist Chronic Disease State Management Certificate Program
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Activity Type: Practice-based
Activity Fee: $750 member | $1450 non-member
Release Date: 06/30/2017
Expiration Date: 06/30/2020
ACPE Activity Numbers(s):: 0126-9999-17-006-B01-P
CE Credit Hour(s) (no partial credit given): 38 contact hours: 30 hours online home studies and 8 hours live activity.
Last day to Claim Credit: This depends on the date of the selected live event portion of this program. Instructors will notify participants at the live event the details for claiming CPE credit.
Target Audience: Pharmacists

This certificate program is an CSHP Education activity developed in partnership with the Touro University. 

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Product Description


This program will focus on management of common chronic disease states and issues including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, depression, anxiety, and safe medication use in older adults.


A combination of home study, clinical scenarios, patient interviewing skills, and hands-on practicum sessions will ensure each participant has the skills and competency to practice as an advanced practice pharmacist. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be capable of: 

  • Performing patient assessments
  • Ordering and interpreting drug therapy-related tests
  • Referring patients to other health care providers
  • Participating in the evaluation and management of disease and health conditions in collaboration with other health care providers
  • Initiating, adjusting and discontinuing drug therapy

Your successful completion of all online home studies and the live event performance tests will meet the certification portion of the criteria for becoming an Advanced Practice Pharmacist.


For information about all the requirements for becoming an Advanced Practice Pharmacist and the application process, visit the California State Board of Pharmacy webpage.



Program Highlights

  • Fulfills the certification requirement for advanced practice pharmacist licensure
  • Earn 38 CPE credits
    • 30 hours of web-based self-study modules, including instructor-led videos
    • 8 hours of a live interactive session
      • Variety of options to complete the live session
        • September 10, 2017 at Touro University California in Vallejo, CA
        • October 26, 2017 at CSHP's Seminar 2017 in Las Vegas, NV (At least one day registration at Seminar is required for this date.)
        • January 28, 2018 at Sharp Medical Center in San Diego, CA

Online Home Studies

 APP 100

Introduction to the CSHP/Touro University Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Program

 APP 100.01

Introduction to Advanced Practice Pharmacist

 APP 100.02

Practice Affiliations

 APP 100.03

Patient Encounter

 APP 100.04.01 – 100.04.05


 APP 100.05.01 – 100.05.05

Diabetes Mellitus

 APP 100.06.01 – 100.06.05


 APP 100.07.01 – 100.07.05

Major Depressive Disorder(MDD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder


 APP 100.08.01 – 100.08.05


 APP 100.09.01 – 100.09.05

Geriatrics/Safe Medication Use in Elderly

Live Event

 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 Held on different dates and locations

· Clinical cases/discussion

· Simulation of patient encounters

· Competency will be assessed for:

o Measuring vital signs

o Diabetes foot exam

o Devices

Diabetes: BG meter and Point-of-Care (POC) A1C machine, injectables/administration

Anticoagulation (POC INR, injectables)

· Comprehensive exam (Passing Score: ≥75%)



Emily Chan, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences- Touro University California College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care- LifeLong Medical Care East Oakland

Shadi Doroudgar, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP, BCPP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences - Touro University California College of Pharmacy Residency Research Coordinator - Touro University California
Psychiatric Pharmacist - Pathways to Wellness, Oakland Pharmacist - Sutter Center for Psychiatry, Sacramento

Eric J. Ip, Pharm.D., BCPS, CSCS, CDE, FCSHP
CSHP-Touro University Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Program Director
Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences- Touro University California College of Pharmacy Diabetes Specialist/Clinical Pharmacist- Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Medical Offices

Melissa Kirkpatrick, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences- Touro University California College of Pharmacy Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - UCSF School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care - Highland Hospital

Keith Yoshizuka, PharmD, MBA, JD, FCSHP
Assistant Dean for Administration and Chair of Social, Behavioral, & Administrative Sciences- Touro University California College of Pharmacy

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, CSHP require that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g., employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speaker’s bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or series may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, CSHP asks that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

Faculty planners, CSHP Staff report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.


*You must pass each home study before being allowed access to the next home study in the sequence.
*You must pass all online home studies to attend the live portion of the program.
*If you do not complete the online home studies prior to the live event you will not gain admittance to the live session. Also, you will not be refunded or apply your payment to another APP live program date or another certificate program.

The California Society of Health-System Pharmacists is an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. 

*Participants must attend at least one day of Seminar to participate in this certificate program. Online Modules must be completed by the live event date.


California Society of Health-System Pharmacists
1314 H Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 447-1033
Fax: (916) 447-2396
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm