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CSHP is now offering advanced training certificate programs for pharmacy professionals. Each program was developed and will be taught by highly qualified faculty from universities and hospitals throughout California. Each certificate program employs both online and in-class instruction to provide students with both a practical and practice-based learning experience. 

For more information and registration details check out our information below!

If you have already purchased a certificate program and would like to access the modules, go to the Education Portal.  Make sure you are logged in first, select “List of All Available Certificate Programs” and select the program with the live event date of the program you have purchased. 

The successful completion of an advanced practice pharmacist certificate program fulfills one of the three criteria required by the California State Board of Pharmacy for pharmacists to become licensed as an advanced practice pharmacist. CSHP is now offering two unique programs which meet this requirement.

Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Program - Chronic Disease State Management - multiple course locations and ongoing (2018 Sessions TBA shortly!)
Presented in partnership between the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists & Touro University California


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 advance 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

Program Highlights:

  • Fulfills the certification requirement for advance 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
      • New Session Dates/Time Announcements Coming Soon!
  • Certificate Program contains instructor-led videos
  • Note: 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.
  • $750 CSHP members | $1450 non-CSHP members
  • New Session Announcements/Dates Coming Soon!

For more information about the requirements for becoming an advanced practice pharmacist and the application process, visit the California State Board of Pharmacy webpage.

Transitions of Care Certificate Program
Presented in partnership between the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists & Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (New Live Event Added: April 29th, 2018)

This practice-based program is designed to provide the participant with a comprehensive approach to developing a transitions of care program in their own practice setting through web-based modules and a live interactive session.

The web-based self-study modules will provide evidence-based literature demonstrating the impact of pharmacy staff transitions of care on patient care and a stepwise approach to creation and expansion of transitions of care services integrating technicians, pharmacy students and residents. Modules are designed to be sequential and build upon the information presented in the previous session. The series also follows a patient from hospital admission through to discharge and post-discharge, and including the pharmacy staff’s roles and responsibilities at each phase of care.  Metrics to demonstrate the impact of transitions of care will also be provided.

Program Highlights

  • 6 modules of webinars presented by Cedars-Sinai faculty, with opportunities to email the faculty questions or clarifications. 
    • Safe Medication Transitions: Using Evidence-Based Solutions 
    • Building Blocks: Creating a Solid Foundation to Support a Transitions of Care Program
    • First Contact: Conducting the Best Medication Reconciliation  
    • Raise the Roof: Elevating the Role of Technicians in Transitions of Care
    • Pharmacy Opportunities in Supporting Safe Transitions at Hospital Discharge
    • The Med “Wreck” Continues: The Pharmacist Role in Post-Discharge Follow Up
  • Participate in a live interactive session with Cedars-Sinai faculty.
    • The live event will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 8:00am-3:00pm at CSHP's Preceptor Development Conference at the Asilomar Conference Hotel in Pacific Grove, CA. 
  • Online modules must be completed by April 25, 2018.
  • $325 pharmacist member | $650 pharmacist non-member
    $200 technician member | $250 technician non-member

Preceptor Development Conference registration PRICE BREAK! Get a $120 discount on CSHP's 2018 Preceptor Development Conference registration if you purchase the certificate program also!

  • To register for the West Coast Preceptor Conference click here
    NOTE: Select the "West Coast Preceptor Conference Registration (ToC Registrants ONLY)" ticket
  • To register for the Transitions of Care certificate program click here.
    NOTE: Ensure you are logged into your CSHP account before clicking.



Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program
Presented by the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (Coming Soon!)

This program has been designed specifically for health-system pharmacists to provide them with the knowledge of genetic factors that influence drug disposition, response, and adverse effects.  Program participants will gain the practical, clinical skills necessary to apply precision medicine at their own practice settings.

Program Highlights:

  • Pharmacogenomics fundamentals
  • Clinical implementation issues and educational resources
  • Drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry/Pain
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Clinical implementation issues and educational resources

Special Features:

  • Free genetics test kit and results (wide-range of genes) to first 50 registrants
  • Practice-based 
  • 15 total hours of CPE
  • Taught by a cadre of expert faculty 

Live Program Overview:

  • Participants will learn how to apply the information presented online and at the live program;
  • Faculty will present evidence-based and practice-based patient cases through an interactive forum; 
  •  Participants will have an opportunity to review and interpret their personal genetic report.
  • The live event will be held at CSHP's Seminar Conference 2018. 

Additional Details

  • Certificate Program contains instructor-led videos
  • Practice-based | 15 total hours of CPE
  • Note: 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.
  • Registration Coming Soon

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

All Information subject to change


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