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. 
Target Audience: Pharmacists

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Note: You must log in to your CSHP account to purchase the program and each time you access this certificate program


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.


All online modules must be completed and assessments passed to attend the live event. No refunds or transfers to other live dates/locations are given.



Online Module

 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

· 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., APh, 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., APh, BCPS, BCGP, GCPP
Associate 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., APh, BCPS, CSCS, CDE, FCSHP
CSHP-Touro University Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Program Director
Chair and Professor of Clinical Sciences- Touro University California College of Pharmacy Diabetes Specialist/Clinical Pharmacist- Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Medical Offices

Melissa Kirkpatrick, Pharm.D., APh, BCACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences- Touro University California College of Pharmacy Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - UCSF School of Pharmacy

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.

Continuing Education Requirement:
Per the CA Board of Pharmacy code 4233, pharmacists who complete this certificate program and receive the Advanced Practice Pharmacist recognition from the California Board of Pharmacy are required to complete not less than 10 hours of continuing education in the area of Chronic Disease State Management every two (2) years.

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


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