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Point of Care Testing Certificate

NDSU School of Pharmacy is excited to partner with The National Association of Chain Drug Stores to provide a Point of Care Testing Certificate. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Practice-based Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate ACPE Universal Activity #0206-9999-15-012-B04-P. Initial Release Date: 1/08/2015; Expiration Date: 1/08/2018.


Target Audience

This course provides community pharmacists and members of academia, industry and government with the skills necessary to develop a testing program for influenza, Group A streptococcus, HIV and hepatitis C.  

Claiming Credit

Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be awarded for the certificate training course only. This is a practice-based activity and is primarily constructed to instill, expand or enhance practice competencies through the systematic achievement of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors.

Successful completion of the live seminar component involves passing the final exam with a grade of 70 percent or higher and demonstrating proficiency indiagnostic testing techniques. Successful completion of this component will result in 8.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment questions with a grade of 70 percent or higher and will result in 12.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance and participation are required before obtaining CPE credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.

CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists to track their completed PCE credits, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. NACDS, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist CPE credit using this new tracking system. Pharmacist participants must provide their NABP e-Profile identification number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they register for a CPE activity. It will be the responsibility of the pharmacist to provide the correct information (i.e., e-Profile identification number and date of birth in MMDD format). If this information is not provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit NACDS from issuing CPE credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, NACDS will not provide printed statements of credit to pharmacists. If you have not signed up for CPE Monitor, please go to

The live seminar will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Grand Hotel, 1505 North Broadway, Minot, ND. Registration will begin at 7:30 am. Lunch will be provided.


Elizabeth Skoy, PharmD and Alicia Fitz, PharmD

Fees (Class size will be limited to the first 20 registered participants)


Refund Policy:

North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a licensed partner, Joint Provider of this NACDS certificate program. If you decide that you cannot complete the program because of time restraints, and/or must cancel last minute for any kind of emergency, the fee to cancel will be $100. NDSU must receive your cancellation notice in writing at least one week prior to the live program offering. After that, there will be no refunds granted. Registration fees cannot be re-allocated to future offerings of this certification program due to the multiple steps involved with processing CE credits.

To learn more or register for the Point of Care Testing Certificate Course and to register, please visit the NDSU DCE Marketplace page.


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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2650 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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