Overview

The American College of Apothecaries is an organization of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, marketers, pharmacy students, organizations, and corporations who work together to advance the profession of pharmacy.
ACA was founded in 1940 and has a long tradition of supporting independent retail pharmacists. As a smaller organization, we encourage and foster personal relationships among our Fellows and members. ACA also has a history of supporting pharmacy education and training. Our ACPE-accredited compounding classes and webinars are open to the entire industry, not just members. Training courses offered by ACA feature small class sizes, hands-on instruction in our state of the art lab, and unbiased presentations with multiple product lines and equipment. Courses have been updated for 2015 to include the latest developments and to meet new state standards.
Other educational services offered by ACA include customized and on-site courses located at the participant’s own pharmacy and ACPE accreditation for third-party providers of continuing education, including individuals, companies, and organizations.
For more information on membership in ACA and ACA educational events is available online at www.acainfo.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/ACA1940.


Bariatric Home Study

In 2015-16 obesity affected over 93 million adults in the United States — nearly 2 out of every 5 Americans aged 20 and older. Community pharmacies interact with patients with obesity on a nearly daily basis and have an unparalleled opportunity to reach this market with critical health services. The primary focus of this home study is to educate the community pharmacist on the medical and s...
American College of Apothecaries

Basic Compounding and Calculations Home Study

The overall goal of this 12-hour knowledge based program is to provide the pharmacist and technician with a review of the calculations they will need to make in order to prepare the variety of medications their patients may need to attain the greatest therapeutic actions from their medications with the fewest undesirable side effects. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians all compound medicati...
American College of Apothecaries

Compounding for Hormone Replacement Therapy

COMPOUNDING FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. Using the basic components of compounding, HRT can be the cornerstone of a successful pharmacy with ...
American College of Apothecaries

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists and technicians who are experienced in compounding. Completion of the Fundamental Compounding & Calculations Course is recommended, but not required. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. Participants are instructed in the proper techni...
American College of Apothecaries

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists and technicians who are experienced in compounding. Completion of the Fundamental Compounding & Calculations Course is recommended, but not required. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. Participants are instructed in the proper techni...
American College of Apothecaries

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists and technicians who are experienced in compounding. Completion of the Fundamental Compounding & Calculations Course is recommended, but not required. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. Participants are instructed in the proper techni...
American College of Apothecaries

Dermatological Compounding with Pain Management

DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOUNDING WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT is a 15 hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance skill of compoundin...
American College of Apothecaries

Ditch Your PPI

Currently, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are the 3rd highest selling drug class in the US with 113 million prescriptions each year and sales exceeding $14 billion. However, most PPIs are indicated for only 4-8 weeks of use and should not be used for more than 42 days per year (three 14-day therapy courses). • 53-69% of PPI use is for inappropriate indications • Continued use of PPIs h...
American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 21-hour (2.1 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms...
American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 21-hour (2.1 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms...
American College of Apothecaries

HIV Pharmacy Online Certification Training Program

One of the great keys to success in your HIV Pharmacy Business is your staff, your frontline employees who are working directly with and caring for your patients on a daily basis. Your employees are the engine to your business and key to your success in your HIV Specialty. It is vital to have each and every staff member, including you, well trained. Untrained staff can ruin your reputation and d...
MichRx Consulting

Managing Canine and Feline Pain Webinar

One of the central challenges in treating the veterinary patient is appropriately and effectively managing both acute and chronic pain. The veterinarian and veterinary pharmacist must rely on an array of pain management strategies in order to alleviate pain and improve patient outcomes and quality of life. This session will assist the veterinary pharmacist in recognizing pain in canines and feli...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

Quality Compounding Summit

The Quality Compounding Summit, presented by ARL Bio Pharma and the American College of Apothecaries, brings together nationally-known speakers and exhibitors for an intensive focus on quality issues for sterile and non-sterile compounding pharmacists, owners, pharmacy technicians, and leaders within the compounding industry.
American College of Apothecaries & ARL Bio Pharma

Sterile Compounding: USP Chapter Home Study

This is a home study program designed to introduce participants to current version of USP Chapter . USP Chapter describes the minimum practices and quality standards to be followed when preparing compounded sterile human and animal preparations (CSPs). This 20-hour home study is an optional companion to the Comprehensive Sterile Compounding course for technicians and pharmacists. After succe...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of ...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of ...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of ...
American College of Apothecaries

WEBINAR: Canine and Feline Cardiac Medications

This course is designed for pharmacists and technicians providing care to veterinary patients. The course will cover common cardiac medications used in dogs and cats including side effects and special considerations. The medication description will be followed by a discussion of the compounding opportunities as well as special considerations when compounding these critical medications. This ...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

WEBINAR: CBD Update: Having the Facts To Answer Your Patient's Questions

Recently, it has become almost impossible to pick-up the newspaper or watch the evening news without seeing a story, advertisement, or a "medical professional" weighing-in either for a new CBD product, a new use for CBD, or against the ever increasing use and societal acceptance of CBD as a legitimate product to treat ailments. Just as we Pharmacists are being bombarded with these daily "reve...
ppsi | Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc.

Webinar: Connecting to Veterinarians and Pet Parents

This talk will help you brand, market, and ultimately connect to what veterinarians and pet parents care about. You will learn how to approach niche marketing and get a high-level review of the most effective marketing channels available today. This knowledge will help you bring new clients to your pharmacy and ensure they have the proper education before and after working with you. This pro...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

Webinar: Ethical and Practical Compliance

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT / 10:00 am MT / 9:00 am PT Pharmacists are responsible for many tasks, including the compliance requirements for the pharmacy. Knowledge of the regulations and insurance requirements is critical for patient safety and to keep the pharmacy out of trouble! This program will review the consequences of past unethical behavior, provide an over...
Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc

Webinar: Legislative Update - An In-Depth Look At Emerging Issues Impacting Pharmacy Stakeholders

The start of 2019 has seen a wide range of national and and state legislative/regulatory policies springing up that will impact pharmacy’s bottom line. This wide ranging discussion will prepare pharmacy stakeholders for a look at emerging trends to stop unnecessary policy surprises. **This program is accredited for pharmacy law CE.** This program was originally presented on Tuesday, Jun...
American College of Apothecaries

Webinar: Pharmacological Management of Bacterial UTIs in Dogs and Cats - ISCAID Guideline Updates

Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT / 10:00 am MT / 9:00 am PT Urinary tract infections are a common disease state encountered in the small animal veterinary clinic. Pharmacists can be a valuable resource to their local veterinarians by assisting in antimicrobial selection. This includes assistance with empiric therapy and drug selection based on culture and sensitivity repo...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

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