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 2020 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 acainfo.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/ACA1940.


American College of Veterinary Pharmacists: 2024 Veterinary Pharmacy Conference

July 11-13, 2024 Register Now for the 2024 Veterinary Pharmacy Conference, "the only national conference designed exclusively for community veterinary pharmacies." Held at the Indianapolis Zoo Earn up to 10 hours of CE ACVP & ACA Members register for the full conference for only $599 through May 1, 2024 Special Rates for Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Residents, and ...
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Compounding for the Veterinary Patient Home Study

In this 6-hour knowledge-based home study learning program, participants will review the regulations of veterinary medicine and recommendations for veterinary compounding, as well as the challenges in compounding for a veterinary patient. Participants will explore ways to help patients and owners by adjusting dosage strength, customizing dosage forms, and tailoring ingredient selection by anima...
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Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

September 19th - 21st, 2024 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. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course will also provide initial aseptic training for pharmacists and technicians required by their state board of...
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Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

December 5th - 7th, 2024 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. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course will also provide initial aseptic training for pharmacists and technicians required by their state board of ph...
American College of Apothecaries

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

November 14th - 16th, 2024 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. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course will also provide initial aseptic training for pharmacists and technicians required by their state board of ...
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Dermatological Compounding

September 13th- 14th, 2024 DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) knowledge / application-based course that comprises a blend of didactic lectures for theoretical understanding and laboratory activities for practical application. This approach enhances an already established skill of compounding, providing you with a more in-depth insight into the field. However, it is...
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Fundamental Compounding with Pharmacy Law

October 17th - 19th, 2024 FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day course that combines a 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course with a 1-hour (0.1 CEUs) knowledge-based course in Fundamental Compounding Law. This course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past but want a refresher. Physicians and other h...
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Fundamental Compounding with Pharmacy Law

August 1st - 3rd, 2024 FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day course that combines a 20-hour (2.0 CEUs) practice-based course with a 1-hour (0.1 CEUs) knowledge-based course in Fundamental Compounding Law. This course is designed for pharmacists, technicians, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past but want a refresher. Physicians and other heal...
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Hazardous Drug Handling - Primer for Pharmacy Personnel Home Study

This 6-hour knowledge-based home study learning program is tailored for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists, focusing on regulations and standards related to handling hazardous drugs. By grasping these guidelines, participants can implement optimal practices at work, ensuring the safety of both compounded hazardous preparations and the staff handling them. Pharmacy Technicians can utilize this ...
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Non-Sterile Compounding Home Study

In the rapidly evolving field of pharmacy, continuous learning and skill enhancement are quintessential. This is where the Non-Sterile Compounding Home Study program steps in, offering a comprehensive learning platform for both compounding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. It offers a thorough understanding of non-sterile compounding, from the regulations and standards to the typical dosage ...
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PEERx - Ethics Module 1: Priority of Pharmacy Ethics in Healthcare

This Educational Activity is provided by Pharmacy Ethics, Education, and Resources (PEER) and is designed to educate healthcare professionals on ethics to improve patient safety. Ethics is a top priority in pharmacy across all practice areas. It is essential for pharmacy staff to grasp the ethical principles endorsed by pharmacy leadership. Through discussing ethics and learning from histo...
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Quality Compounding Summit: On-Demand

Earn up to 9 hours of continuing education focused on quality issues in compounding when you purchase the 2021 Quality Compounding Summit Bundle originally presented November 5-6, 2021. Quality Compounding Summit 2021 Bundle - only $450 CE Session #1 - NABP Implementation of the FDA Compounding MOU CE Session #2 - Pharmacist / Provider / Patient Triad: A Multidisciplinary Approach t...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Biotin (B7)

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Folate (B9)

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Niacin (B3)

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Pantothenic (B5)

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Riboflavin (B2)

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
American College of Apothecaries

THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Survey of 13 Vitamins, Deficiencies, Supplements, and Interactions (Home Study Bundle)

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Thiamin (B1)

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamin A & Carotenoids

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamin B12

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamin B6

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamin C

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamin D

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamin E

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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THE MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamin K

Pharmacists are often sought after for guidance on choosing and using nutritional supplements. However, many current pharmacists did not receive comprehensive education on vitamins and minerals during their academic training. Even those who did may not be up to date on recent research that has broadened our knowledge of how deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients can impact health, a...
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Veterinary Compounding Essentials

July 19th - 20th, 2024 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 marketin...
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Webinar - Pregabalin for Felines

Overview " Transportation anxiety is common in felines and can prevent owners from providing optimal care due to the stress and complications of simply getting to the veterinarian. Human pregabalin, alprazolam, and trazadone are some of the current options prescribed to pet owners to help, but pregabalin has been recently FDA-approved for this use in felines only to provide pet owners an ea...
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WEBINAR BUNDLE: 2023 ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference Bundle

Did you miss the 2023 Veterinary Pharmacy Conference? No worries, it is now available on-demand. View the videos, and powerpoints, and complete the test and evaluation to earn up to 8 hours of accredited CE for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians. Webinar 1 - GFI #256: How it affects compounding for veterinary patients (2023) / 0.5 CE Credit Web...
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WEBINAR BUNDLE: ABC's of Nutritional Pharmacy Bundle

Nutritional pharmacy is a discipline that bridges the gap between nutrition and pharmacology, focusing on the use of nutrients to support health and prevent or treat disease. The "ABC’s of Nutritional Pharmacy Bundle" covers a range of topics, from the basics of vitamins and minerals to the more complex interactions between dietary supplements and prescription medications. This c...
American College of Apothecaries

WEBINAR BUNDLE: ACA New Member Bundle

The ACA New Member Bundle presents an excellent opportunity for both new and seasoned pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to advance their professional skills and earn continuing education credits. Accredited for 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs), the bundle includes three insightful modules, each providing 1 CE credit. Webinar 1: Opportunities in Wellness: Integrating Advanced Point of Sale Func...
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WEBINAR BUNDLE: Compounding Clarity: Decoding USP Standards in Pharmacy Practice Bundle

The Compounding Clarity: Decoding USP Standards in Pharmacy Practice bundle is accredited for 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Webinar 1 - GFI #256: How it affects compounding for veterinary patients (2023) This webinar will help veterinary compounders understand the requirements of GFI-256 and why such a document is...
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WEBINAR BUNDLE: Mental Health for the Pharmacy Workforce Bundle

The Mental Health for the Pharmacy Workforce Bundle, originally presented at the ACA | ACVP | PPHI Annual Conference & Expo, offers an invaluable opportunity for pharmacists and technicians to earn up to 2 hours of continuing education focused on Mental Health. This bundle is designed to address critical issues facing healthcare professionals today, including addiction, depression, burnout, ...
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WEBINAR BUNDLE: Quality Compounding Summit Bundle

Earn up to 9 hours of continuing education focused on quality issues in compounding when you purchase the Quality Compounding Summit Bundle. Session 1: NABP Implementation of the FDA Compounding MOU Session 2: Pharmacist / Provider / Patient Triad: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care Session 3: Quality Compounding and Clinical Pharmaceuticals Session 4: Regulatory an...
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WEBINAR: 2022 Legal Update

Compounding pharmacists and practitioners must remain aware of ongoing legal and regulatory developments to tailor their practices accordingly and avoid disciplinary actions and/or disruptions to business. This presentation will review recent agency guidance, interpretations, and stakeholder responses for both human and veterinary compounding practices. This session was initially presented ...
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WEBINAR: Improving Antibiotic Use In Companion Animal Medicine: A Team-Based Approach

Overview - Research suggests that veterinarians often prescribe antibiotics to animals in an unsupported manner. Such prescribing patterns are concerning as they promote the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria that can impact both animals and humans. Guidelines and best practices for veterinary antibiotic prescribing have been developed and promoted through various professional orga...
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

WEBINAR: Legal Insights into Peptide & Semaglutide Compounding: Navigating FDA, State Boards, and Telemedicine

As the landscape of compounding peptides and semaglutide continues to evolve rapidly, a multitude of legal challenges and opportunities arise. This session aims to shed light on the pivotal developments and regulatory nuances in this dynamic sector. Our speakers will delve into critical topics such as the FDA's current stance on peptide compounding, recent pronouncements from state Boar...
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WEBINAR: MEN AND COVID SEVERITY - New Research that Links Them ... What Are the Implications?

Pharmacists/Technicians will have a better understanding of why men suffered more severely from COVID-19 than women, and what that can mean in other acute, viral conditions. Pharmacists will be better equipped to discuss the relative health risks/benefits of testosterone in cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer.  Thus, the pharmacist/technician will be able to engage with and educate both ...
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WEBINAR: Opportunities in Wellness: Integrating Advanced Point of Sale Functional Testing in Community Pharmacy - On Demand

Activity Description Functional testing focuses on physiological function (i.e. how the body functions at a biological level), rather than the presence of markers of disease. Community pharmacies are well-positioned to off functional testing to patients who want a clear picture of their health needs and provide nutritional and lifestyle intervention. This presentation will provide examples a...
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WEBINAR: You Need to Treat What? Meeting the Unique Pharmacy Needs of Zoo Animals

Earn 1-hour of continuing education credit when you purchase the informative webinar, "You Need to Treat What? Meeting the Unique Pharmacy Needs of Zoo Animals," presented by veterinarian Ryan Colburn, DVM. This specialized webinar offers a deep dive into the atypical and often challenging medical treatments required by zoo animals, ranging from small exotic species to large mammals. ...
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