CPE Accreditation Services

CPE Accreditation Services

TSHP CPE Mission Statement

The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists is committed to educational innovation and life-long learning as a professional responsibility of all pharmacists and technicians. We will facilitate and enhance the professional growth and development of our members to improve patient care.

GOALS:

  • To identify educational needs of members and prepare unique, timely educational programs to meet the educational and professional needs of both pharmacists and technicians.
  • To provide Knowledge- and Application-Based educational programs to assist pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in health-systems meet their patient care responsibilities and expand their professional roles.
  • To feature best practices, and real world educational programs that can be applied to daily practice.
  • To support the practice and profession of pharmacy through advocacy education, regulation and law updates and in-depth analysis of legislative initiatives.
In all educational programs, TSHP strongly urges the use of active, adult learning techniques through such mechanisms as case studies, audience participation and small group discussion.

 

Benefits of TSHP Accreditation

  • We'll maintain your CPE records for ACPE reporting purposes
  • Complimentary use of our online education platform for credit claiming
  • We'll collect and process the post-event speaker evaluations
  • Simple upfront pricing; simplify your budgeting

For more information, please contact us at education@tshp.org.

Accreditation Fees for Knowledge- and Application-based Activities

Category One – Programs requested by Component Chapters of TSHP. ACPE services shall be provided as a chapter service. There will be no administrative charge assessed for the program set-up fee. Processing CPE credit for TSHP mandatory membership chapters will be $5.00 per non-TSHP member. A $5.00 processing fee per CPE participant will be charged to non-mandatory TSHP membership chapters.

Category Two - Programs requested by organizations that require fewer than 200 ESUs* per year. Fees calculated based on amount of CPE credit issued to each attendee for a given event and a per-event accreditation fee of $250. Multi-day events will be charged a $250 fee per day of programming accredited.

Per Participant Fees:

CPE Credit Hours Fee/Person
1.0 - 3.0 $13.00
3.25 - 6.0 $16.00
6.25 - Over $20.00






Category Three – Organizational Partners may enter into an annual contract agreement with TSHP. Organized health-systems, hospitals, other professional associations and other non-profit entities may apply for a Joint Providership with TSHP to provide complete accreditation services for the entity on an annual basis. Services include all programs offered by the entity that are applicable for continuing pharmacy education accreditation, excluding practice-based activities. The annual fees for such services are as follows:

  • $2,000 for up to 200 educational service units (ESU)*.
  • $3,000 for up to 500 ESUs
  • $4,000 for up to 1000 ESUs

 

*An ESU is calculated using the following formula: # of Participants x CEUs = ESUs
All fees must be paid by the requesting group. TSHP will not bill program participants for this service. TSHP will invoice for services rendered within 60 days post event. Payment should be provided no later than 30 days after invoice issuance. Failure to pay within the given timeline will result in a $100 late payment fee per every 30 days delinquent

 

Practice-Based Activity Fees

These CPE activities should be designed primarily for pharmacists and technicians to systematically acquire specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance behaviors that expand or enhance practice competencies. The information within the practice-based CPE activity must be based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. The formats of these CPE activities should include a didactic and a practice component. The minimum credit for these activities is 15 contact hours.

The criteria for provision of continuing pharmacy education accreditation service for practice-based activities are as follows:
Fees for Colleges of Pharmacy or other Educational Institutions

  • Annual Accreditation Fee: $2,000.00
  • Annual Exam Portal Fee: $1,500.00
  • Fee per Participant: $40.00
  • Exam Retake Fee: $20.00 (charged directly to participant)
Fees for other Organizations and Health-Systems
  • Annual Accreditation Fee: $4,000.00
  • Annual Exam Portal Fee: $1,500.00
  • Fee per Participant: $40.00
  • Exam Retake Fee: $20.00 (charged directly to participant)
All fees must be paid by the requesting group. TSHP will not bill program participants for this service. TSHP will review the agreements on an annual basis.

Contact TSHP at education@tshp.org to discuss your needs.

TSHP reserves the right to evaluate a practice-based education accreditation request for a maximum of 90 days.

Application Process

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

  1. Please read the Joint Providership Manual FIRST. Use the "Step 1" button below to download your copy.
  2. Once the manual is read; the organization requesting education credit should complete one Joint Providership Form (Step 2) to notify TSHP of your intent to submit education for accreditation. This form requests information about your event as a whole (whether a 1-hour session or multi-day conference).
  3. EACH speaker should complete a Faculty Agreement Form (Step 3). The Faculty Agreement Form is the document TSHP will use to accredit your session. This form requests details about the individual session being presented and the speaker presenting it. Please note, the organizational contact as provided during this form's completion will receive a copy of this form submission via email.


STEP 1: Joint Providership Manual - Read this FIRST
Details the responsibilities of TSHP & the Joint Provider Organization as well as providing guidance on development and submission of your CPE Activity.


STEP 2: Joint Providership Form - Organization
The Joint Provider Agreement must be completed by the host organization and submitted to TSHP no later than 60 days in advance of the activity.

Organizations must provide an agenda with this form to allow for the initial assignment of Universal Activity Numbers so you may market your event as required by ACPE.

You are NOT permitted to market a TSHP ACPE-provider accredited activity without submission to TSHP to verify adherence to the ACPE Marketing Requirements. Contact education@tshp.org with questions.

A Provider must not list any language alluding to or indicating that the Provider has applied for ACPE credit. The provider may use the following language, “This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.”

Please note: If the faculty member for the activity is a fellow or resident, this document should be completed by their preceptor.


STEP 3: Faculty Agreement Form - Speaker
EACH faculty member providing CPE education must complete the Faculty Agreement no less than 45 days in advance of the activity.

NEW REQUIREMENT-PHARMACY COMPETENCIES:
Use the "Cape Outcomes" documentation to identify the learning domains included in your presentation. In addition, please consider these educational outcomes when determining your learning objectives. You will be asked to indicate which domains your programming meets when submitting the Faculty Agreement Form.

Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Who should apply for CPE Joint Provider status?
    Previously approved CPE Joint Provider Organizations, TSHP Local Chapters, Hospitals, Educational Foundations, etc.

  2. Who should NOT apply for CPE Joint Provider status?
    Individual commercial entities, pharmacists, technicians, or other individuals seeking CPE credit. This form is for accreditation of a CPE Session event, not claiming of credit for a program already presented.

  3. How do we provide payment?
    Depending on your Joint Provider Category you will either provide payment in one yearly amount or be invoiced per CPE activity accredited based on your category level as determined by the CPE Joint Provider Agreement. TSHP accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Checks (electronic deposit not available).

  4. Who do I contact if I have other questions?
    Our CPE Administrator at 512-906-0546 or by email to education@tshp.org.
DISCLAIMER: TSHP makes no warranties of any kind and shall not be held liable for any special, consequential or other damages that result in whole or part from the participant’s use of or reliance on submitted material. By following the guidelines and instructions contained in the submitted material, the reader willingly assumes all risks incurred in connection with such instructions.

Questions?

Contact us at education@tshp.org or call (512) 906-0546 to discuss your needs.