2022 APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program

March 24, 2022

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.  The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

This certificate training program is made up of three components – the 12hr self-study, the 8hr live training, and the post live activity.  The pre-course work is required before the live training date which will be held via Zoom on March 24, 2022.  Please read through the instructions within this course.  All of the home study coursework will be completed through the APhA site linked within the course materials.  The link to the Zoom webinar will be included within the course and also emailed to you. 

**The skills component of this course can be facilitated through Zoom with an APhA trainer or by an HSOP approved provider that is currently certified to provide immunizations.  A short list of supplies will be provided to registered participants.  Each participant will be responsible for providing these supplies for the injection technique assessment, as we are not able to ship these materials, at this time.** 

Please email hsopce@auburn.edu with any questions.

PDF icon 2022- Immunization Certification- CE Program Packet.pdf

All APhA certificate programs are required to have a minimum enrollment and AUHSOP reserves the right to reschedule APhA certificate programs that do not meet this enrollment size.


For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study, live seminar, and post live activity, please visit APhA’s website, https://www.pharmacist.com/Education/Certificate-Training-Programs/Immunization

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

The goals of this program are to:

Educate pharmacists about:

  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  • Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.

Prepare pharmacists to:

  • Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the life span and with special needs.
  • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
  • Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.

Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

  • Promote public health through immunizations.
  • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  • Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/24/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
03/24/2022 - 5:00pm CDT
United States

 Spencer Durham

Spencer Durham

Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Alumni & Professional Affairs
Units: Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Affairs and Outreach

Dr. Spencer Durham declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home-study portion of the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-20-179-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-20-180-L06-P).


Initial Release Date: March 30, 2020

Course Expiration date: March 30, 2023 - PLEASE NOTE:  NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.


Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain credit for this learning activity, you must successfully complete the activity and have a current APhA account. Your transcript of CPE will be on your CPE Monitor account within 24-hours of successful activity completion. If you are licensed in Florida, your CPE will be filed with CE Broker. 

A current APhA account which includes

  • NABP e-Profile ID and PIN
  • Florida Pharmacist / Pharmacist Technician license number (only applicable to Florida Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians)
  • Access your APhA My Account to verify the above information.  


Credit for the live seminar portion of this certificate training program will be earned upon completion of home study materials, full attendance of live seminar, successfully passing injection technique assessments, completion of the live seminar online evaluation, and achieving a passing grade of 70% or higher on the final assessment. To obtain credit, the Learner must CLAIM credit once each component is completed. Once credit is claimed, Transcripts of CPE will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’s CPE Monitor profile.  The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on www.pharmacist.com.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy provides learners with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.


Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association.


Technology Requirements  -  Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit APhA’s website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.


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