2024 APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program - Pharmacists

August 29, 2024

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 August 29, 2024.  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 will be facilitated through Zoom with an APhA trainer or by an HCOP approved provider that is currently certified to provide immunizations.  A short list of supplies are located in this course under 'Course Instructions,' which can be accessed upon registration by clicking the 'Take Course' tab and 'Take Course' button.  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.** Participants are responsible for securing a volunteer to participate in their injection technique assessment.

Please email hcopce@auburn.edu with any questions.

PDF icon Program Packet - 2024 APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Certificate.pdf

All APhA certificate programs are required to have a minimum enrollment and AUHCOP 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, pharmacist.com/Education/Certificate-Training-Programs/Immunization

Target Audience

Phamacists Seeking Immunization Certification 

Learning Objectives

  • Educate pharmacists about the impact of vaccines on public health, pharmacists' role in immunization, immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations, vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them, strategies for improving immunization rates, and 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, and 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, and operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.



Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/29/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/29/2024 - 5:00pm CDT
United States

System Requirements

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

Lea S. Eiland, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, FASHP, FPPA is a Hill Crest Clinical Professor and Associate Department Head of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus.

Dr. Eiland joined the Auburn faculty in August 2002. She teaches in the areas of Pediatrics, Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, Infectious Disease, and Leadership. She practiced for 10 years at the Huntsville Hospital Women and Children in the general pediatric inpatient setting. From 2012-14, she practiced in the UAB Health Center Huntsville Pediatric Clinic and remains a consultant to this practice. She also has experience in the outpatient sickle cell clinic and pediatric ICU. Her interests include infectious disease and neurology.

Dr. Eiland graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2001. She completed an ASHP-accredited pediatric specialty residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo in 2002. In 2004, Dr. Eiland became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and in 2015, she became a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist.

Jeanna Sewell, Pharm.D., BCACP is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice with the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy. She joined the HCOP faculty on August 1, 2016. She graduated with her Pharm.D. from the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2014 and went on to complete two residency programs. She completed a community pharmacy PGY-1 residency at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Jackson, Mississippi. She stayed around for another year to complete an ambulatory care PGY-2 residency, also with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Sewell serves as the Director of Interprofessional Education where she works with other health professions on campus to offer students experiences that teach them how to work as a member of an interprofessional team to provide the best care to patients.



Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for a total of 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.0 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

Successful completion of the home-study component involves completing each activity and passing the home-study assessments with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs).
ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-23-154-H06-P

Successful completion of the live session component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully completing & uploading the injection technique assessment, completing the online assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and evaluations. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). 
ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-23-155-L06-P / 0202-9999-23-155-L06-P


Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain 20.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.0 CEUs) for APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program, the learner must have an updated APhA My Account, CPE & License Information BEFORE completing the home-study course, and completing the live components listed above. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to obtain credit. After credit has been earned, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.

Release Date: March 31, 2023
Expiration Date: March 31, 2026 - 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.



APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. Copyright © 2022 by the American Pharmacists Association.



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