The Iowa Board of Pharmacy may, in individual cases, grant credit from Iowa continuing education (CE) requirements to pharmacists who are continuing their formal education in a health-related graduate programs. Graduate program enrollment encompassing only a portion of a renewal period will not exempt the pharmacist from the CE requirement for the full renewal period, but the requirement may be reduced commensurate with the period of enrollment.
To request credit, submit a completed petition form and any additional documentation that you wish for the Board to consider. Petitions received at least 3 weeks in advance of a scheduled Board meeting will be placed on the agenda for consideration at that meeting. Petitions received less than 3 weeks in advance of a scheduled Board meeting will not be placed on the agenda for consideration until the following meeting
- Complete and submit the Petition for Credit for Health-Related Learning.
- The application must be submitted to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy prior to expiration of your current license to practice pharmacy. It is recommended that the application be submitted as soon as possible following enrollment in the graduate program or commencement of the pharmacy residency program.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Attach documentation of enrollment in the program/residency that provides a description of the program/residency.
For more information, please contact Melanie Givens.