Education Law requires that registered pharmacists complete continuing education. A minimum of 45 contact hours (at least 23 live) is required in each three-year registration period.
The 45 hours required must include at least three credits (home study or live) of formal continuing education on strategies and techniques to reduce medication and prescription errors (effective 9/1/03) and at least three credits (home study or live) of formal continuing education pertaining to pharmaceutical compounding (effective 1/1/23).
Newly licensed pharmacists are not exempt from the continuing education requirement during their first triennial registration period.
The laws that apply to the continuing education requirements for pharmacists are found in Article 137 of New York's Education Law.