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Activity Dates: 02/26/2020 - 11/30/2020

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Target Audience

This self-study activity serves as an educational tool for pharmacists seeking Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) Recertification credit and other pharmacists and health care providers seeking advanced education in patient management, disease state management, information management, and health policy and practice management in the field of psychiatric pharmacy.


The articles selected by CPNP Recertification Editorial Board for the Literature Analysis are based on a 7-year curriculum. This curriculum is developed using the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties' Content Outline for the Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Certification Examination as a guideline. Since CPNP became the sole BCPP Recertification provider in 2008, the articles are chosen to cover the three content domains - Domain I: Patient Management, Domain 2: Information Management, Domain 3: Health Policy and Practice Management.

The Literature Analysis is a self-study, online only, application-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity. An application-based CPE activity requires that participants apply the information learned. The examination for this product often features case studies requiring that the participant apply the principles learned through the readings. The Literature Analysis includes:

  • Electronic access to all required journal articles needed to prepare for the online assessment.
  • For pharmacists, 10 hours of ACPE credit and 10 hours of BCPP Recertification credit achieved by successfully completing the online CPNP recertification examination.
  • Access to the CPNP testing center with exam submission due by or on November 30, 2020.

Course Requirements

To satisfactorily complete the Literature Analysis and receive 10 hours of BCPP Recertification and ACPE credit, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Abide by a confidentiality and honesty statement requiring individual completion of the recertification education.
  2. Complete an online assessment on or before the deadline of November 30, 2020.
  3. Meet the minimum passing score to be determined by a panel of experts within four (4) weeks following the exam deadline.
  4. Partial credit is not available for individual topics within the Literature Analysis programming; it is either all 10 hours of Literature Analysis programming credit or none.

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • Wait for the official review of exam questions within 4 weeks following the closing date.
  • Receive a passing grade (as determined by a panel of experts within 4 weeks following the closing date).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Participants successfully passing the required assessment/examination will obtain both ACPE and BCPP recertification credit. Credit is awarded in the calendar year the assessment is completed. ACPE credit is reported through CPE Monitor within days of examination submission, while BCPP recertification credit is reported to BPS within 6 weeks after the examination deadline.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 02/26/2020 - 11/30/2020
ACPE Contact Hours: 10.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-045-H01-P (Application)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Literature Analysis product is an application-based program approved for 10 hours of ACPE credit. To receive ACPE credit, pharmacists completing this programming are required to complete an evaluation of the course as well as pass an online examination. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported within the year the assessment is successfully completed.

Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists (BCPPs) may also receive 10 hours of BCPP Recertification Credit for the Literature Analysis upon successful completion of an online examination.