Pharmacy Technicians – Adequate Training and Supervision (Pharmacist)

Pharmacy Technicians – Adequate Training and Supervision (Pharmacist)

Expansion of the pharmacist’s role in practice requires expansion of the pharmacy technician’s role. This course explores how appropriate training and supervision of pharmacy technicians can lead to quality pharmacy operations and reduce legal liability for technicians, pharmacists, the Pharmacist-in-Charge, and the pharmacy.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Describe the legal responsibilities of pharmacy technicians in their role of supporting pharmacists in the provision of pharmaceutical products and services.
2. Explain how pharmacies can be held legally liable for harm to patients based on an error committed by a pharmacy technician.
3. Demonstrate a program in which pharmacy technicians would be adequately trained and supervised to reduce pharmacy exposure to legal liability.

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

David B. Brushwood does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: January 27, 2021
Planned Expiration Date: January 27, 2024

This course is provided for educational purposes. CEimpact is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice of any kind. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney. 

Copyright 2021, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-21-067-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

CEImpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Obtain CPE credit by completing the course, followed by the exam and evaluation (if applicable). Once successfully completed, your course will appear in your Completed Courses tab. Access your CPE statement of credit at

¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



ACPE Topic

03 Law





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