An APhA Certificate Training Program

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is pleased to offer APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care program in-person (with virtual offering available) on Friday, August 4, 2023 from 8am – 4:45pm.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) developed The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program, is an educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. The program provides comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care and incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

Program Coordinator

Tiffaney Threatt, Pharm.D.


The goal of The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care is to teach the pharmacist how to integrate diabetes education and management into practice. This overriding goal incorporates pharmaceutical care, which is to ensure that patients make the best use of their medications and achieve the desired therapeutic outcomes. Specific program objectives are to:

  • Provide comprehensive instruction on current standards of care for patients with diabetes.
  • Increase pharmacists’ ability to apply pharmacotherapeutic information and serve as the drug therapy expert on the diabetes health care team.
  • Refresh pharmacists’ knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and the acute and long‐term complications of the disease.
  • Familiarize pharmacists with important concepts in nutrition, exercise, and weight control that contribute to optimal diabetes care.
  • Provide training on the use of diabetes-related devices and physical assessments involved with optimal diabetes care.
  • Describe business opportunities and roles for pharmacists in improving health outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program is approved for a total of 23.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.3 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

  • Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 15 contact hours of CPE credit (1.5 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-21-111-H01-P
  • Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully demonstrating competency in the utilization and/or evaluation of these devices, and completing the online assessment and evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-21-112-L01-P / 0202-9999-21-112-L01-P

To obtain 23.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.3 CEUs) for APhA’s The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA ( username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, 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 on

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides the participant with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the participant will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.


Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy will offer this program in a hybrid format (in-person or virtual). Once the online, self-study portion is completed, registrants will participate in a live session delivered in-person or using Zoom Video Conferencing technology. For participants to successfully complete the live seminar and be marked as having attended, the participant must be present and engaged for the entire duration of the program in-person or via video. If participating virtually, participants will be required to provide their own supplies for hands-on training or pay an additional fee for cost and mailing of supplies.


By registering for this program, the learner agrees to participate in the live portion of the course in-person or by using active video and audio feed through a computer or mobile device. Additionally, the learner agrees to complete the post seminar skills assessment. Credit for completion of the certificate program will only be granted to participants who complete the self-study requirements, are verified to have attended the entire live seminar session, completed the post-seminar assessment with a score of ≥ 70% and evaluation, and submitted the required post-seminar cases.


The Live Seminar portion will be conducted in-person at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (307 N. Broad Street, Clinton, SC) or online virtually. To participate virtually, the registrant must:

  • Join Zoom webinar by computer, tablet, or any mobile device
  • Must have a working camera and have video enabled throughout the entire program
  • Must be present for the entirety of the program to be eligible for completion of the certificate training
  • There is a Zoom app that can be downloaded on mobile devices through the App Store or Google Play. Search for Zoom Cloud Meetings app.
  • If planning to use a MacBook, Macbook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, etc., please navigate to (using the Mac computer that will be used for the Zoom session), click on the Download link on the right side of the screen, download and install/run the installer program (named Zoom.pkg).

Date: August 4, 2023 from 8am – 4:45pm

Registration: Registration will close 10 days prior to the program date or once fully capacity is reached. To register, click on the following link and enter the required information and payment: [Registration Opening Soon]

Pricing – $375 (Pharmacist) and $275 (Student Pharmacist)

Discounted pricing is available for pharmacists who are alumni ($325) of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy and current student pharmacists ($250). A group discount can be offered for groups of 10 or more. Credit/debit card is the preferred form of payment. Please contact Tiffaney Threatt at with questions or to arrange an alternative method of payment.


Kayce Shealy, Pharm.D, BCPS, CDCES

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Tiffaney Threatt, Pharm.D, FADCES, CDCES, BC-ADM
Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Eileen Ward, Pharm.D, FADCES, CDCES, BCACP

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice


Cancellation Policy

Registrations for the program cannot be accepted until the registration fee is paid. Cancellations received in writing (email is acceptable) at least seven days prior to the program will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee if the program materials were not accessed. If the materials were accessed, a refund minus a $150 cancellation fee will be provided. Please contact the program coordinator if you need to cancel your registration. Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy reserves the right to cancel the program at any point in time. In that event, each registrant will be notified via email and a full refund will be made.

Communications Policy

The emailed address submitted during registration will be used for all correspondence. It is the registrant’s responsibility to ensure that the email address submitted is correct. Registrant’s may contact the certificate program coordinator using the email provided in the program information.