California Pharmacy Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

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0 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your pharmacy license in California

This pharmacy licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the California State Board of Pharmacy. We recommend you contact the California State Board of Pharmacy for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain pharmacy licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

California Pharmacy: Pharmacist

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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ACPE Approval

Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Your hours will be reported to CPE Monitor within 10 business days after course completion.


Mandatory subjects:

  • Advance Practice Pharmacists must complete 10 hours of continuing pharmacy education (CE) each renewal cycle pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 4233. 
  • In addition 30 hours of CE are required for a pharmacist license renewal pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 4231. 
  • The 10 hours of CE required for your advanced practice pharmacist license shall be in a subject matter in one or more areas of practice relevant to the pharmacist’s clinical practice.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Your pharmacy hours will be reported to CPE Monitor within ten business days after course completion.

Rosters are sent to NABP within 10 business days. We are unable to report your hours after 60 days.
Roster Sent: Every 10 days

Governing Agency

Name: California State Board of Pharmacy
Phone: 9165747900
Fax: 9165748618
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N219
Sacaramento, CA 95834

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.