Oral Contraceptive Prescribing Protocol Training CPE Information

Program Overview

This training has been created to meet the pharmacists training requirement required by the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy to comply with Act 408 of 2021 granting pharmacists the authority to prescribe oral contraceptives.  This program reviews the statewide protocol that was approved by the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy and the Arkansas Medical Board in June 2022.
Target Audience:  Arkansas Licensed Pharmacists
Release Date:  8/23/2022       Expiration Date:  8/22/2025

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the screening procedures for patients requesting oral contraceptives.
  2. Describe the conditions that would require a referral to a primary care physician or women’s health provider.
  3. Explain what instructions and educational material should be provided to the patient. 

Course Developers:

Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, MHSA, BCNP, FAPhA , APA Director of Professional Affairs
Marlene Battle, PharmD, MPH, APA Health Equity Coordinator
We also acknowledge the assistance of Austin Sayyar, PharmD Class of 2022, for his assistance with this project.
Peer reviewers:  Brandon Cooper, PharmD, Cindy Fain, PharmD, and Jenny Wells PharmD
Faculty Disclosures:  The course developers and peer reviewers of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Instructions to Obtain CPE Credit:
  1. Complete the course materials presented online.
  2. Complete the post-test (must pass with a score of 80% to proceed forward).  You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
  3. Complete the lesson evaluation 


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Pharmacists Association. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement

These knowledge-based activities will provide pharmacists up to 1 contact hour or 0.1 CEU. CE credit information, based on verification of attendance and completion of the program evaluation, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion.  

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all provided and jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity, directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of immediate family members must also be disclosed if the nature of the relationship(s) could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content.  The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose are disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.


UAMS Office of Continuing Education

4301 W. Markham #525
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-661-7962 Fax: 501-661-7968

Contact Information for Enduring Material Host


Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, APA Director of Professional Affairs, 501-372-5250, [email protected] 


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