Women's Health

Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Prescribing Pharmacist

OSC B College


Women's access to oral and trans-dermal contraceptives continues to expand throughout the United States by allowing pharmacists to furnish contraceptives. Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification, an online certification course, is now available for pharmacists practicing in participating states. The course, developed by Oregon State University College of Pharmacy faculty with guidance from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, the Oregon Health Authority, and others, prepares pharmacists to take on this new duty of prescribing hormonal birth control. The Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification course for pharmacists is recognized as the gold standard across the country.

Registration is available for the following states: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

The NCPA Innovation Center is partnering with OSU to offer NCPA members a discounted rate to complete the certificate program. Click here for the discount code and more information.