The Great Debate: When Do You Need More Credentials?


As pharmacist-provided patient care services become more mainstream, many—but not all—anticipate the need for additional credentials. What do you think? Do pharmacists graduate with all the training and credentials they need, or is further education for expanded patient care services necessary? Get both sides of the story in this lively debate—no credential required. 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how credentials help to advance opportunities for pharmacists to deliver patient care services. 
  2. Describe examples of pharmacist-provided patient care services that do not require a credential. 
  3. Discuss examples of organizational requirements for pharmacist credentials to provide patient care services.  


Technician Learning Objectives


Mary Ann
Mary Ann Kliethermes, RPh, PharmD
Adjunct Professor (retired)
Chicago College of Pharmacy Midwestern University
Steven Simenson, RPh, BPharm
CEO / Managing Partner
Goodrich Pharmacy, Inc
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Advanced New Practitioner, Community-Based Pharmacy Residencies, Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Friday, March 20
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 2-3
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-087-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
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