DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
PHARMACY – PHARMACIST CONTINUING EDUCATION
(By authority conferred on the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by sections
16145, 16148, 16184, 16201, 16204, 16205, 17731, 17737, and 17767 of the public
health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16145, 333.16148, 333.16184, 333.16201,
333.16204, 333.16205, 333.17731, 333.17737, and 333.17767, and
Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501,
445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030)
R 338.3041 License renewals; continuing education requirements; applicability.
Rule 1. (1) These rules apply to applications for renewal of a pharmacist's license and a
special retired volunteer pharmacist’s license under sections 16201 and 16184 of the
code, MCL 333.16201 and 333.16184. A licensee seeking renewal shall comply with all
of the following:
(a) Submit a completed application on a form provided by the department, together
with the requisite fee.
(b) Beginning with renewals on January 1, 2020, an applicant for license renewal shall
have completed a 1-time training identifying victims of human trafficking as required in
R 338.511 and section 16148 of the code, MCL 333.16148.
(c) An applicant for license renewal, who also applies for a controlled substance
license, shall have completed a 1-time training in opioids and other controlled substances
awareness as required in R 338.3135.
(d) An applicant for license renewal, who has been licensed for the 2-year period
immediately preceding the end of the license cycle, shall furnish the board with
satisfactory evidence that the applicant completed not less than 30 hours of continuing
education approved by the board, under R 338.3043 and R 338.3044, during the 2 years
immediately preceding the application for renewal, which must comply with all of the
(i) An applicant for license renewal shall complete at least 1 hour of the 30 required
hours of continuing education in pharmacy ethics and jurisprudence. This paragraph
applies only to renewals after December 30, 2020.
(ii) An applicant for license renewal shall complete a minimum of 10 hours of the 30
required hours of continuing education by attending live courses or programs that provide
for direct interaction between faculty and participants, including but not limited to,
lectures, symposia, live teleconferences, and workshops.
(iii) An applicant for license renewal shall complete at least 1 hour of the 30 required
hours of continuing education in pain and symptom management, as required under
section 16204(2) of the code, MCL 333.16204(2). Continuing education in pain and
symptom management includes, but is not limited to, courses in behavior management,
psychology of pain, pharmacology, behavior modification, stress management, clinical
applications, and drug interventions as they relate to professional practice.