period may be included up to the date the application for renewal is filed. An applicant
for license renewal shall complete all of the following continuing education
(i) At least 1 hour of the 30 required hours of continuing education in pharmacy ethics
and pharmacy law, which may be completed in 1 or more courses.
(ii) At least 10 hours of the 30 required hours of continuing education must be live,
synchronous, courses or programs, in-person or virtual, that provide for the opportunity
of direct interaction between faculty and participants, including but not limited to,
lectures, symposia, live teleconferences, and workshops. Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education (ACPE) courses designated as live meet this requirement.
(iii) 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.
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.
(iv) Not more than 12 hours of continuing education during a 24-hour period.
(2) Except for the 1-time training in human trafficking, the 1-time training in opioid and
controlled substances awareness, and the implicit bias training, which may be used to
comply with both the training requirement and the continuing education requirement in
the same renewal period, an applicant for license renewal may not earn continuing
education credit for a program or activity that is identical to a program or activity an
applicant has already earned credit for during that renewal period.
(3) Submission of an application for renewal constitutes the applicant’s certification of
compliance with the requirements of this rule. An applicant shall retain documentation of
meeting the requirements of this rule for a period of 4 years from the date of applying for
license renewal. The board may require an applicant to submit evidence to demonstrate
compliance with this rule. Failure to comply with this rule is a violation of section
16221(h) of the code, MCL 333.16221.
(4) A request for a waiver under section 16205 of the code, MCL 333.16205, must be
received by the department before the expiration date of the license.
(5) Except as otherwise stated, this rule takes effect upon promulgation of the rules.
History: 1979 AC; 1997 AACS; 2023 MR 12, Eff. June 26, 2023.
R 338.3043 Continuing education courses and programs; standards for approval.
Rule 3. The board shall approve continuing education courses or programs pursuant to
the following standards in this rule:
(a) A continuing education course or program sponsor shall submit a completed
application on forms provided by the department and provide a “Patient Protection” form
for any course or program that involves treatment of live patients.
(b) A completed application form shall be submitted to the department at least 70 days
before the date the continuing education course or program is conducted for the proposed
continuing education to be considered for approval by the board.
(c) A continuing education course or program must meet the standards and criteria for
an acceptable category of continuing education under this rule and R 338.3044 and must