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Podcast CPE Information - 2018

Obtaining CPE

IPA Members: As a member benefit, the podcast CPE is free. Instructions and access code to obtain your free CPE are HERE (member login required). 

Non-IPA Members: The CPE activity bundle may be purchased from the Collaborative Education Institute (Pharmacists | Pharmacy Technicians). The bundle includes all six episodes of the podcast to be published in 2018.

Activity Description

BOP: What, Why & How is a podcast hosted by IPA’s Casey Ficek or Anthony Pudlo with Board of Pharmacy staff, Andrew Funk or Sue Mears following each Board of Pharmacy (BOP) meeting. Each episode will focus on WHAT actions were taken by the Board of Pharmacy, WHY the BOP took the actions it did, and HOW BOP action will impact the practice of pharmacy in Iowa.

Learning Objective

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:
  • Describe 1-2 current regulatory actions taken by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and its impact on the practice of pharmacy in Iowa.


Andrew Funk, PharmD
Executive Director
Iowa Board of Pharmacy
Sue Mears, RPh
Compliance Officer
Iowa Board of Pharmacy
Anthony Pudlo, PharmD, MBA, BCACP
Vice President, Professional Affairs
Iowa Pharmacy Association

Casey Ficek, JD
Director of Public Affairs
Iowa Pharmacy Association

Target Audience

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Activity Fee

This activity is available at no cost for pharmacist and pharmacy technician members of Iowa Pharmacy Association. A $20 fee will be charged to non-member pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for access to all six of the 2018 podcast CPE activities.

Dates & Location

Podcast episodes are posted to IPA’s website ( within 24-48 hours of an open session meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.

Board of Pharmacy meeting schedule:
January 17, 2018
March 14, 2018
May 23, 2018
July 25, 2018
September 26, 2018
November 14, 2018

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacist UAN: 0107-9999-18-001-H03-P
Pharmacy Technician UAN: 0107-9999-18-001-H03-T
0.025 CEU/0.25 hrs per episode

ACPEThe Collaborative Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Following completion of the online activity exam and evaluation (accessible at via a CPE Access Code following the activity), participants will be able to access their CPE Statement of Credit on CPE Monitor,  No partial credit will be given for this activity.