Ethics and Professionalism

PBI Pharmacy Ethics and Professionalism (PE-22)



$1875.00 Flat

Course Credit

22 CPE hours


Although all clinicians are at risk for lapses in ethical or professional conduct, some issues are unique to pharmacists. This course was designed by a forensic pharmacist to present these unique topics against a background of other areas of common professional concern. In an intensive two-day curriculum, participants learn about topics such as the legal and regulatory framework in which they function, corresponding responsibility, and a pharmacist-specific professional identity that can predispose to problematic conduct. They then weave that information into a Personalized Protection Plan to elevate their accountability and prevent recidivism.


Part One

  1. Pre-course component: Online readings and assignments totaling eight hours
  2. Live component: Two days totaling 14 hours
  3. Completion documentations distributed upon successful completion of course at the end of day two

Part Two

  1. Post-course component: Optional follow-up material will be sent via email at six and twelve month intervals.

*California pharmacists: This course meets the Title 16, California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 1773.5 requirements (or 16 CCR - 1358.1). If you are fulfilling a board ordered requirement, your licensing board requires participation in follow-ups component.

Professions this course is suitable for:

Pharmacists, PIC's, pharmacy managers, and pharmacy executives.

This course addresses issues such as:

  • Misrepresentation, falsification, cheating
  • Financial improprieties
  • Breaking laws
  • HIPAA or confidentiality violations
  • Practicing on an expired license

Learning objectives

  • Define the concept of professionalism as it relates to pharmacists
  • Identify unique risk factors that create legal, regulatory, and risk management issues for pharmacists
  • Discuss the important statutes and regulations that govern the practice of pharmacy, how and why they were created, and what boards of pharmacy do to enforce them
  • Identify how and why pharmacists enter the legal/regulatory system
  • Define the concept of unprofessional conduct
  • Identify and define violation potentials for ethical issues utilizing the Ethics Formula
  • Create a personal Ethics Protection Plan to maintain professional ethics and safeguard against ethics violations
  • Demonstrate the use of peer group discussions to solve ethical dilemmas


Professional Boundaries, Inc. is an accredited provider of continuing education courses for pharmacy professionals under the requirements of California Accreditation for Pharmacy Education and the California Board of Pharmacy. CAPE PROVIDER #217

California Accreditation for Pharmacy Education and the California Board of Pharmacy designates these live activities each for a maximum of 22 PRA Category 1 Credits™. Pharmacists should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CPE website at

Registration Options

Date: June 27, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: August 29, 2020 - August 30, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: October 24, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: December 5, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time


Am I eligible to take a course in the Virtual Live Classroom?
Eligibility requirements include but are not limited to basic computer literacy, a computer with webcam, audio, and microphone/headset (smartphones are not acceptable) and a private space with strong, reliable internet
How do I know if this course is approved by my regulatory agency or board?
Most PBI Education courses are already approved, but we always recommend you send our course agenda to your agency for pre-approval before you register. Just click the "course agenda" button at the top of the page to download a copy of the agenda.
Can I attend this course proactively for CE credit even if I don’t have a disciplinary order?
Yes! We welcome and encourage participants to proactively educate themselves by taking our courses, even if they have no disciplinary issues to address. Some of the pre-course requirements will not apply to you.
My disciplinary order states that I need to take a course from a different provider, can I take a PBI course instead?
Yes! PBI courses are considered equivalent to many courses from other providers and can be approved by submitting an agenda to your regulatory agency or organization. You can download the agenda by pressing the "course agenda" button at the top of the page. Our courses compare to similar courses from providers like: Vanderbilt, Sante, Center for Personalized Education for Professionals (CPEP) Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE), Case Western, Western Institute of Legal Medicine (WILM), Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ), and KSTAR Physician Resources.
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