Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

In partnership with Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education, and funding from the Employers Forum of Indiana and the Amerisource Bergen Foundation, Overdose Lifeline has developed CE courses and a 20-hour certificate program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits).

The courses / program assists laypersons and clinicians in building knowledge and competency in the underserved area - substance use disorder/opioid crisis.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for accreditation in pharmacy education in the United States and U.S. territories. 

ACPE Pharmacy Accreditation Statement


The Overdose Lifeline online courses provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) CE credits through Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education. 

Purdue University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Overdose Lifeline courses are a knowledge based, continuing education activity of Purdue University, an equal access/equal opportunity institution.

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CE Credit Course Requirements

  • 100% course completion

  • 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam

  • Complete the course ending survey

How to Receive CE Credit(s)

During course registration you will be prompted to select your CE Credit area. You should select Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Also, during course registration you will be prompted to provide your NABP eprofile # and your MMDD of birth (example: September 5th would be 0905). These two numbers, when combined, create your unique ID for credits to be directly reported to CPE Monitor. If you are unsure of your NABP e-profile number, please go to CPE Monitor to learn more:

Upon completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Participation Certificate* which is an acknowledgement of completion and is NOT VALID for CE reporting. 

Verification of credits earned will be emailed within 6 weeks and CE Credit will be reported through CPE Monitor, also within 6 weeks.

*The Statement of Participation will be referenced on-screen at the end of the course and your certificate will be delivered to the email address associated with this course's registration.

Faculty, Staff and Reviewer Disclosure Statement

All faculty, staff and reviewers involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. All planning committee members, writers, staff and reviewers of Overdose Lifeline and Purdue University have no relationships to disclose.

About the Course Topics

  • Major Public Health Crisis

    Addiction / Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a major public health concern in the United States. Nearly 20 million Americans 12 years of age or older have SUD, with 2.5 million Americans having a SUD involving either prescription opioids or heroin.

  • Community-Wide Effort Required

    "No single organization or person can address the multitude of services needed to help people affected by mental health or substance use conditions… the best sources are the people who live, serve, and work in the community and the best results are often seen when they undertake such action together."

    SAMHSA, One Voice, One Community

  • Pharmacists Important Role

    The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) states, “Pharmacists have the unique knowledge, skills, and responsibilities for assuming an important role in substance use prevention, education, and assistance.”