UPDATE FOR 2020:
During the Meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy on May 12, 2020, the Board unanimously
agreed to suspend the LIVE Continuing Education Requirement for pharmacists in 2020. Pharmacists,
upon request, will still be required to submit evidence of five (5) hours of opioid abuse and prevention/
drug of abuse/ addiction-related issues and a total of 15 hours for the year 2020.
The following regulation was amended and became effective July 30, 2018:
ARTICLE IV LICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
i. Fifteen (15) hours of continuing education are required for each licensure period.
ii. At least five (5) hours of the continuing education received each year must be related to opioid abuse and prevention or some other drug of abuse or addiction-related issue.
iii. At least two (2) hours of the continuing education received each year must be obtained via a live seminar. Live webcasts are valid for this requirement
This amendment increases the number of required annual continuing education hours from 10 to 15 and requires five of those hours to be related to opioid abuse or other addiction-related issues. At least two hours of CE must be live CE. The enforcement of this regulation began this year. All pharmacists are required to obtain the increased CE during the 2019 calendar year.
To read the full amended regulation, click here.