Continuing Pharmacy Education
What is SPECCES?
The Specialty Pharma Education Center Comprehensive Educational Series, or SPECCES [pronounced spek-ses], is our complete series of continuing pharmacy educational courses in a particular therapeutic area. The series provides you with a holistic understanding and how to manage and improve the patient experience.
The SPECCES programs are opportunities designed to provide valuable educational experiences in more accessible, focused formats than offered through traditional graduate degree programs.
Why Do I Need This?
The Specialty Pharmacy Series described here, and future ones to be developed, represent an important way in which continuing education for specialty healthcare professionals is evolving. SPEC can better serve the needs of its community by helping individuals meet the demands of the rapidly changing healthcare paradigm.
The Comprehensive Educational Series provide needed knowledge and skills at various stages of an individual’s career. Series completion increases competitiveness for a desired career, enhances performance of current activities and helps prepare a specialty healthcare professional for the changing nature of his or her role in patient care.
Additional Information on Certificate Programs
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)
Certified Pharmacy Technician
Certified Specialty Pharmacist
Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
CPR, First Aid
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate
Evaluates an entity against a set of standards
Tests knowledge and skills related to a specific profession
Provides training and instruction
National associations, non-profit organizations
National certification boards
Associations, membership organizations, training programs
Relationship to Education
May be used to evaluate curriculum, school, or pharmacy
May or may not require experience and/or education (such as a pharmacy degree) for eligibility. Education is not tied to any one course or provider.
Requires completion of a specific course or training program.
The Exam measures knowledge and skills required to perform a specific job. Examination is based on a job task analysis study, recognized subject matter experts participate in developing and reviewing the exam, generally accepted psychometric principles are used to develop the exam content, establish the passing score, and analyze test data.
The end of course test focuses on the course learning objectives. The test is developed using recognized instructional design practices.
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