Substance Use Disorder Certificate Program: Identification and Referral

*This is a two-part certificate program. You must complete Part I (advance online study) prior to attending Part II (live on-site programming).

The Substance Use Disorder Certificate Program is an innovative program designed to assist pharmacists in identifying substance use issues, conducting an assessment, and making referrals. The program is comprised of online home study modules and in-person live components. The online home study module and the one-day, live, in-person session total 17 credit hours of educational content. Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the program. Completion includes Part I and Part II as well as the post assessment:

  • Self-study activities (10 hours)
  • Live Interactive seminar (7 hours)
  • Post-seminar assessment

This program may be applied towards the two hours of CE on opioid, pain management and addiction.

Co-developed with the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association with the help of a grant from the Amerisource Bergen Foundation


Janet Astle, B.S. Pharm., Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Services

Holly Lassila, B.S. Pharm., Dr.P.H., M.S.Ed., LPC
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Jane Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Robert Maher, Jr., B.S. Pharm., Pharm.D., BCGP
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Vincent Giannetti, M.A., M.S., M.S.W., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacy Administration

Roshni Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Jefferson College of Pharmacy


Part I

Self-Study, 10 Hours CE

For registration and complete continuing education information, please click the link below: 

Advance Online Home Study

Please scroll to the "Click here to Register" button on the PPA website to access the free self-study material

Part II

Live Interactive Seminar, 7 Hours Live CE

For registration and complete continuing education information, please select a live-programming date below:

PPA Members: $59

Non-PPA Members: $79

Upcoming Training Dates:

Saturday, April 18, 2020 (Duquesne University)

Saturday, May 2, 2020 (Wilkes University)

Friday, May 8, 2020 (Duquesne University)

Saturday, May 16, 2020 (Philadelphia College Of Pharmacy)

Students: $10

For registration, select the "STUDENTS ONLY" link for the program date of your choice by clicking on the link below:

Click Here

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education