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


Students: $10


PPA Members: $59
Non-PPA Members: $79

Register (Part I)

Upcoming Training Dates (Part II):

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 (Africa Room, Duquesne University)