Certificate Programs

The Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice (CLIP) Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is proud to offer certificate programs to all pharmacists interested in increasing their knowledge base and advancing their practice.

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program – Now offering in a live remote format

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to serve as a primary source of vaccine information and to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

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NACDS Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing – Now offering in a live remote format

There is a recognized need for community pharmacists to collaboratively improve patient access to care through the use of point-of-care testing. This certificate training program provides pharmacists with the skills necessary to develop and implement a collaborative testing program for influenza, Group A streptococcus, HIV and hepatitis C and also lays the foundation for implementation for other testing should it become available. The program includes information on targeted disease states, the physical assessment of a patient presenting to a community pharmacist, point-of-care tests and how to establish a point-of-care testing service.

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in partnership with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched the Test2Learn™ Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program. The certificate program enables students to learn by using real genetic data in highly interactive exercises including an optional activity for learners to undergo personal genomic testing. At each stop on the national tour, pharmacist participants will engage in the in-person aspect of the program as well as receive the instruction necessary to administer the training to others.


DM Educate is a comprehensive diabetes management course available for health care professionals and students that provides users a multidisciplinary foundation in the principles of diabetes management. The contributing faculty members are nationally recognized educators and practitioners in the disciplines of pharmacy, nursing, medicine, behavioral psychology, dietetics, and exercise physiology.

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (CMMC Training)

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN) is a professional network of pharmacists collaborating to optimize appropriate medication use to promote positive patient health outcomes. Joining the Comprehensive Medication Management Collaborative (CMMC) and completing its training program are the first two critical steps to participate in the PPCN and its contracts to provide medication management services for a variety of payers. For more information, contact Stephanie McGrath, PharmD at smcgrath@papharmacists.com.