AzPA Pain Management Certificate Program

This program fulfills the Arizona Opioid CE Requirements for Pharmacists!

AzPA Pain Management Certificate Program (PMCP)

The AzPA Pain Management Certificate Program (PMCP) is an innovative and comprehensive learning activity developed to assist pharmacists to maintain and enhance their professional competencies in pain management. 


Upon completion of the PMCP, pharmacists will be able to ensure optimal medication therapy outcomes and patient safety, recommend nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies, provide medication management in various health care settings, develop new roles and responsibilities for a pharmacist, and obtain educational requirements for pharmacist re-licensure. 

How It Works

This program is conducted in two parts: 

1) Home Study Readings and Learning Exercises 

  • This 26.5 Hour CPE Home Study Program must be completed PRIOR to Live Webinar.

2)  Live Webinar Training Session

  • This 3 hour live webinar will focus on the pharmacist's roles in chronic pain management and how to communicate with patients and providers about issues related to common pain syndromes, monitoring, and treatment approaches.

A Electronic Certificate of Achievement will be awarded within 30 days of completion of this program to participants who successfully complete all ten home-study modules, participate in the live webinar and pass a final examination and evaluation.

Continuing Education

Successful completion of the entire program will result in 29.5 contact hours of CPE credit.


ACPE UAN: 0100-0000-17-063-B01-P

Initial Release Date: 12-16-2017

Expiration Date: 12-16-2020

Activity Type: Practiced Based

Target Audience:  Pharmacists in all practice settings


This CPE will be uploaded onto the NABP CPE Monitor eProfile system within 60 days of completion of the final evaluation form. If you have any questions, please call our office at 480-838-3385


The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.

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Course Information

Home Study Modules

Live Webinar

  • Module  1:  Pain Management and Opioid Guidelines
  • Module  2:  Pain Assessment
  • Module  3:  Drug-Drug Interactions & Pharmacogenetics
  • Module  4:  Neuropathic Pain & Fibromyalgia
  • Module  5:  Headache
  • Module  6:  Pain Conditions:  Sickle Cell, Cancer, Arthritis, & Postoperative
  • Module  7:  Palliative & Hospice Care
  • Module  8:  Complementary Pain Approaches - Chronic Pain of Neck, Back, & Knees
  • Module  9:  Special Populations - Elderly, Pediatric, & Pregnancy
  • Module 10: Opioid-Use Disorder
  • Part 1: Chronic Pain Management: Assessing, Recommending & Monitoring
  • Part 2: Pharmacist’s Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain
  • Part 3: Q & A

Course Faculty

Live Seminar Faculty:

  • Martha Fankhauser, MS Pharm, FASHP, FAzPA, BCPP
    • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry – SinfoníaRx; Tucson, AZ
  • Carrie Vogler, PharmD, BCPS
    • Clinical Associate Professor-Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy; Edwardsville, IL
  • Kelly Mendoza, MS, PharmD
    • Pain Management Clinical Pharmacist at Kaweah Delta Health Care District; Visalia, CA
  • Ashley Hillman, PharmD, BCPS
    • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System; Tucson, Arizona

Other Contributing Faculty:

  • Donna M. Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
    • Clinical Pharmacist and Faculty, Union County College Allied Health College; Plainfield, NJ
  • Scott Strassels, PharmD, PhD
    • Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Pain and Palliative Medicine; Bexley, OH