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The College of Pharmacy’s Continuing Professional Development Office provides accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for pharmacists across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

Our Mission

To develop and deliver high-quality, evidence-based educational activities designed to support the advancement of pharmacy practice and life-long continuing professional development of UK College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) alumni, preceptors, faculty, and other pharmacists in Kentucky and beyond.

Our Goals

To achieve our mission, the UK College of Pharmacy provides knowledge and application-based activities in a variety of formats, including live seminars/workshops/webcasts, online home studies, and hybrid learning models designed to:

Online Education Portal

Access our continuing education activities through the UKCOP Learning Express CE portal

Learning Express CE Portal

  • Facilitate pharmacy practice transformation and innovation
  • Support preceptor development
  • Incorporate new knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support current evidence-based pharmacy practice
  • Demonstrate the impact of continuing pharmacy education and professional development on practice advancement



Featured Educational Programming

Board Authorized Protocol Training for KY Pharmacists

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FREE Opioid CE Activities and Resources

Developed by the HEALing Communities Study to support prescription opioid safety efforts in Kentucky

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Facilitating Buprenorphine Access Through Pharmacist Peer Outreach

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) Grant

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Questions about CPE or CPD?

Contact the CPD Office



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Adrienne Matson, PharmD, BCPS


Program Coordinator

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Kristen Lawson

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The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.