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STUDENT INFO - Immunization Training

JANUARY 11, 2019
This page outlines information for students who are participating in APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery on January 11, 2019. Pharmacists - if you are looking for information related to pharmacist registration, please visit the pharmacist page here»
First, complete and pass your pre-work by January 2, 2019.
  • If you do not have an account with APhA, you will need to create one. Not sure? Try your most commonly used email address(es) or using the forgot password tool. If you receive an error message that the email address is not on file, you likely do not have an account and will need to create one.
  • If you encounter issues creating an account or logging in, please contact APhA's IT Help Desk at or by phone at (800) 237-2742 ext. 2. Please note that if you need to call them, their office is on the east coast.
  • APhA will give us a report of who has and has not passed the pre-work prior to the seminar. 
Attend the full-day session on January 11, 2019.
  • All students are required to attend the full day session on January 11, regardless of which technique demonstration they signed up for.
  • You will need to print your slides/handouts in advance or bring your computer to take notes.
  • Schedule - Location: ARB 111
    • 8:00 - 8:30 AM             Check In & Breakfast (provided)
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM      Lecture
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM      Lunch (provided)
    • 1:00 - 4:30 PM              Lecture
    • 4:30 - 5:30 PM             Technique demonstration for Pharmacists, P2, and P3 students + P1 students who signed up for this session. All others are dismissed.
    • 5:30 PM                        Adjourn
Next, attend your Technique Demonstration ("Check Off") time.
  • All students are required to attend BOTH the seminar on 1/11/19 AND one. technique demonstration time.
  • Two technique demonstration times have been identified already. If you were able to sign up for one already, please attend that session.
  • Dr. Gattas is working on identifying other technique demonstration times and will email the student body when times have been identified. Technique demonstration times will be after 1/11/19 and every effort will be made to host them outside of normal class hours to minimize interference with your studies. They will likely be during a protected hour during the week.
  • During the technique demonstration, you will be expected to give and receive three saline shots to show your proficiency. You will need to sign a waiver and a brief form that you will turn in to Dr. Gattas so that we may submit them to APhA.
Finally, complete the post-work and submit your certificate.
  • You will receeive a code at the seminar on 1/11/19 that you will use to access the post-work. Similar to the pre-work, it will contain a post-test that must be passed.
  • After you pass the post-test, you must submit a copy of your certificate to Anne Spurlock in the Office of Experiential Education.

Please read the following section carefully as it contains more detailed information. Commonly asked questions include the following:
(1) Is this required?
(2) Don’t we cover immunization training in class?
(3) How do I obtain an NABP ePID number?
(4) What is my NPI number?
(5) Is it required to have CPR certification before this class?
(6) How do I complete the pre-work?
(7) Do I need to create an account with APhA?
(8) What happens if I fail the pre-test?
(9) How will you know I completed the Pre-Work Assessment?
(10) What is the Technique Demonstration Check-Off?
(11) How do I complete the Post-Test?
(12) Certificate? What does that mean? Do I need to re-take it as a pharmacist?
(13) Am I required to print out all the slides and bring them to the session?
(14) What if I can’t come?
(15) How much is the fee for Immunization Training?
(16) What is the refund policy?
(17) Can I immunize as a student?
(18) What happens if we have bad weather?
(1) Is this required?
Yes. APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Training is a pre-requisite for IPPE: Community Pharmacy.
(2) Don't we cover this immunization training in class?
Not all of it. You will have portions of the content here and there, but this is an intensive course covering therapeutics of the vaccine preventable diseases, immunology, and administration techniques.  It also discusses how to start an immunization program, legal considerations, marketing, etc. (see the objectives for more info).  You will be expected to administer AND receive a minimum of 3 shots (sodium chloride) to pass the course.
Immunization Training is a required prerequisite for IPPE: Community Pharmacy.
(3) How to I obtain an NABP ePID number?
NABP numbers can take up to 24 hours to be assigned to you. We recommend you complete this process early!
  1. Visit
  2. Click “NABP e-Profile Log In” in the upper right.
  3. Select “Customers.”
  4. In the lower left, click “Create a login.”
  5. Enter your email address.
  6. Receive the verification code (good only for 5 hours).
  7. Enter the verification code and choose a password.
  8. You will be returned to the main login screen and asked to enter your email address and newly created password. Enter the information in the boxes and click ‘Sign In.’
  9. After logging in, click “Create e-Profile.”
  10. Save your NABP e-PROFILE ID NUMBER IN AN EASY-TO-REMEMBER LOCATION, such as on your phone. You will use this number throughout your pharmacy career when claiming CE credit.
Note: When registering with NABP, you must register your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport). Failure to do so will present complications when taking your board examination after graduation.
(4) What is my NPI number?
When asked for their NPI number, students should enter 0000000000 (ten zeros).
(5) Is it required to have CPR certification before this class?
No. The certificate of completion states it is only valid if you have a current CPR card, so prior to immunizing, you will need to get your CPR certification.  But this is NOT required prior to taking the course.
(6) How do I complete the pre-work?
Please read the instructions in the attachment. The access code is included in this document.
The pre-work includes multiple self-study modules and an assessment. All participants must complete all modules and PASS the test by January 2.
Some other important things to remember:
  • The pre-work contains several modules and an assessment. APhA estimates that it will take up to 10-12 hours to complete. Make sure you set aside enough time for it.
  • Technical issues can happen and need to be resolved off-site with APhA. We recommend starting the pre-work far in advance to allow yourself time to talk with tech support if necessary. Don’t wait until the day before, just in case.
  • Make sure you already have your NABP ePID prior to beginning this pre-work. APhA requires it.
  • When asked for your NPI number, enter 0000000000 .
  • Make sure you register as a student and not a pharmacist. Registering incorrectly will cause APhA to charge you more.
  • Redeeming the code in the attachment for the pre-work will automatically add you to the list to be charged. If you have already completed Immunization Training, please do not redeem the pre-work code and let us know as soon as possible.
(7) Do I need to create an account with APhA?
Yes. Because this training is owned by APhA, your STLCOP login information will not work. It is possible that you may have already created an account. To check, try your most commonly used email address(es). If you receive errors that the account is not on file, then you do not have an account.
When you create your account, make sure you have your NABP number handy! They will ask for it.
(8) What happens if I fail the pre-test?
You will only get one more opportunity to pass the pre-test. If you do not pass on the second attempt, you will not be able to complete the seminar and will need to register again. You will still be charged for your attempts.
(9) How will you know I completed the Pre-Work Assessment?
APhA provides reports of all participants who have successfully passed the pre-work assessment. If you do not complete the pre-work assessment, you will be unable to check in for the seminar.
(10) What is the Technique Demonstration Check-Off?
As part of the course, you are required to administer and receive a minimum of 3 shots of sodium chloride at one of the times you signed up for. This will demonstrate to APhA that you can successfully and safely give immunizations.
(11) How do I complete the Post-Test?
You will be given an access code to complete the post-test at the seminar. Similar to the pre-test, you must PASS the post-test.
After you pass the post-test, you will be issued a certificate. Save a copy. You must also email a copy to Anne Spurlock in the Office of Experiential Education at
(12) Certificate? What does that mean? Do I need to re-take it as a pharmacist?
Once you have completed the program, you receive a "certificate of completion." Most states require pharmacists and student pharmacists to be trained in immunizations prior to administering them. In both MO and IL, this certificate course "counts" as that required training. You only have to get this certificate once, however, like everything, if you don't use it, you lose it. Therefore, if you are not actually immunizing for a few years, it is recommended (not required) to re-take the course. 
(13) Am I required to print out all the slides and bring them to the session?
Slides and handouts will not be provided to you at the training. While you are not required to print them yourself, it is recommended that you do so as it will make the post-test easier to complete (it is open-note).
If you prefer to take notes on your laptop, that is fine; however during the session, participants must refrain from other activities (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, messenger services, etc.) on their computer. Failure to comply may result in removal from the class (requiring retaking the course at a later date.) At previous sessions, students who initially elected not to print the slides ended up doing so during various breaks.
With so many of you participating, printing slides on the day of the session can be very chaotic and there isn’t enough time to allow for all participants to print the documents during the breaks. Please come prepared to take notes in whatever format is best for you. If you print your slides in advance, there will be no need to bring a computer for the day.
(14) What if I can’t come?
If you are unable to come due to extenuating circumstances, or if you will be late, please contact us as soon as possible. Please also request an excused absence from the Dean’s Office at
(15) How much is the fee for Immunization Training?
Students are charged $150 for Immunization Training. This fee covers APhA’s program fee, as well as costs related to supplies, which are ordered in advance.
If students register as pharmacists by mistake, they should contact APhA as soon as possible to correct the issue. Registering as a pharmacist incurs a greater charge.
(16) What is the refund policy?
APhA charges STLCOP as soon as the pre-work code is redeemed. If you access the pre-work and do not come, you will still be charged the full $150. Student accounts are typically charged within a week of the training.
If you already completed the training, you must notify us by December 17, 2018. If you do not notify us, we will automatically register you. Even if you do not access the pre-work, if you do not notify us, you will still be charged $50 to cover the cost of supplies that have already been ordered and paid for you.
If you fail the pre-work twice, you will be ineligible to attend the training, but will still be charged the full $150 fee.
Students with excused absences are typically not refunded; however, we will make every effort with you to assist you in completing the training without being double-charged so that you may still begin your IPPE Community experience on time.
(17) Can I immunize as a student?
Yes. In most states, including MO and IL, student pharmacists can immunize, but only under the direct supervision of an immunizing pharmacist. There are more requirements in MO for pharmacists to immunize, including 2 hours of CE every year to keep up. You do not need to earn the CE credit until AFTER you graduate, though. 
(18) What happens if we have bad weather?
If the College closes due to bad weather, Immunization Training will be cancelled as well. Typically the College makes a decision around 5:00 am the morning of the cancellation. If you have not yet signed up to receive text alerts, you can enroll online at »    For additional information, please consult the Inclement Weather Policy.
Because this training is required for our students, we have tentatively scheduled a back-up day for Saturday, February 2, 2019. Keep this date available on your calendars, just in case!

Date: Jan 11, 2019 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM



Activity Type

  • Certificate Program (formerly practice-based)



Registration Closed  

Date: 01/11/19
Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


ARB 111