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About CPPA

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists). These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and thus serve the public health.

CPPA has standards and accreditation programs for the following: community pharmacy practice, specialty pharmacy practice, and telehealth pharmacy practice. ASHP administers the accreditation programs in pharmacy settings affiliated with or located in hospitals and health-systems. NABP administers the accreditation programs in other settings.

The CPPA community, specialty and telehealth pharmacy practice standards can be found at along with complete descriptions of the accreditation process.

CPPA provides a standardized method for recognizing exceptional pharmacy practices that promote practice innovation and empower pharmacists to practice at a higher level. CPPA recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.

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