ASHP's Preceptor Competency Assessment Center is designed to support and monitor preceptors tasked with delivering vital, firsthand training to students for IPPE and APPE, and residents..

  • Over 20 key competencies
  • 11+ hours of CE

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What's Included

This fully online competency management subscription includes over 20 competencies and initial skills assessments.

Ensure faculty members or preceptors involved in pharmacy student practice experiences (IPPES and APPES) and/or residency programs have the ongoing knowledge and skills needed to meet their responsibilities to the professional program.

With a manageable 30 minutes of content per competency, staff can complete modules in the course of a busy work day. Preceptors CAC is aligned with the ACPE Accreditation Standard 20 for preceptor professional development.

Competencies Cover

  • Educational Theory
  • Professional Development
  • Accreditation Standards
  • Precepting Strategies

Popular Competencies

  • Precepting in a Layered Learning Model
  • Engaging Self-Directed Learning and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Mapping Learning Activities to Learning Objectives
  • Strategies for Providing Formative and Summative Feedback

Continuing Education Hours

ASHP's Preceptor CAC offers 11+ continuing education credits to help you meet your professional development requirements.

About ASHP Competency Assessment Centers

As the field of pharmacy continues to evolve with emerging medications, technologies, and regulations, it is crucial for pharmacists and healthcare professionals to maintain and develop their skills and knowledge. Competency management provides a structured approach to enhance their expertise, identify areas for improvement, and create personalized training plans that meet their needs. This leads to improved patient outcomes and enables pharmacists to provide high-quality care.


  • Access to multiple competency-based assessments covering a wide range of topics
  • Interactive online learning modules that allow you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule
  • Tracking and reporting tools to monitor your progress and keep you on track
  • Continuing education credits to help you meet your professional development requirements


  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in your field
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge to provide better patient care
  • Flexible online learning options that fit into your busy schedule
  • Access to a wide range of competency-based assessments to help you identify areas for improvement


  • Improved patient outcomes through better-trained and more knowledgeable healthcare professionals
  • Increased job satisfaction and career growth opportunities
  • Savings in time and money compared to traditional training methods
  • Meeting your professional development requirements and staying compliant with regulatory standards

ASHP's Competency Assessment Centers are the most cost-effective competency management solution for healthcare organizations. Regardless of size, we offer scalable and affordable solutions for both large multi-hospital health systems and small and rural hospitals.

By subscribing to our online training program, you will save time, money, and personnel resources while improving the skills and knowledge of your staff. Allocate your budget to the areas that matter most to you and your organization.

  • A la carte (one or more): Pay for only what you need. Customize your training program by only subscribing to the individual assessment centers you need most.
  • PCAC 365 (comprehensive): Best value. Complete access to every available assessment center in one place, offering a comprehensive, streamlined competency management training program for your organization. This is the most cost-effective solution for healthcare organizations that need access to multiple assessment centers.


How-To Videos

Navigate ASHP's Competency Assessment Centers with confidence- from logging in and accessing assessments to understanding reports and tracking progress, these videos cover all the essential features and functionalities of the assessment centers.



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ASHP's Competency Assessment Centers are intended and designed for institutional use. Whether you have a question about features, pricing, need a demo, or free trial, our team is ready to assist.



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Enhanced Monitoring and Reporting For Improved Competency Compliance

ASHP's partnership with Dossier, a cloud-based healthcare competency management provider, offers robust monitoring and reporting capabilities so you can spend less time tracking competency completion on paper and more time with patients. Dossier's software add-on seamlessly integrates with PCAC providing easy access to reporting that gives you visibility into your entire team’s competency.

Interested in seeing a demo? Product demos will include ASHP and Dossier team members so you can get answers to all your questions.

Dossier makes it simple to:

  • Easily retrieve competencies in one, single dashboard
  • Assign & manage all competencies in a centralized location
  • Monitor learning and competency progress
  • Quickly create robust reports