Greetings Purdue Preceptors!

Welcome to the continuing education page developed specifically for preceptors in our Experiential Learning Program. We value your commitment to the education of future pharmacists and are extremely grateful for your participation in the experiential learning portion of the PharmD Program.

In an effort to express our gratitude for your service, we are offering several CE programs for free and connecting you with many other options for preceptor training through other professional pharmacy websites as well.  Purdue recently partnered with CEImpact to provide both clinical practice updates and professional development (precepting/mentoring) content to all of our preceptors.  This website can be accessed here and then you can select "Preceptors" or "Pharmacists" depending on the content you wish to complete.  The access code is PURDUE18 for all courses.  In addition, we still have a link to our homegrown clinical practice updates for your review.  This is the same material we have our P4 students review during rotations and is taught by our clinical faculty.  This can be accessed at using the access code BUPU100.

At the bottom of this page you will also find a list of other preceptor development and training programs from around the internet.  Some of these do charge a fee and they are not specific to Purdue. 

We hope you will find a variety of CE opportunities available to match your interests and needs through this site.  Thank you again for your dedication to our students and the profession.

Boiler Up!

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Brian M. Shepler, PharmD
Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Preceptor Development Programs/Resources


  • Certificate programs – 18-hours of CPE completed over a 2-year period available in the areas of:
    • Teaching and Learning (28 CE hours)
      • Effective teaching/Teaching and learning strategies/Assessing student learning
    • Career Advancement (26 hours)
      • Clinical career advancement/Mentoring and precepting/Establishing interprofessional and patient-centered roles/Entrepreneurship for career advancement
    • Leadership and Management (28 CE hours)
      • Leadership development/Attributes of a leader
    • Research and Scholarship (26 CE hours)
      • Primer/Basics of clinical research/Statistics/Regulatory and ethical issue

APhA Advanced Preceptor Training (


  • Online resource center with information and resources about preceptor development including:
    • Articles
      • 16 articles covering topics such as challenges with co-precepting/transitioning logistics between PGY1 and PGY2 residencies/How to be an efficient, effective preceptor/mentor vs. preceptor /feedback/managing difficult learning situations
    • Presentations and training
      • Educational presentations (14) 38-93 minutes covering topics such as improving skills/ time management/coaching/mentoring/handling difficult situations
    • Guidelines/policies/best practices
      • Includes topics such as leadership rotation/core values of preceptors/developing preceptor skills/preceptor tool kit
    • Books
    • External resources
      • Preceptor’s Playbook (developed in partnership with the University of Kentucky)
    • On-line program (31 modules)
      • 11 focus on traditional skills of precepting/20 focus on softer skills
      • 7.75 CE hours when all 31 modules are completed