APhA Quick Quiz: Credentialing and Privileging

Activity Preview

As pharmacists continue to evolve patient care roles in various practice settings, understanding credentialing and privileging has become increasingly important. Credentialing and privileging processes are commonly used for health care providers across the health care system, from individual provider practices to health care provider organizations and payers. From the payer perspective, credentialing is important in both fee-for-service models and evolving value-based payment models where organizations and payers are focused on engaging highly functioning teams of health care practitioners practicing at the top of their training. 

Learning Objective

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Define credentialing and privileging in the health care system.
2. Describe why credentialing and privileging are important to pharmacists.    

Accreditation Information 


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-18-147-H04-P

To claim 0.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.05 CEUs) for participating in this online learning activity, "APhA Quick Quiz: Credentialing and Privileging", participants will need to complete all 5 questions provided, answer the evaluation questions, then CLAIM credit. A valid pharmacist.com username and password is required to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for CPE transcript.  

Initial release date: May 23, 2018

Expiration date: May 23, 2021 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2


"APhA Quick Quiz: Credentialing and Privileging" is an online continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


Anne L. Burns, BSPharm, RPh and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at: www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-18-147-H04-P 0.05 CEUs May 23, 2018 - May 23, 2021