COVID-19 Testing Models

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As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, pharmacists and pharmacies across the country are mobilizing to support their communities through COVID-19 testing. Pharmacy testing models have emerged due to the ongoing effort to expand access to testing. This course will provide general considerations for pharmacy-based COVID-19 testing and an overview of the approach of two common models.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the two most common emerging pharmacy testing models for COVID-19
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between the steps in each model
  • Identify the most appropriate model for your pharmacy practice

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-9999-20-349-H01-P

To obtain credit for completing COVID-19 Testing Models,  participants will need to complete the onlne activity, assessment with a grade of 70% or better, and evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.    

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: November 05, 2020
Expiration date: November 05, 2021 - No credit can be earned after this date


COVID-19 Testing Models is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association in partnership with the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Rebecca P. Snead, RPhAnne Burns, BSPharm, RPh, and Meaghan FreiterPharmD, 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, visit the APhA website at

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

System Requirements

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

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-9999-20-349-H01-P 0.1 CEUs November 05, 2020 - November 05, 2021