Where can I find California Board of Pharmacy Designated Representative training?

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

What Is California Designated Representative Training?

If you are applying for a California Designated Representative license, then you are also going to need to include proof of required training (specifically, a training affidavit) in your license application packet. In general, you can earn a training affidavit by taking a California Designated Representative training program accepted or approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

What Is California Designated Representative Training?

California Designated Representative training is required training, a prerequisite specified by the California Designated Representative Training Affidavit form. The training affidavit is one of many forms that make up a complete California State Board of Pharmacy Designated Representative application submission for wholesalers, 3PLs, and reverse distributors. A Board-approved training program covers drug distribution topics and more, that are listed on the training affidavit form.

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Question: What is California Designated Representative training?

Answer:

California Designated Representative training is required training, a prerequisite specified by the California Designated Representative Training Affidavit form. The training affidavit is one of many forms that make up a complete California State Board of Pharmacy Designated Representative application submission for wholesalers, 3PLs, and reverse distributors. A Board-approved training program covers several drug distribution topics listed on the training affidavit form.


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Monday, September 21, 2020

I have California Designated Representative questions. Are there any resources published by the California Board of Pharmacy?

Question: Are there any resources published by the California Board of Pharmacy that can answer my California Designated Representative legal questions?

Answer:

Perhaps this article can help.

Self-Assessment Forms Answer Legal Questions - The Script (March 2019)

"In the late 1990s, the Board established requirements for community and hospital pharmacies to complete self-assessment forms. Since then, assessment forms also have been developed for wholesalers and sterile compounding pharmacies. 

The forms provide a compilation of pharmacy law that can be used to assess pharmacy operations for compliance with laws and regulations. This self-evaluation can highlight areas needing improvement and enable corrective actions. 

Self-assessment forms contains references to specific laws. If you have a pharmacy law question, there is good chance it can be answered by checking the self-assessment form."

Source:  Self-Assessment Forms Answer Legal Questions - The Script (March 2019 page 11) - California State Board of Pharmacy

Resources:  Self-Assessment Forms on the California State Board of Pharmacy website



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Thursday, September 10, 2020

How to verify a California Designated Representative license

Question: How can I verify a California Designated Representative license?

Answer:

A California Designated Representative (wholesaler, or 3PL) license can be verified online.

Go to the California State Board of Pharmacy License Search webpage.

On that page, under "Personal License," click on "Designated Representative [Wholesaler]" or "Designated Representative - 3PL" to initiate a license search.


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Thursday, September 3, 2020

What kind of work experience is accepted for a California Designated Representative license?

Question: What kind of work experience is accepted for a California Designated Representative license?

Answer:

The California Designated Representative Experience Affidavit specifies what kinds of work experience will be recognized and accepted. Pay close attention to some of the operative words and phrases that are used, such as:
  • paid work experience 
  • minimum of one year experience 
  • one year of paid work experience in the past three years 
  • in a licensed facility
Some of the experience requirements are different, depending upon your selected personal license. Therefore, be sure to reference the personal license application you're applying for (wholesaler; 3PL; reverse distributor) in the experience affidavit form/section.

Go to California Board of Pharmacy - Apply For A Personal License, for your specific license application


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What is a California Designated Representative training affidavit?

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Question: What is the California Designated Representative training affidavit?

Answer:

The training affidavit is proof of required training.

In general, individuals applying for a designated representative license in California must submit proof that they have completed required training as specified on their applicable license application Training Affidavit form.

The three (3) most common Training Affidavit forms include: 1) wholesaler, 2) 3PL (third-party logistics provider), and 3) wholesaler only acting as a reverse distributor. Each specific Training Affidavit form is unique, and they are not interchangeable.

Training programs approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy (the "Board") should be providing their students with a completed and signed copy of the applicable Training Affidavit form. The Board will not accept a Training Affidavit that is filled out by someone other than the training program provider.

HOT TIP:  The Training Affidavit Is Not The Same As The Experience Affidavit

These are two different forms. In general, the Experience Affidavit form attests that the work experience gained by the applicant meets the requirements as required by law.

How To Get A Training Affidavit

Learn more and enroll in a California Board of Pharmacy Designated Representative Training Course - presented by SkillsPlus International Inc. - approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Three (3) online training programs (wholesaler, 3PL, reverse distributor). Each course is approved by the Board.
  • Successful class completion earns a training affidavit accepted by the Board, to include in your Designated Representative license application.
  • Nearly 7,000 students have taken our courses.
  • SkillsPlus International Inc. has deep experience, offering a Designated Representative training course continuously (without interruption) since 2002.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

What is a California pharmacy DRIC?

Question: What is a California pharmacy DRIC?

Answer:

DRIC means Designated Representative-in-Charge

Here is the full answer, in the context of a wholesaler facility (according to the California wholesaler facility license application).

A wholesaler facility must have its own DRIC responsible for the operations of the wholesaler. The application must list one designated representative, designated representative-reverse distributor, or a pharmacist to serve as the DRIC. If the wholesaler acts only as a reverse distributor participating in the California Drug Take-Back Program, a designated representativereverse distributor or California licensed pharmacist shall serve as the DRIC. The proposed DRIC shall be subject to approval by the board. The board shall not issue a wholesaler license without an approved DRIC for the wholesaler. 

The DRIC serves as supervisor or manager who is responsible for ensuring the wholesaler’s compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the wholesale operations. The DRIC shall maintain an active license as a designated representative, designated representative-reverse distributor or pharmacist with the California board at all times during which he or she is designated as the DRIC. (Business and Professions Code section 4160).

You might also need a training affidavit

If you are applying for a California Designated Representative license, then you’re also going to need to include proof of required training (specifically, a training affidavit) in your license application packet. Earn a training affidavit (accepted by the Board) by taking any one of our courses.

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Is a California Exemptee the same as a California Designated Representative?

Question: Is a California Exemptee the same as a California Designated Representative?

Answer

No, they are not the same. There is often confusion between the two.

A 2006 California law change started the confusion. This snippet comes from an old 2012 version of the California Designated Representative application: "Note: Under California law, the name used to describe any individual who is in charge of any wholesale drug premises (in California or elsewhere) will change on January 1, 2006, from the former name, exemptee, to designated representative. 

For conventional use, the Board will refer to such an individual as a designated representative throughout this application." Therefore, the California State Board of Pharmacy uses the current name, Designated Representative. 

To add more confusion, an Exemptee personal license does exist.

However, it is administered by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) - Food and Drug Branch (FDB) and applies to home medical device retailers (HMDR).  An HMDR facility typically needs to employ an individual(s) holding an Exemptee personal license. 

Learn more:  CDPH FDB Home Medical Device Retail Program

Learn more, or buy, if you're looking for a: California HMDR Exemptee Training Certification Course (accepted by the CDPH FDB)


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