CDPH is currently accepting applications from organizations to provide continuing education courses to Pharmaceutical Representatives seeking licensure. Per ordinance rules, eligible organizations shall be:
1) a nationally or locally accredited program provider;
2) a governmental unit;
3) a health care facility;
4) an institution of higher learning recognized by an accrediting body approved by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education; or
5) an association of at least three pharmaceutical companies (which shall not be subsidiaries or affiliations of the same company or parent company).
Note: A pharmaceutical company that employs or in any way provides compensation to any pharmaceutical representative shall not be an approved professional education provider. However, a pharmaceutical company or other institution, including an association of pharmaceutical companies, may sponsor one or more continuing education courses presented by authorized professional education providers. CDPH reserves the right to reject an application if it determines that the applicant has a conflict of interest, lacks sufficient expertise, or is otherwise unfit to provide quality education.
Eligible organizations are encouraged to follow the link: https://tinyurl.com/ChicagoPharmaEd, to start the application process. Education applicants will receive a confirmation email when the application is successfully submitted, as well as a final notification of the status of the application.
CDPH will list all approved courses (in the appropriate section on this page) that are available for Pharmaceutical Representatives seeking continuing education to maintain their license, annually.
For questions: Email PharmaRepLicense@cityofchicago.org