Medication Use Quality Certificate

The Medication Use Quality Certificate is a 15-hour education training that is nationally accredited for continuing education for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and physicians. You will receive advanced training on quality measurement and strategies to improve medication safety, adherence and appropriate use with an emphasis on real-world examples and best practices.

Here are the learning modules for each part of the program:

Core Curriculum
10 hours of advanced training with an emphasis on real-world examples and best practices

  • The Role of Quality Measurement in Healthcare
  • Quality Measurement Professionals: From Development to Implementation
  • What Makes a Good Measure?
  • Measurement Programs
  • Medicare Part D Star Ratings
  • Health Information Technology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Navigating the Quality Regulatory Environment
  • Creating a Quality Improvement Plan
  • Interventions to Improve Care
  • Measures in Practice: Informing the Delivery and Evaluation of Care

Elective Tracks
3 hours with options focused on specific roles in quality improvement

  • Building Expertise in Calculating Measures
  • Mastering Today’s Quality Landscape
  • Measuring Quality to Improve HIV Medication Use

Practice-based Learning
2 hours to apply quality improvement knowledge

  • Practice-Based Component: Putting it All Together


This certificate that is nationally accredited for continuing education for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and physicians. The cost of the certificate is $199 for PQA members and $349 for non-members. Information on member pricing, discounts and group purchasing opportunities is available by contacting PQA's education team at [email protected].