Test2LearnTM Community-based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program


The Test2LearnTM Community-based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program uses highly-interactive exercises using real personal or aggregated genetic data to train community pharmacists and other learners to decipher and translate genetic tests, make appropriate recommendations for the patient, and counsel and collaborate with prescribers to help optimize patient medication regimens. NACDS and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (University) adapted Test2LearnTM from an innovative University platform. Engaging home study content teaches the principles of pharmacogenomics and its practical implications in disease states such as cardiology, oncology, neurology and infectious diseases.

Registered Providers Agreements (RPAs), allowing organizations to host their own trainings, are available.
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Program Features

  • Personal genomic testing kit and processing
  • 20 credit hours of ACPE-accredited continuing education
  • Unique dual home study and in-person structure
  • Access to and training on the innovative Test2Learn™ platform
  • Exclusive training necessary to train others on the program

Activity Description

The Test2LearnTM Community-based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program teaches the principles of pharmacogenomics as well as its practical implications in disease states such as cardiology, oncology, neurology and infectious diseases, among others. It trains pharmacists to decipher genetic tests, translate that information, and make appropriate recommendations for the patient (including collection of DNA samples) interpretation of patient results, and counseling and collaboration with prescribers to help optimize patient medication regimens. 

The 20-hour ACPE-accredited certificate program enables students to learn by using real genetic data in highly-interactive exercises with an optional activity for learners to undergo personal genomic testing. The Certificate Program is comprised of:

         12 hours of home study

         8 hours of live training

The target audience for the certificate program is community pharmacists including students, academia, and pharmacy association staff. While the program is primarily designed for community pharmacists, non-pharmacists interested in pharmacogenomics are also welcomed to complete the program.

Successful completion of the live seminar component involves passing the final exam with a grade of 80 percent or higher and demonstrating proficiency in diagnostic testing techniques. Successful completion of this component will result in 8.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment questions with a grade of 80 percent or higher and will result in 12.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance and participation are required before obtaining CPE credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Instructor Program 

The online home study module and the one-day, live, in-person module total 20 credit hours of pharmacogenomics educational content.  Depending on the registered provider, a second day of the live program can be dedicated to providing the instruction necessary to allow pharmacists to train others. Program participants have the unique opportunity to utilize an aggregated genomic data set, or their own personal data, for the in-person educational module. Contact Education@NACDS.org for more information. 

January 25, 2017 Press Release



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