Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

Antimicrobial Stewardship
A Certificate Program for Pharmacists




The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) is an innovative and intensive practice-based activity for pharmacists focusing on the pharmacist's role in the area of appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the development of a strong knowledgebase in microbiology, pharmacology and disease state management in order to successfully implement an antibiotic stewardship program that will improve patient care, reduce healthcare expenditures and potentially reduce rates of resistance and prolong the longevity of the limited number of antimicrobial agents available to treat infections.  For more information, please visit this link:


ASP Goals
The program goals are the following:

  • Expand the pharmacist's knowledge of clinical microbiology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and infectious disease state management.
  • Develop skills needed to establish an antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • Implement interventions to improve patient care, minimize resistance and cost, and prolong the longevity of antimicrobials.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of an antimicrobial stewardship program through the measurement of outcomes.
  • Define the interaction between pharmacy and infection control.


ASP Structure
The Antimicrobial Stewardship certificate training program is ACPE accredited and conducted in three parts:

Phase 1: Self-study learning component (20 hours or 2.0 CEUs). Please view our demonstration showing the style of the Self-study component.
Phase 2: Live webinars (6-9 hours or 0.6-0.9 CEUs)
Phase 3: Skills component completed in the practice setting (10 hours or 1.0 CEU)


A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all three program components. The self-study and webinars must be completed within 8 months and the entire program completed within 14 months of registration. To sign up and access the program, click here.


Participant cost is $750 per pharmacist. This amount includes the home study section, four to six live webinars, and the skills development/implementation component at your practice site.

For institutions or healthcare facilities with payment from the same institution, we provide the following discounts:
6-10 healthcare professionals - 5% discount
11-15 healthcare professionals - 10% discount
>15 healthcare professionals - 15% discount

For trainees (e.g., residents, fellows, and graduate students) the cost is $550 per individual. To receive a discount or for questions about them, please contact ProCE at For complete details on the program, please see our downloadable Announcement.


CE Accreditation
Release Date: 11-01-2012
Expiration Date: 11-01-2015
Practice Activity Number: 0221-0001


 ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Practice Activity Number 0221-0001 has been assigned to this practice-based CE activity (initial release date 11-01-12). This CE activity is approved for 36.0 contact hours (3.6 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The participant may complete two additional webinars at no additional cost and earn 39.0 contact hours (3.9 CEUs). Statements of credit will be issued online upon completion of the activity evaluations and the post-tests with a score of 80% or higher. No partial credit will be given.


No commercial funding. This activity is self-funded by SIDP and registration fees.


System Requirements:

  • PC:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 or above
    • Internet Explorer (v7 or greater) recommended, Firefox, or Chrome
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Sound Card and Speakers
    • 800 x 600 Minimum Monitor Resolution (1024 x 768 Recommended)
    • Flash Player Plug-in, Current Version 
    • JavaScript, Java 1.6 or higher
  • Mac:
    • Mac OS X
    • Safari, Firefox, or Chrome
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Sound Card and Speakers
    • Flash Player Plug-in, Current Version
    • JavaScript



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