340B Trends & Hot Topics Module and Recertification Exam

Get current. Get recognized. Get credit.

The Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program releases a new update module each year enabling learners to stay current on the latest 340B Program trends and hot topics. A recertification exam is also released each year, based on the content of the new module, so 340B Apexus Certified Experts (ACEs) due to recertify can maintain their 340B expert status.

The 340B Program is complex and dynamic. New regulations, guidelines, and policy releases are published to clarify important information about program compliance and requirements. As a result, innovative best practices emerge and soon become widely accepted standard procedures.

Whether you are already a 340B Apexus Certified Expert (ACE) or still working toward that goal, staying up to date on the 340B Program can be a significant challenge. So, it’s critical – not only for the organization you represent, but also for your own career advancement as a recognized 340B expert – that you keep up with the most current 340B-related hot topics.

Impacts of policy updates on 340B Program operations

Policy changes and legislative activities are affecting pharmacy operations in multiple ways. The latest 340B Trends & Hot Topics module covers these changes and explains how 340B Program managers can implement best practices for compliance.

The newest 340B Trends & Hot Topics module covers information on:

  • Changes in the 340B landscape due to current legislative activities such as CMS billing, 340B reimbursement, and duplicate discount prevention
  • Emerging contract pharmacy trends and replenishment considerations
  • 340B Program audit trends and best practices for self-audits
  • Inventory management models and their impact on pharmacy operations

The module is recommended for all operationally focused roles to support 340B compliance. Stay ahead of the curve by keeping up with new guidelines, regulations, and best practices.

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By taking and passing our new recertification exam, which is based on the content contained in the new 340B Trends & Hot Topics module, 340B ACEs who are due to recertify can maintain their valuable ACE status for another two years. ACEs will be able to purchase the module content, and the recertification exam will be made available within their Apexus Education Portal 60 days prior to their certificate expiration date. The cost of the module is $200.

This is why you need to recertify:

ACE certification is the industry standard, as many covered entities and consulting firms are adding it to their job descriptions for 340B-related positions. Recertifying as an ACE not only benefits the entity you represent, but it also validates your in-depth, up-to-date expertise to your organization’s leadership and ensures that you continue to have access to our 340B Program content. Our program is the only one-stop industry source for invaluable 340B information compiled by experts in the field.

Continuing education credit available.

Learners who complete the new module will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit. To obtain CE credit, watch the new module in its entirety and log your CE credits through ProCE. More information about CE credit is available at the end of the 340B Trends & Hot Topics module.

Countdown to recertification.

The recertification exam will remain in your learning catalog for 60 days and you must pass the exam before the 60 days are up. We’ll send you reminder emails. ACEs whose certificate expires less than 60 days following the release of the module and exam will have 60 days after receiving the first notification email.

Four easy steps to recertify.

It’s an easy four-step process to maintain your ACE certification:

  1. Select the new 340B Trends & Hot Topics module and recertification exam in your catalog.
  2. Make your $200 payment.
  3. View the module.
  4. Take the recertification exam. Exam will be added to your catalog 60 days before you are due to recertify.

Don’t let your ACE certification expire!

If you fail to take the recertification exam within the 60-day time frame and let your ACE certification expire, you will lose your ACE designation as well as access to the 340B Operations Certificate curriculum. You will then need to re-enroll in the Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program – and pay the full cost of the course – to regain access to the program.

Module Contributors

Covered Entity Contributors:

Consultant Contributors:

David Christian, BS, DPh, 340B ACE
Pharmacy Director
Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.

Danielle Sestito, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, 340B ACE
Senior Director, Pharmacy Services
Northwell Health

Jahred Washington, PharmD, 340B ACE
Pharmacy Finance Director
University of California–San Francisco Medical Center

Ponaman Healthcare ConsultingPonaman Healthcare Consulting


Apexus Contributors:

Melanie Bradshaw, Director, Marketing Solutions

Ahmad Dahshan, Web Solutions Manager

Nancy Ellerman, Instructional Designer

Hadee Haque, Marketing Solutions Consultant

Caron Glueck, 340B ACE, Director, Apexus Service Center

Amanda Grego, PharmD, MS, 340B ACE, 340B Policy and Compliance Director

Elizabeth Harlow, Senior Project Manager

Michelle Fox, MBA, CGMS, 340B ACE, 340B Policy and Compliance Director

Chad Johnson, PharmD, MBA, 340B ACE, 340B Policy and Compliance Director

Rusol Karralli-Smith, PharmD, MS, 340B ACE, Associate Principal, 340B Policy and Compliance

Alyssa Lopus, PharmD, 340B ACE, 340B Purchasing Compliance and Optimization Manager

Gavin Magaha, PharmD, MS, 340B ACE, 340B Policy and Compliance Director

Kelsey O’Neall, MS, CSM, Learning Systems Manager

Starr Robinson, Communications Associate

Natalie Russell, PharmD, MSHA, MBA, BCPS, 340B ACE, 340B Policy and Compliance Director

Shamroz Sultan, BS, 340B ACE, 340B Education Program Manager

Jangus Whitner, PharmD, MHA, BCACP, 340B ACE, 340B Policy and Compliance Director

Shelly Wiest, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, Senior Vice President, 340B Policy and Compliance

The Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program is a separate Apexus offering that is not a part of the 340B Prime Vendor Program or otherwise associated with the Prime Vendor Agreement between HRSA and Apexus.

The program is provided solely for education and/or instructional purposes, and the learner assumes exclusive responsibility for using and applying the information presented therein. Successful completion of the program does not confer a professional license or other equivalent designation or qualification on the learner.

Passing score thresholds are subject to change.


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