Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Larkin Health Sciences Institute (LHSI) College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program was granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) on June 24, 2016. The ACPE accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate status, Candidate status, and Accredited status. Precandidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the school to admit its first class.

LHSI has begun the process for regional accreditation.  This process is anticipated to take two to three years to complete. Programmatic accreditation from the ACPE requires continual progress through the regional accreditation process.