Everything you need to know about delivering cost-effective pharmacy benefits is contained in 8 narrated and detailed course modules. Whether you contract PBM services directly or support those who do, this program is a must. More details about each module are provided below.


All the information, concepts, actions steps and approaches contained in this program are based on recent research and best practices.

Practical & Tangible

This program is not theoretical. We explore the practical application of best practices, concepts and strategies in a straightforward and tangible way so you can apply what you learn immediately. Throughout the program you build a personal action plan for how you will apply everything covered in this program.

Interactive & Engaging

This program is brimming with stories, examples, tips, tools and video excerpts for you to discover and each course module includes interactive quizzes to test your understanding. We also provide a 200 page training guide to help you maximize your learning experience.

Upcoming CPBS eLearning Classes

June 6, 2024
  • Register By March 8, 2024 – $2250
  • Register By April 22, 2024 – $2500
  • $2750
September 5, 2024
  • Register By June 7, 2024 – $2250
  • Register By July 22, 2024 – $2500
  • $2750
January 9, 2025
  • Register By Oct 11, 2024 – $2250
  • Register By Nov 25, 2024 – $2500
  • $2750


This program is based on our highly successful and effective flipped classroom training method. In fact, we include on-demand recordings from each module. Students have an opportunity to review concepts according to their own schedule and as many times as they see fit.


Upon successful completion of this certification program you will receive a certificate of completion and certification as a Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist. This certification is provided by the Pharmacy Benefit Institute of America and backed by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.


You can complete this entire program in the comfort of your home or office. You have access to the program for a full 8 weeks so you can take your time and even revisit the content after you have completed the program for a quick refresher.


This unique online program takes from 4 to 8 hours per week of your time to complete and is the equivalent of eight days of training in the classroom. In the past this type of training was something only larger organizations could afford. Now so can you. This is a tremendous value for the price.

This Course Is Made Up Of 8 Modules:

Introduction to Pharmacy Benefit Management

Introduction to Pharmacy Benefit Management

PBM Module #1

Fundamentals of PBM Pricing

PBM Module #2

Plan Design for the Pharmacy Benefit

PBM Module #3

Cost Containment Strategies for the Pharmacy Benefit

PBM Module #4

PBM Contracts

PBM Module #5

PBM Procurement

PBM Module #6

Specialty Pharmacy Benefits Management

PBM Module #7

Final Exam

PBM Module #8

Accreditation Information

The University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This application-based activity has been assigned ACPE UAN # 0046-9999-23-032-L04-P (eLearning) and ACPE UAN # 0046-9999-23-045-L04-P (Knowledge Camp Workshop) and will award 12.0 (1.20 CEUs) and 20.0 (2.00 CEUs) contact hours, respectively, of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers. Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

The use of the HRCI seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

TransparentRx is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Life and Health (L&H) licensees may earn up to 21 continuing education credits. Check with your department of insurance or email to determine reporting requirements and to confirm if we’re an approved provider of L&H continuing education in your state.

COST: $2,750 USD