Access an easy-to-use, recommendation-driven online tool to help you create and manage your professional development plan
You need a plan.
Pharmacy is constantly changing, and the job market is competitive. You need to stay relevant, meet licensure requirements, and complete activities that employers assign. You also have professional goals for yourself—staying in the job you have, seeking a promotion, or preparing to change paths. It is challenging to keep all of these priorities top of mind, and the focus often falls on checking required boxes, rather than setting yourself on a purposeful path forward.
ADVANCE meets you where you are and helps you take the next logical step toward your goals. Our easy-to-use online tool walks you through a series of evaluations that result in recommendations for activities that will help you meet employer and licensure requirements, while simultaneously focusing on your interests and areas you personally would like to develop. We also help keep you on track with a detailed action plan, alerts and to-do lists.
Recommended activities might include CPE programs, books, videos, articles, community events, advocacy, or a variety of other actions. ADVANCE intelligently suggests activities that optimize the time you spend on professional development, and you choose what gets added to your professional development plan each year.
You even earn CPE credit for building your plan! With an ADVANCE plan, you can find the right between your goals, your requirements, and your time investment. Plus, ADVANCE comes with access to APhA’s member-only resources, up to 16 hours of free CPE, and discounts on books, meetings, and other products!
ADVANCE Professional Development Planner
Evaluate your strengths, professional skills, interest areas, personal character attributes, and well-being.
Receive individualized recommendations for activities, including CPE programs, that align with your professional goals and requirements.
Create a plan and track your achievements to keep yourself moving purposefully in the direction of your goals.
Take control of your professional development.
Created by the American Pharmacists Association, ADVANCE is a continuous professional development planner and workforce development tool. It utilizes self-evaluation to provide intelligent recommendations for activities that will move individuals toward their goals while also meeting their licensure, employer, and school requirements.