The University of South Florida College of Pharmacy (USF COP) applied for Precandidate accreditation status December 1, 2010, and underwent an on-site evaluation May 2-4, 2011. The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the USF COP was awarded Precandidate accreditation status during the June 22-26, 2011 meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors. Approval was based upon due consideration of the on-site Evaluation Team Report, the College's application materials, other communications received from the institution, and discussions with the Dean during the Board of Directors meeting.
Following the enrollment of the inaugural class fall 2011, an on-site evaluation was held March 20-22, 2012 for consideration of advancing the Doctor of Pharmacy program from Precandidate to Candidate accreditation status. As noted above, the USF Doctor of Pharmacy program was granted Candidate status during the June 20-24, 2012 meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors.
about the ACPE accreditation process
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Candidate status is awarded for a period not to exceed two years. The USF COP was requested to submit an interim report to ACPE March 2013. The report was reviewed by the ACPE Board of Directors during the June 19-23, 2013, and the USF COP was found to meet expectations for the stage of development.
As per ACPE requirements the USF COP underwent a focused on-site evaluation for the continuation of Candidate status April 16-17, 2014. During the ACPE Board of Directors meeting June 18-22, 2014 the continuation of Candidate status was granted.
Should the USF COP fail to maintain Candidate accreditation status, or advance to Full accreditation status within five years following the submission of the initial application, any graduates would be considered to have graduated from an unaccredited Doctor of Pharmacy program. It is unlikely that graduates of an unaccredited Doctor of Pharmacy program will meet licensing requirements in any U.S. jurisdiction.