Opioid Stewardship® - A Certificate Program for Healthcare Professionals


The Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program is a practice-based activity for clinicians impacted by the opioid crisis. The program emphasizes a health care team approach to foster the development of a strong knowledgebase regarding opioids, pain management, opioid use disorder and skills to impact the appropriate use of opioids in healthcare and our communities.

The Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program was developed through a partnership between ProCE and the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy with accreditation partners The University of Illinois College of Medicine and Wild Iris Medical Education. Expert faculty from around the country with various backgrounds have contributed to this comprehensive program, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, counselors and professional associations.

Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program Goals

The program goals/learning objectives are the following:

  • Discuss the genesis of the opioid crisis
  • Outline strategies for assessing and treating pain
  • Describe the management of opioid use disorder
  • Identify potential tools available for implementing an opioid stewardship program
  • Describe a process for evaluating the impact of an opioid stewardship program
  • Implement a component of opioid stewardship in a healthcare setting or community

Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program Structure

The Opioid Stewardship certificate training program is conducted in two parts. The self-study curriculum must be completed prior to starting the project component. The program should be completed within 6 months of registration.

  • Part 1: Self-study curriculum available online (18.25 hours of CE)
  • Part 2: Project component completed in the healthcare or community setting (10 hours of CE)
  • (Optional) Continuing OS Competency Program: An ongoing series of live webinars and online content with the latest information related to Opioid Stewardship.

An Opioid Stewardship® Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete both components.

It is anticipated the participant will complete Part 1 within two months of registration and Part 2 within six months of registration. To sign up and access the program, use the Pay with a Credit Card or Pay with a Check links listed at the top of the page.


The program cost is $495 per participant. This amount includes the home study section (part 1) and the project component (part 2). Click on "Pay with a Credit Card" or "Pay with a Check" above to purchase and enroll in the program. If you wish to participate in only Part 1 of the program it is available for $425 per participant. Click here to purchase Part 1 only. 

For group registrations, we provide the following discounts. Note: Group discounts are available only at the time of payment and with the payment from one source in a single transaction.
6-10 healthcare professionals - 5% discount
11-15 healthcare professionals - 10% discount
>15 healthcare professionals - 15% discount
To receive group discounted pricing, click here to complete the purchase.

Trainees (e.g., residents, fellows, and students) can receive a discount of $100 off the listed price. Your status as a trainee must be verified. To receive a discount or for questions about them, please contact ProCE at [email protected] To complete the purchase at a discounted price, click here for the full program or click here for Part 1 only discounted registration.

Continuing OS Competency Program ($30/month for annual subscription): available to participants upon completion of Part 1 Self-Study curriculum. Access to current quarter at the time of Part 1 Self-Study curriculum completion is included with certificate program registration. Continuing OS Competency Program to begin 4th quarter 2020.
For complete details on the program, please see our downloadable Announcement.

CE Accreditation

Initial Release Date: April 20, 2020
Expiration Date: April 20, 2023
Practice Activity Number: 0221-9999-20-180-H08-P


This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Practice Activity Number 0221-9999-20-180-H08-P has been assigned to this practice-based CE activity (initial release date 4-20-20). This CE activity is approved for 28.25 contact hours (2.825 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Statements of completion will be issued online as individual modules are completed with a post-test score of 70% or higher and completion of an online evaluation. UANs for the individual activity modules are listed in the Activity Announcement.


This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. This activity provides 28.25 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 27.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Content development was partially funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Opioid Stewardship® is a registered trademark of ProCE, Inc. The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.