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Chicago, IL—The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has granted the first international pharmacy-degree program certification to King Saud University College of Pharmacy in Saudi Arabia. Both of the university’s professional degree programs (bachelor of pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy) were certified. Certification is distinct from accreditation and is only available to professional degree programs outside the United States. In January 2011, the ACPE established the International Services Program to offer services to international stakeholders who seek guidance related to quality assurance and advancement of pharmacy education. ACPE President Robert S. Beardsley, PhD, stated that his organization is “pleased to reach this important milestone.”

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