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The Leading Resource for Consumer Healthcare Industry Education

Through a variety of learning formats, find the latest insights on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities.


CHPA has launched a new Learning Management System to make more programming available than ever before with ease. CHPA Academy is here to help members find connections and solutions, and features e-learning opportunities covering hot topics from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Be sure to bookmark CHPA Academy and check back often for upcoming webinars and courses.

Academy Mission

To deliver convenient, high-quality industry education using a variety of media that will help CHPA members solve their toughest issues with optimal efficiency.

CHPA Academy topics include but are not limited to:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Government Affairs
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Operations
  • Quality
  • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
  • Executive Leadership
  • Women in Consumer Healthcare

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OTC 101 is now Consumer Healthcare 101

Are you brand new to the Consumer Healthcare Industry and want to understand how the industry works? An industry professional looking for a refresher on the basics of Consumer Healthcare? A service provider who wants to better understand the Consumer Healthcare industry to effectively work with your clients?

CHPA’s Consumer Healthcare 101 will equip you with the facts and tools you need to better understand the Consumer Healthcare industry in order to succeed. Whether you are brand new to the industry or interested in going “back to basics”, this virtual self-paced course will cover:

  • The State of the Industry: Commercial Update 2020
  • FDA Oversight of Nonprescription Drug Products
  • OTC Drug Labeling Regulations
  • OTC Monograph Reform Update
  • Rx-to-OTC Switch
  • Advertising 101
  • Medical Devices
  • Cosmetics & Dietary Supplements
  • Manufacturing Quality Products

Our Expert Speakers

  • Jennifer Ahearn, Senior Managing Consultant Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Esi
  • Doug Bierer, Ph.D., President, Douglas Bierer Consulting, LLC
  • Lisa Buono, Principal, Health Care Practice, IRI
  • Edwin Hemwall, Ph.D., Principal, Edwin Hemwall LLC
  • Marcia D. Howard, Ph.D., Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, CHPA
  • Barbara A Kochanowski, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, CHPA
  • Raqiyyah Pippins, Esq., Counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • John Punzi, Ph.D., Senior Director QA, and Technical Affairs, CHPA
  • Jay Sirois, Ph.D., Senior Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, CHPA
  • David Spangler, Senior Vice President, Legal, Government Affairs & Policy, CHPA
  • John Troup, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Dietary Supplements, CHPA

Who should attend?

This virtual self-paced course is open to all CHPA members and non-members. Both entry-level and seasoned professionals are invited to attend from all industry job functions, including Business Development, Communications, Government, Legal, Marketing/Sales, Operations, Public Affairs, Quality, Regulatory, R&D, and Scientific.

$450.00 - Member Rate

$995.00 - Non-member Rate

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

CHPA will fully refund program registration fees in full of notification submitted to CHPA via e-mail at All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing prior to starting any online course. Refunds cannot be approved for started courses, no-shows, or expired online courses. Substitutions are gladly accepted prior to the start of any online course.

Understand the Consumer Healthcare Industry

New On-Demand Webinars

webPOISONCONTROL: A Novel Consumer Product Safety and Industry Surveillance Tool

Original Date: May 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EST

webPOISONCONTROL® is a free online tool and app that provides immediate triage recommendations and automated follow-up for acute, unintentional exposures to a vast array of products and substances. It was created for those who cannot or will not call Poison Control but still need its help for suspected poisonings, bringing the expertise of Poison Control to consumers where they want it - online.

webPOISONCONTROL has managed more than 537,000 exposures to common substances like personal care products, cleaning products, medicines, and homeopathic remedies, pesticides and insecticides, plants, bites and stings, recreational substances, and more. Join us if you are curious about the data that drive the recommendations provided to consumers by the tool, and how you can work with us. Together we can ensure consumers get the most appropriate guidance for possible poisonings. Read More


Return to Work: Important Legal Considerations for Employers

Original Date: May 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EST

As vaccines become more widely available across the country, and companies are inching closer to reopening on-location support, those planning to bring workers back must address numerous issues. The choices employers make as they reopen their physical locations or transition more employees from remote work will impact relationships with employees, public perception of business practices and responsibilities, and potential employer liability well into the future. Accordingly, employers need to understand existing guidance and collaborate with business leaders and legal counsel, to ensure they are properly weighing all the factors and considerations that are critical to negotiating the challenges they will face in the months ahead.

This webinar will address the various employment law issues that all members of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) should consider as they reopen or ramp up operations in the coming months. Read More

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Sincere thanks to the following CHPA Associate members for supporting the platform launch as Founding Education Partners (FEP):

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