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Online Sterile Compounding eLearning

training2CriticalPoint offers a wide range of web-based training focusing on and standards and best practice. Written by the industry experts, you can be guaranteed you are receiving the best training available. Each course is continuously reviewed and updated so you can be assured you are receiving the most current information.

CriticalPoint’s engaging and interactive online training is available anytime and anywhere from any computer. In addition, each of our lessons offer ACPE – Approved continuing education credit hours for both pharmacists and technicians.


Course in Sterile Compounding
Our Course in Sterile Compounding consists of 29 lessons (worth 34 hours of ACPE-approved CE for Pharmacists or Technicians). These lessons are specifically designed to teach and reinforce all of the skills required to meet the requirements of USP <797> and <800>.

Nonsterile Compounding <795> Course
Our Nonsterile Pharmaceutical Compounding Course consists of 11 eLearning courses that cover best practices and compliance with USP <795>.

Pharmacy Math Skills
This course develops fundamental math skills during 8 lessons that incorporate practical examples from pharmacy work-settings.  This offering may benefit certain pharmacists, technicians and students who need to build a sound math skills framework, essential to successful pharmacy practice.

The web-based curriculum will ensure participants acquire a comprehensive understanding of how and why 503B practice evolved. These lessons also summarize each of the FDA draft and final guidances so that learners know where to seek guidance for 503B practice. Successful completion of this course will prepare pharmacists to fulfill the role required by the Compounding Quality Act (known as the Drug Quality and Safety Act or DQSA) which requires that drugs are compounded in compliance with the cGMPs under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

*Additional discounts offered to facilities with multiple users. For more information, email us at

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Held at the CriticalPoint Center for Training and Research Facility (CCTR) in Totowa, NJ, the Sterile Compounding Boot Camp® Live Training Series is comprised of a number of training programs designed to deliver high-quality, cost-effective professional development and networking opportunities that provide attendees with information they can immediately apply in their work setting to improve compounding quality and patient safety. We believe that the best way for pharmacists and other compounding professionals to understand and implement current standards of practice is to be immersed in a setting that provides access to a comprehensive curriculum in a real-life setting with hands-on practice mentored by faculty who are true subject matter experts. The CriticalPoint Sterile Compounding Boot Camp Live Training Series includes the following classes:

• Best Practices for Nonhazardous, Sterile to Sterile Compounding (formerly Core Skills Training for Nonhazardous, Sterile to Sterile Compounding)
• Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs (Packaged with Core Skills Training)
• Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring
• Aseptic Technique Refresher (with “Best Practices for Nonhazardous, Sterile to Sterile Compounding” as part of the QP503A Certification)
• Best Practices for Nonsterile to Sterile Compounding
• Cleaning and Disinfection of Sterile Compounding Spaces

Enter CPRX20 when you register for any of our Live Training classes to receive an additional $100 discount on top of the early-bird discount!


Qualified Person Certification Program for 503A 

New in 2020 QP503A™, CO (Compounding Operations) AND QP503A™, CQ (Compounding Quality)

First launched in 2017, the QP503A™ Certification was the first and remains the only sterile compounding certification program designed to require applicants to demonstrate knowledge and skills in best practice sterile compounding. In addition to traditional eLearning and live training post tests, specific observational competencies and personnel testing are administered at the CriticalPoint Center for Training and Research (CCTR). These samples are incubated at the CCTR and read by CriticalPoint experts. Though unlicensed personnel may enter the program (based on an individual case by case evaluations) and pass all of the required elements, only licensed pharmacists and technicians are eligible to obtain the QP503A™ Certification, now renamed: QP503A, CO™. The CO stands for “compounding operations.” Other personnel who do not perform compounding or directly supervise compounding or who are not licensed pharmacists or technicians but have completed the certification requirements are considered QP503A, CO™ qualified.

As the practice of pharmacy sterile compounding matures and focuses on the quality management aspects of practice, there are emerging opportunities for personnel to work in sterile compounding without performing or directly managing the actual sterile compounding activities. To foster this growth and development, CriticalPoint has expanded its QP503A™ Certification Program to include another certification: QP503A, CQ™. The CQ stands for “compounding quality.” This certification is open to individuals who work in sterile compounding operations performing quality-related functions but is not limited to licensed pharmacists and technicians who perform compounding or directly supervise compounding functions.


This Certification program is currently being offered in conjunction with CriticalPoint’s Sterile Compounding Boot Camp and Aseptics Refresher Class. 


Peer Network

The CriticalPoint Peer Network is an online forum designed to support 503A entities and their regulators. The Peer Network provides online access to the very latest information, tools and resources related to Sterile Compounding. Search the “Frequently Asked Questions” database as well as “Ask an Expert” forum where you can post questions to industry experts and view responses to other questions your peers have posted. The Peer Network provides unlimited access to other resources such as Webinars, Instructional Videos, Featured Articles, White Papers and more.

Becoming a subscriber is quick and easy. You can choose from a subscription level that best suits your needs and you can upgrade at any time if your needs change.


Standard Operating Procedures


Detailed standard operating procedures are the foundation of a robust sterile compounding practice. When written properly, they should tell the reader exactly what to do as well as why, where, when and how to perform the activity.

CriticalPoint has developed a set of template policies, procedures and accompanying documentation forms (together referred to as the SOPs).  The SOPs have been developed, used and refined over many years in a number of various practice settings. They are effective in establishing robust operating procedures that ensure patient safety.

These detailed procedures and forms reflect not only guidance to foster achievement of compliance with Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> but with aseptic processing best practices as well. They are continually refined and updated regularly to reflect regulatory changes (like Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> revisions). They are consistent with the CriticalPoint eLearning Training but provide more specific “how to” detail in regards to process as well as documentation.

The SOPs and forms can be harmonized to match the actual working conditions of your compounding facility and practice.  Since each user of these SOPs will have a different physical plant, compounding risk levels, etc., we have included instructive guidance and suggestions in these policies and procedures.

The entire Sterile Compounding Complete Set can be purchased HERE for $3995.