Practical Training in Compounding Sterile Preparations Certificate

Release Date: 12/01/2021 
Expiration Date: 12/01/2024
Activity Type: Application-based and Knowledge-based
CE Credit Hour(s): (no partial credit): 24 contact hours/14 activities (see below for details)
Activity Fee:  $445.00/$545.00 member/non-member


Product Description 

This self-guided, online learning activity is for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists involved or interested in learning more about compounding sterile preparations and serves as a preparatory course for the PTCB Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) certification exam. 

The online learning activities provide 24 hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists, incorporating recorded presentations, readings, video demonstrations, and exercises in curricular modules. The learning activities cover compounding sterile preparation practice standards and regulations, pharmacy calculations, facilities and engineering controls, environmental monitoring, cleanroom personnel behaviors, sterile compounding components and procedures, stability and sterility, beyond-use date assignment, nonsterile to sterile compounding, hazardous drugs, and the overall compounding process from sourcing through final check or disposal. After completing all of the modules, participants should be proficient in safe and compliant practices for compounding sterile preparations.

This activity is intended for pharmacy technicians pursuing the PTCB's Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT©) Certification and pharmacists who are interested in learning more about compounding sterile preparations. If you are a pharmacist who is preparing and managing compounded sterile preparations and/or pursuing board certification, visit Compounded Sterile Preparations Certificate.

Professional Certificate Requirement 

Successful completion of a 103 question comprehensive exam and specified practice exercises is required to earn the professional certificate. 

Once a learner has successfully completed the educational curriculum, they will have the opportunity to complete the online comprehensive exam. If the learner successfully completes the exam (minimum 80% passing rate; unlimited attempts permitted), they must then complete and submit videos and other supporting documentation of practice exercises demonstrating the learner’s knowledge and competency in garb and glove procedures, gloved fingertip testing, aseptic hand technique in horizontal and vertical airflow, laminar airflow workbench cleaning, and media fill. Content experts review these demonstrations, and if approved, the learner will be awarded the professional certificate.  A learner is allowed up to three attempts on practice exercises. 

Learners must have access to a cleanroom to complete these practice exercises.

Learning Module

ACPE #

Credit Hours

Introduction to Compounding Sterile Preparations

0204-0000-21-805-H07-P&T

0.75

Practical Pharmacy Calculations

0204-0000-21-806-H07-P&T

2

Overview of Compounding Facilities and Engineering Controls

0204-0000-21-807-H07-P&T

1

Cleanroom Personnel Basics

0204-0000-21-808-H07-P&T

1.75

Materials, Equipment, and Resources for Compounding Sterile Preparations

0204-0000-21-809-H07-P&T

2.25

Getting Started in Compounding Sterile Preparations

0204-0000-21-810-H07-P&T

1.75

Stability, Sterility, and Beyond-Use Dates

0204-0000-21-811-H07-P&T

2

Mastering Aseptic Technique

0204-0000-21-812-H07-P&T

1.5

Medication Cassettes and Other Special Preparations

0204-0000-21-813-H07-P&T

1.25

Non-sterile to Sterile Compounding

0204-0000-21-814-H07-P&T

2

Maintaining the Cleanroom Environment

0204-0000-21-815-H07-P&T

2

Handling Hazardous Drugs: Part 1

0204-0000-21-816-H07-P&T

1.75

Handling Hazardous Drugs: Part 2

0204-0000-21-817-H07-P&T

2

Compounding Process: Sourcing Through Final Check or Disposal

0204-0000-21-818-H07-P&T

2