Compounded Sterile Preparations Certificate for Pharmacists

Release Date: 12/01/2021
Expiration Date: 12/01/2024
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Contact Hour(s): 32
Activity Fee:  $445.00/$545.00 member/non-member

Product Description 

This self-guided, online learning activity serves as a preparatory course for pharmacists planning to sit for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP) certification examination. 

The online learning activities provide 32 hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists, incorporating recorded presentations, readings, video demonstrations, and exercises in curricular modules. The program covers compounding sterile preparation practice standards and regulations, pharmacy calculations, facilities and engineering controls, environmental monitoring, cleanroom personnel behaviors, sterile compounding components and procedures, basics of parenteral nutrition, stability and sterility, beyond-use date assignment, nonsterile to sterile compounding, hazardous drugs, managing the compounding process from sourcing until final check or disposal, patient care, and overall quality management. After completing all of the modules, participants should be proficient in both basic compounding techniques and advanced skills required to lead and manage safe and compliant cleanroom operations.

This activity is intended for pharmacists who are preparing and managing compounded sterile preparations, and for those pursuing board certification. If you are interested in learning more about compounding sterile preparations or you are a pharmacy technician who is pursuing a PTCB's Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT©) Certification, please see our certificate, Practical Training in Compounding Sterile Preparations

Professional Certificate Requirement 

Once a learner has successfully completed the educational curriculum, they will have the opportunity to complete the online 158 question comprehensive exam. If the learner successfully completes the exam (minimum 80% passing rate; unlimited attempts permitted), they earn a professional certificate.

Educational Activities

 

Learning Module

ACPE #

Credit Hours

Overview of Standards, Guidelines, Regulations, and Best Practices

0204-0000-21-819-H07-P

1.75

Pharmacy Calculations for Pharmacists

0204-0000-21-820-H07-P

2

Compounding Facilities and Engineering Controls

0204-0000-21-821-H07-P

1.75

Cleanroom Personnel Behaviors and Competencies

0204-0000-21-822-H07-P

1.75

Compounding Materials, Equipment, and Resources

0204-0000-21-823-H07-P

2.25

Getting Started in Compounding Sterile Preparations for Pharmacists

0204-0000-21-824-H07-P

1.75

Basics of Parenteral Nutrition

0204-0000-21-825-H07-P

2.5

Stability and Sterility: Assigning Beyond-Use Dates

0204-0000-21-826-H07-P

2.5

Aseptic Techniques for Compounding Sterile Preparations

0204-0000-21-827-H07-P

1.5

Compounding Medication Cassettes and Other Special Sterile Preparations

0204-0000-21-828-H07-P

1.25

Compounding Non-sterile to Sterile Preparations

0204-0000-21-829-H07-P

2

Managing and Maintaining the Cleanroom Environment

0204-0000-21-830-H07-P

2

Hazardous Drugs: Safety and Compliance

0204-0000-21-831-H07-P

1.75

Hazardous Drugs: Training and Work Practices

0204-0000-21-832-H07-P

2

Managing Compounded Sterile Preparations until Final Check or Disposal

0204-0000-21-833-H07-P

2

Patient Care

0204-0000-21-834-H07-P

2

Quality Management

0204-0000-21-835-H07-P

1.25