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Sterile Compounding CE Courses

The Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center (KPIC) at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia campus provides sterile product training programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that are designed to meet current and emerging educational needs. KPIC programs are based on current regulatory guidelines specified by USP <797> and USP <800> standards. We strive to provide affordable access to high-quality continuing education programs, related to sterile compounding. Participants, who satisfactorily complete a program, receive a certificate of completion, as well as ACPE CE credits. Certificate of completion courses includes a home study component that is completed by the participant prior to attending a workshop. Live one or two-day workshops provide the practical application of the current USP standards. The workshops emphasize “hands-on” practice at an individual level in a state-of-the-art sterile compounding training facility, as well as, completion of core competencies based on current USP standards.


  • Sterile Compounding Management and Practical Compliance with USP <797>: Developed in Partnership with Critical Point (10 hours home study, 16 hours live CE credit), Are you in need of a program that dives into the inner details of USP <797>? Then look no further. This program is targeted for individuals with an existing pre-requisite foundation in aseptic technique who are seeking more advanced training and competency in the full application of USP <797> and other referenced USP chapters. This training was developed for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, or inspectors who are serving in a management or regulatory role for sterile compounding personnel and operation. Topics to be covered include engineering controls and airflow science, personnel competency assessment, media fill testing, cleaning, environmental sampling, staff training, and documentation. Lab-based demonstrations and simulation exercises are integrated with lectures in order to enhance participant learning and application.

    Course Date: June 9-10, 2017


  • Aseptic Technique Training Course: (7.5 hours home study, 16 hours live CE credit) This is a comprehensive introductory sterile compounding training course, which includes a review of USP Chapter <797>.  Participants, who satisfactorily complete a program, receive a certificate of completion, as well as ACPE CE credits. This course was developed to train pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in aseptic technique and the basics of sterile compounding based on USP <797> standards. The course includes a home study component that will be completed by the participant prior to attending the workshop. The live two-day workshop will review the Chapter 797 standard requirements, and teach the practical application of the standards, to include the basics of low and medium risk sterile compounding by emphasizing the “hands-on” practice at an individual level. The participant will also complete the core competencies required by current USP <797> standards in a state-of-the-art facility. 

    Course Date: May 19-20, 2017

  • Handling Hazardous Drugs in the Pharmacy Setting: Course currently under revision