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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 may include 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.


  • 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: Dates to be announced                       



  • Practical Compliance with USP Chapters <797> and <800> is an updated course geared towards individuals who are responsible for ensuring compliance with the USP Compounding Standards.  The training is based on USP 797 (2019) version and current best practices.  Where applicable, the training program provides a comparison of the differences between the currently enforceable version of USP 797 (2008) and the (2019) version whose publication was postponed due to appeals. The course focuses on the practical application of the standards from the revised USP <797> and the new USP <800>. The target audience includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others who are practicing in a sterile compounding environment and/or who are designated as responsible for the performance of a sterile compounding facility. Participants who satisfactorily complete the program will receive a certificate of completion as well as 16 hours of live ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education credit.

     Course Date:  Dates to be announced