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CriticalPoint strives on increasing patient safety through a variety of educational offerings focusing on UPS <795>, <797>, and<800>. Partnering with industry experts, we provide the most current and engaging training on industry standards resulting in improved competency and patient safety.


Sterile Compounding eLearning
Our Course in Sterile Compounding consists of 29 lessons (worth 34 hours of ACPE-approved CE for Pharmacist 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>. Visit our website to view a complete listing of lessons and learning objectives.

Nonsterile Compounding eLearning
CriticalPoint has expanded our eLearning offerings to include Nonsterile Compounding. The course, Best Practices and Compliance for USP<795>for Nonsterile Compounding, is written by expert instructors and includes 11 lessons and post tests that cover all aspects of USP <795>(proposed revisions). The course is worth 11 hours of ACPE-Approved CE. Visit our website to learn more about the course.

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.

Hands-On Live Training

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

Qualified Person Certification Program for 503A Personnel

New 2020 dates available for CriticalPoint’s QP503A™ Certification program. 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.

Peer Network

CriticalPoint Peer Network is an online resource that will provide access to the very latest information, tools, and resources related to sterile compounding. The Peer Network will allow you to search our “Frequently Asked Questions” database as well as “Ask an Expert” forum where you can post questions and view responses to other questions your peers have posted. Additionally, by joining the Peer Network you will have access to other resources such as Sterile Compounding Pearls of Knowledge, Webinars, Instructional Videos, Featured Articles, White Papers and more that are available now in one central Best Practices Compounding clearinghouse. You can choose from a subscription level that best suits your needs and you can upgrade at any time. Trial the Peer Network Gold Subscription free for 30 days by signing up at

Model Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

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 of a set of template policies, procedures and accompanying documentation forms (together referred to as the SOPs). 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 to reflect regulatory changes (like Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> revisions). They are consistent with the CriticalPoint eLearning Training while providing more specific “how to” detail in regards to process as well as documentation. The SOPs can be harmonized to match the actual working conditions of your compounding facility and practice.

USP <797> & <800> Compliance Study

The 2020 CriticalPoint USP Chapter 797 & 800 Gap Tool is updated and now reflects the 2019 version of USP 797 and 800 that were scheduled to become official December 1, 2019 but as of 9/23/19 have been officially postponed until the USP Appointed Panel decides on whether to deny or remand the existing appeals. Though USP Chapter 800 will remain official as of December 1, 2019, it is not compendially applicable since the 2019 versions of USP 795 and 797 have been postponed and USP 795 (2014) and USP 797 (2008) do not mention USP 800.

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