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503B eLearning

Offering 7 ACPE-accredited pharmacy law CE hours, CriticalPoint's 503B eLearning is designed for pharmacists to gain a thorough understanding of the evolution and rationale behind 503B practices.

$149 / year

CE Hours:

7 Hours of ACPE-accredited CE

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Program Overview

CriticalPoint’s 503B eLearning provides pharmacists with a holistic understanding of the historical development and rationale behind 503B practices. The online curriculum also offers concise overviews of FDA draft and final guidance, equipping learners with the knowledge needed to navigate 503B practice. Successful course completion ensures that pharmacists are well-prepared to meet the Compounding Quality Act’s (also known as the Drug Quality and Safety Act or DQSA) requirements, ensuring drug compounding in compliance with cGMPs under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. 

Course Curriculum

  • History Leading up to 503B (1 hour law CE) 
  • Review of FDA 503B Draft and Final Guidance (2 hours law CE) 
  • What are cGMPs? (21 CFR Part 211) (2 hour law CE) 
  • Insanitary Conditions (1 hour law CE) 
  • Understanding FDA Forms and Other Relevant Documents (1 hour law CE) 

eLearning Highlights

  • Build your 503B practice understanding and comply with the Compounding Quality Act (known as the Drug Quality and Safety Act or DQSA)
  • Pharmacists can use the courses to meet license renewal requirements, and earn pharmacy law CE credit
  • Access CE Organizer to track your progress toward meeting license requirements, with the ability to add completions from other providers

Key Benefits

Engaging & Adaptive: A self-directed, interactive approach ensures ease of learning. Complete at your own pace that fits with your schedule with access from any device, any time.  

Effortless Record-Keeping: We alleviate the administrative strain with comprehensive, user-friendly reports and the ability to print your certificate of completion immediately. 

Trusted by Thousands: Over 2,500 sites, 60,000 pharmacy experts, and state board inspectors have logged more than 500,000 hours of continued education with CriticalPoint. 

CriticalPoint FAQ

Currently, CriticalPoint is designed specifically for pharmacists, technicians, and anyone with roles in compounding responsibility or oversight.  We also offer training specifically tailored for state and regulatory inspectors with compounding area responsibility.
Yes, pharmacists and technicians can earn ACPE CE credit for each course they complete in each program (excluding our Field Certification program). Programs vary in length depending on the topic. See program details for more information.
Our CriticalPoint programs include both eLearning and Virtual Training programs.  Our eLearning programs are a self-study format, while our virtual training programs include a combination of self-study, on-demand webinars, and live webinars that allow the learner to interact with our industry expert facilitators.
You have access for 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be completed before access expires.
Program pricing varies depending on delivery type (eLearning vs Virtual Training) and program size. Bulk pricing with discounts is available for enterprise clients, including an “All Access” option.
Each program is reviewed annually for critical guideline updates, and we release new program versions every 2-3 years. Pharmacists and technicians who purchase directly through our website will get the latest version at the time of purchase. Pharmacy leaders who purchase an enterprise subscription will be notified before we move any staff to the latest version.
Once a virtual training program is completed, you will receive a printable Statement of Completion for the program. You can list your completed training on LinkedIn, Doximity, or other professional networking profiles.  All courses completed as part of any program (including our eLearning programs) are also archived in the learner’s CE and Training Organizer for future reference and are reported to CPE Monitor.
Best practices recommended in the current version of all CriticalPoint programs meet and exceed the most current USP standards covered in USP <795>, <797>, and <800>, including all standards enacted in November 2023.
CriticalPoint gives pharmacists and technicians an edge with efficient, relevant, affordable training delivered by expert faculty that help deepen knowledge and practical skills in compounding. CriticalPoint also helps pharmacy leaders and administrators ensure and document staff competency with assignments, completion reports, benchmark reports, and more.