Certification session

Field Certification eLearning

CriticalPoint's field certification eLearning designed to provide the sterile compounding primary and secondary engineering controls for major testing and certifications.

$245 / year

Course Overview:

9 courses

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Program Overview

CriticalPoint’s entry-level Field Certification eLearning is dedicated to the core testing and certifications associated with primary and secondary engineering controls in sterile compounding. Comprising of 9 courses, this online program aligns with the latest USP standards. 

Course Curriculum

  • Overview of Certification Testing  
  • PEC and SEC High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA)–Filter Integrity Testing  
  • PEC Airflow Velocity Testing 
  • Airflow Smoke-Pattern Test for Primary Engineering Controls (PECs) in Sterile Compounding Facilities 
  •  Total Particle Count Testing for ISO-Classified Environments 
  • Airflow and Room-Segregation Testing for Sterile Nonhazardous Cleanroom Suites and C-SECs  
  • Specific Testing for Restricted Access Barrier Systems (RABS)  
  • Facility Site Installation Tests for Laminar Airflow Systems (LAFS) and Containment Testing for Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) 
  • Certification Report Best Practices  

eLearning Highlights

  • Expand your knowledge on certification testing, primary and secondary engineering controls, and certification best practices
  • Participants can use the courses to meet field certification training requirements
  • 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

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.
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.
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.
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.
You have access for 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be completed before access expires.
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.