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Introductory Sterile Compounding eLearning

Helps pharmacists and technicians meet their license renewal requirements and become familiar with sterile compounding practices.

$229 / year

CE Hours:

12 Hours of ACPE-accredited CE

Access to this program is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase

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Program Overview

CriticalPoint’s Introductory Sterile Compounding eLearning offers affordable, high-quality education, giving new compounders a solid foundation with 12 hours of ACPE-accredited compounding CE. 

Course Curriculum

  • History of Sterile Compounding (1 hour of CE)  
  • USP 797 Primary Engineering Controls (2 hours of CE)  
  • USP 797 Secondary Engineering Controls (2 hours of CE)  
  • Hand Hygiene and Garbing for Sterile Compounding (2 hours of CE)  
  • Personnel Competency Testing in Aseptic Manipulation (1 hour of CE)  
  • Quality Management of Sterile Compounding (1 hour of CE) 
  • Best Practices for USP 797 (1 hour of CE)  
  • Use of Supplies and Components (1 hour of CE)  
  • Aseptic Technique and Conduct for Sterile Compounding (1 hour of CE)   

eLearning Highlights

  • Build sterile compounding knowledge and meet USP and regulatory requirements with 12 hours of CE written by compounding experts
  • Schedule role-based learning pathways based on experience and needs
  • 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, streamlining compliance checks and audit preparations. 

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.