USP 797 Cleanroom Cleaning, Disinfection, and Maintenance Procedures

Activity Preview

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP) pharmacy certification examination in the fall of 2019 will be based on the current version of USP Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations (2008). This 1-hour, practice-centric, comprehensive USP Institution Solution training will prepare Healthcare Personnel responsible for the cleaning, disinfection, and maintenance of compounding cleanrooms to sit for the examination. Developed in partnership with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), this training defines the roles and responsibilities of personnel responsible for the implementation of and compliance with USP Chapter <797>.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the critical role of cleanrooms for preparing sterile medications
  2. Recognize why sterile compounding areas must be properly cleaned and disinfected
  3. Identify procedures for cleaning and disinfecting sterile compounding areas and the importance of proper procedures to patient safety
  4. Identify the risks of improperly cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining environments where sterile compounded medications are prepared
  5. Identify procedures for maintaining sterile compounding areas
  6. Recall the responsibilities of personnel who clean and maintain sterile compounding areas

Activity type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-230-H07-P

To obtain credit for completing USP <797> Cleanroom Cleaning, Disinfection, and Maintenance Procedures, complete the activity, evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript 

Initial release date: August 1, 2019

Expiration date to claim credit for LIVE webinar: August 1, 2022 


USP <797> Cleanroom Cleaning, Disinfection, and Maintenance Procedures is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association and the U.S. Pharmacopeia.


APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


The fee for this activity is $40.  

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.