Understanding USP <825> (Home Study)

Activity Preview

Nuclear pharmacies and pharmacy directors responsible for medications used in hospital nuclear medicine departments will need to review and compare the practices and procedures in place in their facility against what is included in the new USP chapter. Items like facility design, competency of staff, and infection control practices are critical areas that might need attention and review.  

This archived webinar is targeted for nuclear pharmacists, pharmacy directors, and nuclear medicine personnel responsible for the safe provision of radiopharmaceuticals. During this archived webinar, the speaker will discuss strategies for these medical professionals to improve their ability to make necessary and informed decisions regarding the provision of radiopharmaceuticals to ensure personal safety, environmental safety, and patient safety related to radiation risks and radiopharmaceutical quality. 


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the scope of USP <825>, including who it applies to within the categories of preparation, preparation with minor deviations, compounding, dispensing, and repackaging.  

  1. Describe the <825> standards for spaces dedicated to preparation and compounding sterile and non-sterile radiopharmaceuticals.  

  1. Identify USP <825> requirements for personnel qualification, including training and evaluation by a designated person in each category.   

  1. Apply USP <825> standards for immediate use when selecting equipment and components used in providing radiopharmaceuticals.  

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning level: 1

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-290-H07-P.

To obtain credit for Understanding USP <825> (Home Study)participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.   

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: November 20, 2019
Expiration date: November 20, 2022 


Understanding USP <825> (Home Study) is an online continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association in conjunction with the American Society of Addiction Medicine.


Vivian Loveless, PharmD, BCNP, FAPhA, and APhA’s Government Affairs and 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 complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.


This activity is available to members only. There is no fee associated with this activity. 

System Requirements

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