This new 6.5-hour online interactive recertification course is intended for Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists (BCSCP) seeking to earn recertification credit for their BPS certification. Developed in partnership with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), this course describes the scope of USP <797>, outlines the responsibilities of compounders, defines the criteria for component selection, and describes the facility requirements for sterile compounding.
At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:
- Define the purpose, scope and enforceability of USP<797>.
- Apply USP<797> requirements for facilities, personnel that prepare CSPs including training, competency and aseptic techniques to compounding scenarios.
- Discuss quality assurance, quality control and sterilization methods related to sterile compounding in accordance with USP<797>.
- Describe handling, manipulation, and use of radiopharmaceuticals as CSPs; and conditions and criteria under which allergen extracts as CSPs are not subject to the personnel, environmental, and storage requirements for all CSP microbial contamination risk levels in USP <797>
Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2
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 6.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.65 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-249-H07-P.
To obtain credit for completing USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations for Compounding Professionals, complete the activity, 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.
To obtain recertification credit for completing USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations for Compounding Professionals, complete the activity which includes receiving 70% or better on assessment, answer evaluation questions, and then CLAIM the Board Certification credit. After recertification credit has been claimed, a participant can access transcript by signing into your MyBPS account
Per Board of Pharmacy Specialties policy you will only have one opportunity to successfully complete this ACPE / BCSCP recertification assessment. You will only have one opportunity to complete this activity once during this release year.ACPE Initial release date: October 6, 2020
ACPE Expiration date: October 6, 2023 No ACPE credit can be claimed after this date
BCSCP release date: October 8, 2020
BCSCP Expiration date: October 8, 2021 No recertification credit can be claimed after this date
USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations for Compounding Professionals is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association and the U.S. Pharmacopeia. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association and U.S. Pharmacopeia
APhA and USP faculty 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 www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.
There is a $260 fee associated with this activity for both APhA members and non-members
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.
|Activity Number||Credit Amount||Accreditation Period|
|ACPE# 0202-0000-20-249-H07-P||0.65 CEUs||October 06, 2020 - October 06, 2023|
|BCSCP2020_20249H07||6.5 Hours||October 08, 2020 - October 08, 2021|