BCSCP Recertification: Cleanroom Cleaning, Disinfection, and Maintenance Procedures

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This 1-hour, practice-centric, comprehensive USP Institution Solution recertification course will cover  the cleaning, disinfection, and maintenance of compounding cleanrooms and 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 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 application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define cleaning, sanitization and disinfection; compare and evaluate the agents used along with frequency and techniques.
  • Evaluate staff compliance with USP Chapter <797> requirements for personnel garbing, hand hygiene, gowning and gloving.
  • Plan and execute appropriate corrective actions when deficiencies relating to cleaning, disinfection, and maintenance are found, including basic knowledge of environmental monitoring measurements.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: BCSCP Pharmacists seeking recertification
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 0202-0000-20-337-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 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> Cleanroom Cleaning, Disinfection, and Maintenance Procedures 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> Cleanroom Cleaning, Disinfection, and Maintenance Procedures 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


The fee for this activity is $40 for both APhA members and non-members.

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.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-337-H07-P 0.1 CEUs October 06, 2020 - October 06, 2023
BCSCP2020_20337H07 1 Hour October 08, 2020 - October 08, 2021