Sterile Compounding: Practical Knowledge and Application - A Virtual Reality Certificate Program for Pharmacy Professionals

Description and Audience

The Sterile Compounding Certificate Program is an online course for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians interested in developing and demonstrating expertise in sterile compounding. The program utilizes self-study modules to gain expert understanding of compounding standards and regulations, and a practical component in a virtual cleanroom environment where users will learn and practice sterile compounding skills and technique.

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Sterile Compounding Certificate Program Goals

The program goals/learning objectives are the following:

  • Discuss the general duties and responsibilities of compounding and quality personnel with an emphasis on quality and safety.
  • Discuss the regulatory requirements and standards related to compounding nonsterile and sterile preparations.
  • Identify the requirements for standard operating procedures (SOP) and the importance of maintaining SOPs for sterile compounding.
  • Describe processes and procedures related to handling active pharmaceutical ingredients and maintaining supply inventory.
  • Describe the genesis of USP <800> and discuss strategies and attributes for a USP <800> compliant compounding space.
  • Demonstrate proper sterile compounding technique in a virtual cleanroom through the successful creation of assorted compounded sterile preparations.

Sterile Compounding Certificate Program Structure

The certificate training program consists of on-demand, self-study modules and virtual cleanroom components to learn and practice sterile compounding skills. The program should be completed within four months of registration. Learn more about the virtual cleanroom environment by viewing the Cleanroom Introduction Video

  • Self-study modules available online (~ 70% of program)
  • Virtual cleanroom environment (~ 30% of program)

A Sterile Compounding Program Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants successfully completing the program.


The program cost is $595 per participant. Click on "Pay with a Credit Card" or "Pay with a Check" above to purchase and enroll in the program.

For group registrations, we provide the following discounts. Note: Group discounts are available only at the time of payment and with the payment from one source in a single transaction.
6-10 healthcare professionals - 5% discount
11-15 healthcare professionals - 10% discount
>15 healthcare professionals - 15% discount

Trainees (e.g., residents, fellows, and students) can receive a discount of $100 off the listed price. Your status as a trainee must be verified.

To receive a discount or for questions about them, please contact ProCE at [email protected].

For complete details on the program, please see our downloadable Announcement.

CE Accreditation

Initial Release Date: June 22, 2020
Expiration Date: June 22, 2023
Practice Activity Number: 0221-9999-20-298-H07-P/T

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and Penguin Innovations, Inc. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Practice Activity Number 0221-9999-20-298-H07-P/T has been assigned to this practice-based CE activity (initial release date 6-22-20). This CE activity is approved for 23.25 contact hours (2.225 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Statements of completion will be issued online as individual modules are completed with a post-test score of 70% or higher and completion of an online evaluation. UANs for the individual activity modules are listed in the Activity Announcement.

This educational activity has been approved by PTCB as a training program for technicians pursuing the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) recognition.



There was no commercial funding received for the development of this Certificate Program.


The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.