CriticalPoint strives on increasing patient safety through a variety of educational offerings focusing on UPS <795>, <797> and <800>. Partnering with industry experts, we provide the most current and engaging training on industry standards resulting in improved competency and patient safety.

Peer Network

CriticalPoint is excited to launch our new Peer Network. This Network will provide an online resource that will provide access to the very latest information, tools, and resources related to sterile compounding. The Peer Network will allow you to search our “Frequently Asked Questions” database as well as “Ask an Expert” forum where you can post questions and view responses to other questions your peers have posted. Additionally, by joining the Peer Network you will have access to other resources such as Sterile Compounding Pearls of Knowledge, Webinars, Instructional Videos, Featured Articles, White Papers and more that are available now in one central Best Practices Compounding clearinghouse. You can choose from a subscription level that best suits your needs and you can upgrade at any time. Trial the Peer Network Gold Subscription free for 30 days by signing up at

USP <797> & <800> Gap Analysis

The 2018 USP Chapter <797> & <800> Compliance Study is now open. To register for the Study, visit and use the Survey Code H797Rx. The study gives you the opportunity to perform a complete USP <797> and <800> gap analysis or you have the option to answer questions related to just <797> or <800>, all from one login.

Sterile Compounding eLearning

CriticalPoint offers a wide range of web-based training focusing on standards and best practice. Written by the industry experts, you can be guaranteed you are receiving the best training available. Each course is continuously reviewed and updated so you can be assured you are receiving the most current information.

Qualified Person Certification Program for 503A Personnel

New 2018 dates available for CriticalPoint’s QP503A™ Certification program. Successful completion of these program requirements will result in the acquisition of specific essential knowledge and skills that will facilitate an individuals’ ability to successfully plan, develop and operate a 503A pharmacy sterile compounding operation.

CriticalPoint’s engaging and interactive online training is available anytime and anywhere from any computer. In addition, each of our lessons offer ACPE - Approved continuing education credit hours for both pharmacists and technicians.

Hands-On Training for USP <797> and <800>

Do you Want to be Taught in a State-of-the-Art Cleanroom Facility by the Best in the Business?
CriticalPoint has expanded it training efforts to include several live training classes at our state-of-the-art facility, the CriticalPoint Center for Training and Research, located in Totowa, NJ. These classes are designed to incorporate didactic e-learning, lecture and labs to provide top-notch training on Best Practices as well as USP compounding requirements.

  • Our 2-½ day Sterile Compounding Boot Camp indoctrinates and immerses learners into current sterile compounding best practices through e-learning, classroom and realistic workplace simulations. Attendees will receive 29.5 CE credit hours (10 hours e-learning home study and 19.5 hours of live training)
  • Combining eLearning, Lecture and Labs, the Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs this 1-½ day class is taught by expert instructors and covers all aspects of handling hazardous drugs and Chapter <800>. Students will review current and proposed regulation concerning all aspects of handling hazardous drugs (HDs)s as well as practice donning and doffing PPE; negative pressure sterile compounding and HD spill cleanup. Attendees will receive 17 CE credit hours (5 hours eLearning home study and 12 hours of live training).
  • Our Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring immerses participants in the world of Environmental Monitoring (EM). This live training will review everything you need to know to perform EM at your facility. Through engaging lectures and real-life labs and work practice, you will learn how to develop a meaningful EM plan, perform viable air and surface sampling, read results, as well as analyze and interpret EM reports. Attendees will receive 18.75 hours of Continuing Education Hours
Model Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Detailed standard operating procedures are the foundation of a robust sterile compounding practice. When written properly, they should tell the reader exactly what to do as well as why, where, when and how to perform the activity.

We have partnered with Clinical IQ to capture their expertise through the development of a set of template policies, procedures and accompanying documentation forms (together referred to as the SOPs). They are effective in establishing robust operating procedures that ensure patient safety.

These detailed procedures and forms reflect not only guidance to foster achievement of compliance with Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> but with aseptic processing best practices as well. They are continually refined and updated to reflect regulatory changes (like Chapter <797> and Chapter <800> revisions). They are consistent with the CriticalPoint eLearning Training while providing more specific “how to” detail in regards to process as well as documentation. The SOPs can be harmonized to match the actual working conditions of your compounding facility and practice. Purchase of these SOPs includes lifetime access and updates.