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This product is an ASHP eLearning activity.
This self-guided, online certificate is a PTCB-recognized sterile compounding education/training program for those who are pursuing the PTCB Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ (CSPT™) certification.
The certificate provides ACPE continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, incorporating recorded presentations, readings, video demonstrations, and exercises in curricular modules. The program covers sterile preparation practice standards and regulations, pharmacy calculations, facilities and equipment, cleanroom personnel behaviors and expectations, sterile compounding components and procedures, stability and sterility, nonsterile to sterile compounding, hazardous drugs, and all aspects of handling from material receipt to final check or disposal. After completing all of the modules, participants should be proficient in the fundamental concepts required to ensure safe and compliant sterile preparation.
Professional Certificate Requirement
Successful completion of an online comprehensive exam and specified practice exercises is required to earn the professional certificate.
Once a learner has successfully completed the educational curriculum, they will have the opportunity to complete the online comprehensive exam. If the learner successfully completes the exam (minimum 80% passing rate; unlimited attempts permitted), they must then complete and submit videos and other supporting documentation of practice exercises demonstrating the learner’s knowledge and competency in garb and glove procedures, gloved fingertip testing, aseptic hand technique in horizontal and vertical airflow, laminar airflow workbench cleaning, and media fill. Content experts review these demonstrations, and if approved, the learner will be awarded the professional certificate. A learner is allowed up to three attempts on practice exercises.
Learners must have access to a cleanroom to complete these practice exercises.