USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding— Sterile Preparations Course at USP Headquarters

The schedule for this course is 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will receive 6.5 CE hours

This course is cancelled per our weather policy.  The Federal Government has announced that it is closed for Monday, March 3.  Your registration fee will be refunded.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

1.  Check your flight status before you head out to the airport.

2.  Should you experience any delays or cancellations, the airline can help make changes.

3.  Should Mother Nature interfere while you are at the hotel, please watch local news stations which will alert you to the latest closings and delays along with weather updates.

 USP follows the Federal Government ( policies regarding inclement weather.

 If the Federal Government is:

 A.) Exercising Liberal Leave: USP will open on time and the course will begin on time.

 B.) Exercising Delayed Opening:  USP will open on a delayed opening to mirror the federal government and the course will have the same delayed start. This means that if the federal government will open two hours late, the course will begin at 11:00 a.m. (instead of the original 9:00 a.m.) and the time will be added to the end of the course (so it would end at 7:00 p.m. on Monday or 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday).

 C.) Exercising Closure:  USP will be closed. USP will try to reschedule the course for a later date or will refund you your registration fee.



March 3, 2014

Course Descriptions

USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding— Sterile Preparations

This one-day course discusses key sterile compounding standards found in USP–NF General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations. These standards, which were revised and became official in 2008, need to be understood by compliance officers/inspectors and followed by practitioners to ensure safe compounding of sterile preparations. This course also provides the history and revisions of the compounding chapter to provide context to the standards.

This course will be approved for 6.5 hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education credit by an ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) accredited provider, for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

  • Distinguish among low-, medium-, and high- risk CSPs
  • List the Beyond-use Dates (BUD) for low-, medium-, and high- risk CSP
  • Describe the situations where immediate-use CSPs are appropriate and the BUD
  • Define the elements of a cleanroom, including primary and secondary engineering controls
  • List the precautions needed for compounding hazardous drugs
  • List the requirements for semiannual certification of sterile preparation areas
  • List the personnel monitoring facilities and equipment requirements
  • Differentiate viable and non-viable monitoring
  • Identify the steps to take if microbial isolates are identified
Who Should Participate: 

Practitioners including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, physicians, veterinarians and persons involved in compounding sterile preparations

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Global Education & Training

Dates Offered

Rockville, MD, United States

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Regular Price Information: 


Group Discount Information: 

$345 per person for 3+ individuals from the same organization (please contact for the discount code)

Other Registration Information: 

$490 if register for both <797> and <795> courses (please contact for the discount code)



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