Qualified Person Certification Program for 503A and 503B Personnel

March 2, 2017

CriticalPoint is excited to announce the launch of our new Qualified Person Certification Programs for 503A and 503B Personnel. We have established two formal and standardized systems for evaluating, educating and credentialing Qualified Persons (QP) for both 503A and 503B entities.

Our QP503A™ Certification Program creates a national credentialing program leveraging CriticalPoint’s existing Pharmacy Math and Sterile Compounding eLearning Curriculums, specific live training and practicum exercises (Sterile Compounding Boot Camp and Aseptic Technique Live Training), required Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Technique Competencies with accompanying personnel sampling and media fill testing; as well as passing a final exam administered through the CriticalPoint LMS. This program results in the acquisition of demonstrated knowledge and skills that will facilitate an individual’s ability to successfully plan, develop and operate a 503A pharmacy sterile compounding operation.

The QP503B™ Certification Program creates a national credentialing program created using a combination of our existing Sterile Compounding eLearning Curriculum to ensure level-setting for pharmacists, technicians, quality and other personnel as well as a 4.5-day live training course titled Strategies and Considerations Essential to the Operation of a 503B Outsourcing Facility. Following the live training, participants must successful demonstrate sterile garbing and pass personnel sampling as well as pass a final exam administered through the CriticalPoint LMS.

Information on both of these Certification Programs can be found at

About CriticalPoint

CriticalPoint strives to increase patient safety through a variety of educational offerings that focus on
USP compounding chapters and best practices. Partnering with subject matter experts, we provide the
most current and engaging training on industry standards resulting in improved competency and patient
safety. Our offerings include eLearning, Live Training, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and online
gap analysis tools.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sarah Andresen at 973.256.6500 ext.
203 or email at