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IV Certification








NPTA’s Sterile Product (IV) Certification Course has been designed to train pharmacy technicians and pharmacists on the topic of sterile product preparation and aseptic technique, including USP <797>. The course is ACPE accredited.

Most health-system pharmacy settings require IV certification and/or prior experience for employment consideration. This course is designed to meet all applicable State Board of Pharmacy training requirements for IV Certified Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists!

Target Audience
 - Pharmacists
 - Certified Pharmacy Technicians
 - Pharmacy Technicians
 - Pharmacy Technician Students
Course Details
The course requirements include:
- 9 Home Study Modules
- 2 Days Hands-On Training
- 8 Process Technique Validations

>>Complete Learning Objectives

How the Course Works
Participants must complete nine separate modules of home-based learning, comprised of a reading assignment and comprehensive exam. A score of 70% or higher is required for each exam.  After completing the home-based study modules, participants attend and complete NPTA’s two-day Sterile Product Training Institute, located at the NPTA Training Institute in Houston, Texas.
Textbook: The textbook used is the "Sterile Products and Aseptic Techniques for the Pharmacy Technician" 2nd edition by Mike Johnston and you may purchase it through websites such as,, and others. (Textbook is not included.)

Home Study Modules
- Introduction to Sterile Products
- Facilities, Garb & Equipment
- Aseptic Calculations
- Properties of Sterile Products
- Aseptic Technique
- Sterile Product Preparations
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Chemotherapy
- Quality Control and Assurance

Training & Technique Validations
- Aseptic Hand Washing
- Horizontal Laminar Airflow Hood Care
- Vertical Laminar Airflow Hood Care
- Vial Manipulations
- Ampule Manipulations
- Hazardous Vial Manipulations
- Hazardous Ampule Manipulations
Tuition Fee
$748 Members | $798 Non-Members
Please note: This course is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Rescheduling is subject to a $250 change fee and is based on availability.

What's Included
Tuition includes: Two day hands-on training institute, lunch/snacks on both training days, use of laboratory equipment and supplies, statement of CE credit and an Official Certificate of Validated Training, upon successful completion.
Upcoming Scheduled Training Dates
Click on "Calendar" from the menu for more training dates.

CPE Credits
40.0 Contact Hours/4.0 CEU
Program Type: Practice and Knowledge Based 

Pharmacy Technicians: 0384-0000-18-001-H07-T/0384-0000-18-001-L07-T
Pharmacists: 0384-0000-18-001-H07-P/0384-0000-18-001-L07-P

Re-Release Date: 02-01-2018  Expiration Date: 02-01-2021


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