Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding: A Review of Rules and Procedures

Date: 5/26/2021 - 5/26/2024

On-Line Registration

NPTA Elite: Free Register

NPTA CE+: Included With Membership Register

NPTA Insider: $12.50 Register

Contact Hours: 3.0

ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-21-104-H07-T


The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians

This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding.

  • Describe why sterile and non-sterile compounding is necessary.

  • Recognize the patient harm associated with contaminated compounding products.

  • Identify the federal and state agencies responsible for regulating pharmacy compounding.

  • Name the organizations that set guidelines for compounding.

  • Describe the training and competencies required to practice compounding.

  • Define critical site, BUD, ISO and other compounding terms.

  • Describe the compounding area specifications expected for non-sterile compounding.

  • List the specific facility requirements for approved sterile compounding clean areas.

  • Identify the use of primary and secondary engineering controls.

  • Define HEPA filtration and review its role in sterile compounding.

  • Describe the risk levels associated with compounding sterile products.

  • Recognize requirements for packing, labeling, and storing of compounded products.

  • Name the pharmacy documentation requirements for sterile and non-sterile products.

  • State specific reasons for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in compounding.

  • List the areas of compounding required to have Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Outline the guidelines for maintaining United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements for compounding sterile and non-sterile preparations.

Release Date: 05/26/2021

Expiration Date: 05/26/2024