ACPE Accredited IV Training

Lamar State College Orange's Community and Workforce Education Department offers a Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique certification course by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This nationally recognized continuing pharmacy education (CPE) certification course is designed to train Certified Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists on the topic of sterile product preparation that meets the USP Chapter & Texas State Board of Pharmacy practice standards.

Tuition and Fees

$550 – All payments are non-refundable after the registration deadline.

What's Included:

Two days of hands-on training and the use of laboratory equipment and supplies.

Required Textbook:

Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique: Concepts, Training, and Assessment for Pharmacy Technicians-Text with Student Resources DVD, Paradigm, by Lisa McCartney.

ISBN 978-0-76384-083-9 (text and DVD)

Course Outline

  • Students will be trained in a 64 hour ACPE approved course that presents concepts of sterile compounding. 
  • The course consists of classroom lectures, weekly reading assignments, hands-on training, and video presentations. 
  • 44 hours will be at home study and a minimum of 20 hours will be spent in didactic training/ skills testing. 
  • Students must demonstrate knowledge and skills of at least 75% on the final examination and 100% on the I.V. process validation.

After Successful Completion

Nationally recognized Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique Certificate and a statement of credit for 40 hours (4.0 CEUs) of ACPE accredited continuing education.

Upcoming Dates

Payment Due: 04/03/2023
Online Portion: 04/10/2023 - 05/04/2023
Hands-on Portion: 05/05/2023 and 05/06/2023

Payment Due: 05/29/2023
Online Portion: 06/05/2023 - 06/26/2023
Hands-on Portion: 06/30/2023 and 07/01/2023

Payment Due: 07/17/2023
Online Portion: 07/24/2023 - 08/17/2023
Hands-on Portion: 08/18/2023 and 08/19/2023

Payment Due: 08/28/2023
Online Portion: 09/04/2023 - 09/28/2023
Hands-on Portion: 09/29/2023 and 09/30/2023

Spring 2024 Dates: TBA

Location and Live (Hands-On) Instruction Time:

Live (Hands-On) Component Training will be held at Lamar State College Orange in the Allied Health Building Room 103B. Each class time will be held on Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. Students must attend both days.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact:

: (409) 882-3321
Fax: (409) 882-5096
Office: 320 Green Ave.
Mail: 410 Front St.
Orange, TX 77630

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