ACPE Accredited Pharmacy IV Training

Lamar State College Orange 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.

Course Overview
Accreditation and Training
Course Requirements

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 40 hours ACPE approved course that presents concepts of sterile compounding. 
  • The course consists of classroom lectures, weekly reading assignments, hands-on training, and video presentations. 
  • Twenty (20) 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

Fall 2020

Online class: November 23 – December 19; Hands-on portion: December 18 and 19 

Payment due November 13 

Spring 2021

Online class: January 25 – February 20; Hands-on portion: February 19 and 20

Payment due January 15 

Online class: March 1 – April 3; Hands-on portion: April 2 and 3 

Payment due February 19

Online class: April 12 – May 8; Hands-on portion: May 7 and 8 

Payment due April 2

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 Information 

Community and Workforce Education at
320 Green Ave. (office)
410 Front St. (mail)
Phone: (409) 882-3321
Fax: (409) 882-5096
Director - Thera Celestine
Coordinator - Denisha Keszeg