Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique (SCAT) – ACPE Provider Accredited IV Training Certificate Course
How to Sign-Up:
1. Purchase Book
2. Complete Form
- Instructor Approval Form
3. Book will be mailed within 10 business days of form & payment being received.
4. Complete home-study course, exam, and hands-on validations
5. Submit completed materials to TSHP (use a trackable method so you are aware of when it reaches our offices)
6. TSHP will issue CPE credit within 30 days of completed program materials receipt. Contact our offices directly (512-906-0546) if you need faster service.
Instructor Approval Form
Instructor Information Letter
Additional Materials Needed:
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A $50 non-refundable administrative fee will be retained, regardless of book receipt. Any shipping fees are the responsibility of the purchaser.
DISCLAIMER: TSHP makes no warranties of any kind and shall not be held liable for any special, consequential or other damages that result in whole or part from the participant’s use of or reliance on this material. By following the guidelines and instructions contained in the material, the reader willingly assumes all risks incurred in connection with such instructions.
SCAT Self-Study Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I get my money back if I don’t pass the written exam(s)?
A: No. All payments are final; however, you will be given an opportunity to retake the exam(s) up to two times, if necessary, in order to pass the course. The second exam attempt is optional (required for program completion) and requires a processing fee of $20 to be paid in advance. Contact your instructor for exam retake information.
Q: What if I don’t have the aseptic technique skills necessary to pass the process validation(s)?
A: Your only recourse is to practice the procedure until you have mastered the skills necessary to pass each of the process validation procedures with 100% accuracy and complete adherence to all aspects of aseptic technique as defined by USP<797>.
Q: If I am never able to master the aseptic technique necessary to pass the process validation(s), can I get my money back?
A: No. All payments are final.
Q: Do I need to do continuing education in order to maintain this certificate?
A: No. At this time there is not a continuing education requirement in order to maintain this certificate. However, each state board of pharmacy may have requirements related to IV certification. In addition, regulations regarding sterile compounding and aseptic technique are rapidly evolving. Refer to your state board of pharmacy as well as your facility policy and procedure manual to determine any special requirements for CE specific to sterile compounding personnel.
Q: Is this statement of credit transferable from institution to institution, or from state to state?
A. Yes. This is a nationally transferrable ACPE accredited program in Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique, and meets all current requirements for pharmacist and pharmacy technician SCAT training.
Q: Is this the same as “ACPE IV Certification”?
A: Yes. However, for purposes of clarity, it should be noted that the proper terminology is that you have completed a CE activity from an ACPE accredited provider. This IV certification course meets all current standards for IV certification. For purposes of clarity, it should be noted that ACPE does not (and never has) certify programs, courses, CE activities, or providers. ACPE accredits providers of continuing pharmacy education. Both TSHP and the ACC Pharmacy technician program are ACPE accredited providers of continuing pharmacy education. Note: this course carries the same meaning as outdated terminology such as: “IV certification”, “ACPE Certification”, and “ACPE IV Certification”.
Q: I am a pharmacist, but the book says it is for “pharmacy technicians” can I still use this book and training program in order to earn the CE that is required for pharmacists?
A: Yes. The textbook and training program are appropriate for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, and pharmacy students. Upon completion of the course, pharmacists will earn 40 hours (4.0 CEUs) of ACPE accredited continuing education with the “P” UAN designator indicating that it is pharmacist-specific CE. This course meets all current national and state requirements for ACPE accredited training and IV certification for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Q: How long do I have to complete the course?
A: That is up to you and your instructor/proctor. The course is designed to be completed in approximately 16 weeks. However, personnel who have extensive experience in sterile compounding and aseptic technique sometimes complete the course in 4 weeks or less.
Q: I am very experienced in sterile compounding and aseptic technique, so I really have to do all of reading and homework assignments that are listed under the requirements for the didactic portion of the course?
A: Yes. In order to complete the course and earn ACPE accredited CE, you are required to complete at least 20 hours of didactic coursework. This may be comprised of reading, completing homework assignments, watching the DVD demonstrations, studying, and taking the two written exams.
Q: I have been working in the IV room for many years, do I really have to complete the 20 hours of hands-on training?
A: Yes. In order to complete the course and earn ACPE accredited CE, you are required to complete at least 20 hours of hands-on training. This may be comprised of informal practice and training in various aspects of SCAT, completing the procedural labs at the end of chapters 6 – 14, practicing for the process validation procedures, and the nine process validations that are required as part of the course.
Q: What do I do if I lose my statement of credit?
A: If you were issued credit after 2013, you should be able to locate and print a copy of your official statement of credit from your My CPE Monitor profile. If you were issued your credit prior to 2013 and TSHP provided your original credit, a new copy may be purchased here.
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