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Chemo Certification

NPTA’s Chemo Certification Course has been designed to train pharmacy professionals on the proper handling of hazardous drugs. Most health-system pharmacy settings require Chemo/Hazardous Drug Certification and/or prior experience for employment consideration. This course is designed to meet all applicable State Board of Pharmacy training requirements for Chemo Certification.
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Target Audience
- Certified Pharmacy Technicians
- Pharmacy Technician Students
- Pharmacists

Course Details
The course requirements include:
- 9 Home Study Modules
- 1 Days Hands-On Training
- 5 Process Technique Validations

Participants must meet just ONE or more of the following requirements:
  • Successful completion or current enrollment in NPTA's IV Certification Course
  • Successful completion of  an ACPE-accredited course on sterile products/aseptic technique
    40 contact hours or more, including both didactic and hands-on training (documentation required)
  • 600 hours (or more) of practical experience in aseptic technique/preparing sterile products over the past twelve months. (documentation and a signed letter of attestation from the pharmacy director required)
>>Complete Learning Objectives

How the Course Works
Participants must complete ten separate modules of home-based learning, comprised of a reading assignment and comprehensive exams. A score of 70% or higher is required for each exam.  After completing the home-based study modules, participants attend and complete NPTA’s one-day Hazardous Drugs Training Institute, located at the NPTA Training Institute in Houston, Texas.
Textbook: Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs workbook  by Luci Power by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. We currently have this available to rent for $25. The video will be seen as part of your hands on training.

Home Study Modules
- What are Hazardous Drugs
- ASHP and Other Guidelines
- Receipt, Storage, Labeling & Transport
- Risk Assessment, Controls & Medical Surveillance
- Biological Safety Cabinets
- Isolators
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Aseptic Technique
- Decontamination, Waste Disposal & Spill Control
- Comprehensive Final Exam

Training & Technique Validations
- Aseptic Hand Washing & Garbing
- Decontamination & Deactivation of a BSC
- Hazardous Liquid Vial Manipulations
- Hazardous Powder Vial Manipulation
- Hazardous Ampule Manipulations

Tuition Fee
$598 Members
$648 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: Online course content access, video training program, one day of hands-on training/validations, lunch/snacks on training day, 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 2019 training dates.
*Dates Shown May Be Full.
CPE Credits
Contact Hours: 20
ACPE #s: 
Home /UAN#: 
Live/UAN#:  0384-0000-18-002-L07-T/0384-0000-18-002-L07-P

    Release Date: 02/01/2018

    Expiration Date: 02/01/2021

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