Fundamental Compounding & Calculations
Comprehensive Sterile Compounding
Compounding for Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Veterinary Compounding Essentials
Clinical Dermatological & Cosmeceutical Compounding


Our intensive 3-day hands-on course is designed specifically for pharmacy students who want to learn more about the exciting field of pharmaceutical compounding. Building on the content typically found in pharmacy school, this course will expand your knowledge of the art and science of pharmaceutical compounding with an emphasis on quality, best practices, and current laws and regulations. We limit our classes to only 12 students, ensuring a low student:teacher ratio and maximizing your opportunity to learn. Training will be held at the ACA National Training Laboratory in Bartlett, Tennessee.

At only $395, ACA Compound Academy is an affordable option for pharmacy students and recent graduates (2018/2019).


We’ll get you into the lab quickly to put your learning into practice!

We’ve moved three of our lectures to pre-course work that you’ll complete before your first day. After a brief review and overview of lab safety and personal protection, you’ll begin your hand-on training in our USP lab. You’ll learn a wide range of dosage forms, including:

  • Powders
  • Solutions
  • Lollipops
  • Capsules
  • Suppositories
  • Semi-Solids
  • Suspensions
  • Troches
  • Medicated Sticks

On the third day, go beyond the basics and delve deeper into compounding niche markets with an additional 4.5 hours of lab time. You'll practice with compounding automation, experiment with incompatibilities, review unique dosage devices AND learn even more dosage forms, including:

  • Veterinary Compounds
  • Gummy Treats
  • PLO

2019 Compound Academy

  • All courses taught at the ACA National Training Laboratory in Bartlett, Tennessee unless otherwise indicated.
    Maximum Class Capacity: 12 participants.


We include job-ready skills to give you the edge when you’re looking for employment. You’ll learn how to evaluate a patient case to determine the best compounded dosage form and how to provide patient education. The course will cover non-sterile compounding documentation, calculations, quality control, and labeling requirements that you’ll need to know when working in a compounding pharmacy.