At the American College of Apothecaries, American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, and Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc., public health and safety is our top priority.

Effective March 25, 2020, our office building will be closed; all staff will be working from home during our regular business hours, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and 8:00 am-noon on Friday. We will not be answering the phones, but will be responding to emails using the contact form.

The ACA has cancelled training classes through May 31. At this time, registration for courses scheduled after June 1 remains open. We are working to reschedule cancelled courses for June and July so that we will be able to continue to provide needed compounding training for pharmacy professionals. We are also working to provide additional online training materials and accredited CE for pharmaceutical compounding and other topics on our  Online CE Portal.

We are actively following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local state departments of health as well as local public health authorities so we can respond quickly to any shifts in their recommendations.

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Fundamental Compounding & Calculations
Advanced Pharmaceutical Compounding2
Comprehensive Sterile Compounding
Sterile Compounding Recertification
Veterinary Compounding Essentials
Clinical Dermatological & Cosmeceutical Compounding
Compound Academy

JUST FOR STUDENT PHARMACISTS

Our intensive 3-day hands-on course is designed specifically for student pharmacists 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 $445, ACA Compound Academy is an affordable option for student pharmacists and recent graduates (2019/2020).

PRACTICAL LEARNING

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

2020 Compound Academy

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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.

Fundamental Compounding & Calculations
Advanced Pharmaceutical Compounding2
Comprehensive Sterile Compounding
Sterile Compounding Recertification
Veterinary Compounding Essentials
Clinical Dermatological & Cosmeceutical Compounding