Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses

Pharmaceutical compounding courses are scheduled throughout the year at our national training facility in Bartlett, Tennessee, which features hands-on, practice-based instruction in fully-functional standard and sterile labs. Certain classes are offered at Concordia University Wisconsin.  Online CE Home Study programs and ACA Compound Academy (for pharmacy school students and recent graduates), and Customized On-Site Training are also available.

After careful consideration for the safety of our training class participants, instructors, and staff, the American College of Apothecaries resumed in-person training classes on June 4. ACA followed local public health guidelines to develop the following protocols.

Our top priority is providing the best training opportunities for pharmacy professionals in the safest environment for employees, instructors, participants, and the community.

Our safety protocols include:

  • Daily health screening upon entrance to facility for all class participants and staff
  • Limiting visitors to facility and lowering class size
  • Allowing staff to telework and informing staff not to come to work if sick
  • Enforcing six-foot distancing for all individuals throughout facility
  • Dedicated workspaces for class participants during compounding training courses, including classroom and lab areas
  • Providing masks to every individual
  • Providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to all visitors, class participants and staff at facility entrance, in bathrooms, breakroom, training room, and labs
  • Offices, bathrooms, breakroom, and lab are cleaned and disinfected daily
  • Additional measures will be taken throughout the facility to prevent unnecessary contact between individuals
Fundamental Compounding & Calculations
Advanced Pharmaceutical Compounding2
Comprehensive Sterile Compounding
Sterile Compounding Recertification
Veterinary Compounding Essentials
Clinical Dermatological & Cosmeceutical Compounding

2020 Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses

Click on individual course title or image to learn more, including learning objectives and pricing.

Advantages of ACA training include:

  • Practical, hands-on approach to learning
  • Participants use APIs for more accurate compounding experience
  • Small class sizes and personal attention from instructors
  • Unbiased presentation featuring multiple product lines and equipment
  • Updated content to reflect the latest developments in compounding.

Compounding courses allow pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and marketers to further their knowledge and provide support for pharmacies interested in adding product lines in order to expand business and better serve their patients and communities. Membership is not required for registration: however, Fellows and members of the ACA receive discounts on educational opportunities.


ACA’s instructors bring real-world experience and insights into the classroom and provide technical and marketing experience. Click here for instructor bios. All classes taught at ACA National Training Center in Bartlett, Tennessee unless otherwise indicated.


Special promotional pricing will be automatically applied to all registrations completed six weeks before the beginning of class. No code necessary; does not apply to pharmacy student fees, EVP, or ACA Compound Academy. The best value in compounding training just got a little better.

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ACPE logo jpgAll sessions carrying the ACPE program number are approved for continuing education credit. The American College of Apothecaries is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Training Course & Conference Calendar

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