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.

Click below to access our compilation of COVID-19 Information & Resources.


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.

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

2020 Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses

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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