Earn CE and SAVE  $70 with Early Bird Pricing to all registrations completed six weeks before the beginning of class. No code necessary. The best value in compounding training just got a little better.

Remember—ACA and ACVP members save an additional $200 off non-member prices. Send 2 or more staff and save
even more.

*does not apply to student pharmacist rates

Clinical Dermatological & Cosmeceutical Compounding


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 student pharmacist rate. The best value in compounding training just got a little better.

Your Site. Your Staff. Your Schedule

The ACA can present any of the current compounding training courses or business management training on location, or design a custom class (with or without CE) to meet a pharmacy’s needs.


DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOUNDING WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance an already established skill of compounding. Participants choosing this course should have a solid understanding of fundamental compounding techniques and calculations. Topics covered include: compounded topical pain treatments for both acute and chronic conditions, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, cutaneous infections (impetigo, cellulitis, candidiasis, warts), hyper-pigmentation, scars, and stretch marks. Compounding with Hazardous Products will also be covered in relation to dermatological products which use hazardous components.

Our low instructor/participant ratio allows for individual attention and interaction. The program is structured to demonstrate skills that can be immediately implemented by participants. Learn about the ACA Compounding Training Instructors at

*Funding for this course is provided in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the ACA Research and Education Foundation.

At the conclusion of this program, the participating pharmacist or technician will be able to:

  • Discuss the etiology & clinical presentation of various skin disorders and infections, including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne
  • Formulate compounded products for various skin disorders and infections
  • Demonstrate skill using a variety of compounding techniques in the preparation of compounded products for various skin disorders and infections
  • Compare and contrast non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, including compounded options, for various skin and infections
  • Recommend an appropriate treatment plan for a patient including the counseling points the pharmacist should provide for each compounded product
  • Explain how the skin ages and discuss dermatological agents used in an effort combat aging
  • Review pain causes and topical pain treatments
  • Review data to support or negate compounded topical pain treatments for both acute and chronic conditions
  • Describe regulations regarding the manufacture of cosmetics, and the compounding of “cosmeceuticals”
  • Recognize key factors regarding USP <800> and hazardous drug handling when compounding dermatologic formulations and dosage forms

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech – $1145
2nd Attendee from Same Pharmacy – $1045
Student Pharmacist – $445

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech – $1345
No 2nd Attendee Discount
Pharmacy Student – $470

Class Dates & Registration

TBD: email to be put on the notification list.

Also Available from The American College of Apothecaries:

Dermatological Compounding Home Study is a 5-hour knowledge-based home study learning program designed for compounding pharmacists and technicians that will cover definition and discussion of creams, emulsions, ointments, pastes, gels, PLOs, solutions, lotions, powders, and bases (semi-solid and commercially available). This module also covers compendial requirements (microbial content, minimum fill, quality control, preparation and labeling, patient counseling, and consultations) and establishing and extending beyond use dates.

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Attendee Cancellation Policy

If attendee cancels 30+ days before event – full refund less 5% administrative fee
If attendee cancels 29-14 days before event – 50% refund
If attendee cancels 13-1 days before event – no refund

On occasion, ACA may need to reschedule or cancel a class due to circumstances beyond our control, and attendees should plan travel accordingly. We recommend purchasing travel insurance or booking with an airline that will allow you to reschedule your flight if the need arises.

Travel & Hotel Accommodations
Course participants are responsible for their own reservations and charges. The ACA National Training Laboratory is located at 2830 Summer Oaks Dr., Bartlett, TN 38134. Special rates for course participants are available at a selection of nearby hotels; information is available at or contact the ACA office at 901-383-8119 or

The mission of the American College of Apothecaries is to conduct educational programs, facilitate networking and mentoring, and promote leadership that empowers pharmacy professionals to provide exceptional patient care. Enrollment in ACA Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses is not limited to members of ACA. Participants registering as a student pharmacist must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy and be able to provide proof of status. Class spaces for student pharmacists may be limited.

ACPE logo jpgDermatological Compounding with Pain Management, a practice-based course, has been approved for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit being obtained in the live programming with ACPE Universal Activity Numbers 0201-0000-20-005-L07-P/T. This UAN has an initial release date of 3/20/2020 and an expiration date of 3/20/2023. Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation form at the completion of the program. Attendees requesting CE will be required to provide their NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate (MMDD) to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. Due to new ACPE regulations, if required information is received after 60 days, a $250 late fee will be assessed before CE will be processed. Any unclaimed credit with a date of participation that is 6 months and older will not be eligible for processing.​​​​​​​

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

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