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Fundamental Compounding & Calculations

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 3-day, 21-hour (2.1 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend.


This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn through pharmacy calculation practice, lectures, and hands-on laboratory training in a fully equipped USP 795 lab.  Attendees at the Bartlett location also receive a copy of  “The Art, Science, and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding” 5th Edition by Loyd V. Allen Jr.


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.

2019 Fundamental Compounding

  • All courses taught at the ACA National Training Laboratory in Bartlett, Tennessee unless otherwise indicated.
    Maximum Class Capacity: 12 participants.
For assistance registering for a compounding training course or to check availability for a course that is closed to online registration, call 901-383-8119 or email

Course Fees

ACA Members
Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech – $1395
2nd attendee from same pharmacy – $1295
Pharmacy Student – $595

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech – $1595
No 2nd attendee discount
Pharmacy Student – $620



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.

Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend.

Course Objectives

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  • Perform proper garbing with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), understand lab safety, and applicable environmental controls required to protect compounders
  • Know the importance of the Triad of Care essential to the proper delivery of extemporaneously compounded medications
  • Accurately and effectively use the various pieces of equipment available to compounding practices
  • Properly complete a Compounding Record for each formulation
  • Identify relevant regulations and standards of practice in the compounding industry
  • Dispense compounded medication accurately and efficiently by choosing and properly using available molds and dispensing devices
  • Identify and use drug and compounding specific references required for documentation of the Master Formulation Record
  • Demonstrate their ability to compound each of the following dosage forms using appropriate techniques:
    • Solutions & Suspensions
    • Creams, Ointments, Gels, & Lotions
    • Suppositories & Troches
    • Capsules and other Novel Dosage Forms

Basic Compounding & Calculations: An Overview is a home study program designed to provide the pharmacist and technician with a review of the calculations they need to make in order to prepare a variety of medications for their patients. Participants can add this home study to their class registration at checkout. This course may also be taken independently of the Fundamental Compounding and Calculations Course.

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CE Credit
Fundamental Compounding, a practice- based course, has been approved for 21 contact hours (2.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit being obtained in the live programming with ACPE Universal Activity Numbers 0201-0000-19-002-L07-P/T. This UAN has an initial release date of 2/28/2019 and an expiration date of 2/28/2022. 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.

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.  Concordia University—Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is located at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon, WI 53097.

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

Cancellation Policy
30+ days before event – Full Refund
29-14 days before event – 50% Refund
13-1 days before event – No Refund

Classes are subject to cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control and you should always 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.

The mission of the American College of Apothecaries is to support the professional practice of the independent community pharmacist. Enrollment in ACA Pharmaceutical Compounding Training Courses is not limited to members of ACA, however, participants must meet one of the following criteria: own their own pharmacy; work for an independent community pharmacist as an associate; or work in a hospital, academia, or a pharmacy-related association. Participants registering as pharmacy students must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy and be able to provide proof of status and class spaces may be limited.

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.

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