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Designated Person(s) Certification: Recertification Requirements

Please follow the steps below for Recertification at least three months prior to the expiration of your QP503A or Designated Person(s) credential:

Step 1: Download the Attestation Form which must be completed. The Attestation form is where the Applicant’s work supervisor confirms employment and attests that the applicant continues to perform sterile compounding duties.

Step 2: Complete all CriticalPoint Sterile Compounding eLessons and the 3 required math lessons within one year of the recertification due date (this is to ensure that the Applicant has likely completed the most recent versions of the eLearning regardless of whether they have previously completed them in the recertification period).

Step 3: Prepare one of the following:

  • Author a published article regarding sterile compounding practice. Submit the article and the citation.
  • Provide documentation of a change in sterile compounding practice you initiated and oversaw. Include the change, the planning and research that was required to make the change, obstacles that were encountered, and the SOP created or revised as part of the change.
  • Perform a GAP analysis of your organization and provide a legitimate plan to bring forward improvements to facilities or work practices.
  • Complete a teaching project (internal or external) on sterile compounding work practice to 10 or more individuals. Submit the PDF slide deck, learning objectives, and evaluations from participants.
  • Provide proof of completion of six CPE hours (from one or several live courses within the recertification period) obtained through sterile compounding training. Examples may include CriticalPoint’s Aseptic Training Class or Environmental Monitoring Class. Other CPE may be accepted provided it was at least six ACPE-approved credit hours and was related directly to sterile compounding. If live training presentations are not ACPE-approved, the curriculum and learning objectives must be submitted to CriticalPoint for approval.

Step 4: Visit the CriticalPoint Designated Person(s) Recertification Application Page and complete the following:

  • Designated Person(s) Recertification Application to provide some basic demographic and contact information and to confirm all sterile compounding eLessons and required math eLessons have been completed.
  • Upload the completed Attestation Form.
  • Upload the evidence gathered for Step 3 (uploaded files may be PDF, doc, docx, jpg, bmp).
  • Pay the $279 recertification fee.

Within 10 business days of uploading this material, applicants will be notified whether the submitted material was accepted. If accepted, the Designated Person(s) post test will be loaded into the applicant’s CriticalPoint LMS account.

Step 5: Retake the Designated Person(s) post test and pass with a score of at least 80%. The post test is comprised of over 200 questions of which 87 are pulled randomly reflecting each topic from the sterile compounding and aseptic training. The questions are updated each year to reflect current practice and passing this test demonstrates that the applicant understands the application of current material. Applicants will have 30 days after the day the post test is activated in their account to retake it. Applicants may retake the post test up to 3 times and may use any training materials at their disposal while taking it.

Step 6: When an applicant passes the post test, a certificate will be available for download from the LMS.