UB Compounding Pharmacy Continuing Education Activity

For pharmacists

This activity is being offered as an enduring online program

3.0 Contact Hours, 0.3 Ceus

Initial Release Date:  4/1/2023

Expiration Date:  3/31/2026

Target Audience

Pharmacist's in all practice settings.

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Why Attend

Commencing with registration period beginning on or after January 1, 2023, a licensee shall complete as part of the 45 hours of formal continuing education at least three hours of formal continuing education acceptable to the department in compounding.  This online enduring compounding three-hour continuing education activity meets this requirement.


1.  Identify best practices in a compounding pharmacy to help promote employee and patient safety.

2. Review basic principles of USP Chapter <795>.

3. Discuss appropriate Beyond Use Dates (BUDs) for nonsterile compounded preparations and describe the revised requirements for assigning      beyond-use-dates to CSPs.

4. Identify the steps required for proper development of master formulation records and compounding records.

5. Define sterile compounding and describe the scope of USP General Chapter <797>.

6. Identify category 1, 2 and 3 compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) according to the revised USP General Chapter <797>.


Program Components

This activity contains a pre-test, compounding presentations, educational reference material, post-test, and a program evaluation.  Successfully completion requires achieving a score of 70% or higher on the post-test.


Joseph Catanese, PharmD
Compounding Specialist
Pine Pharmacy
Williamsville, New York

Karl D. Fiebelkorn, MBA, RPh - Senior Associate Dean, Student, Professional & Community Affairs, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Administration, UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Karl D. Fiebelkorn, RPh, MBA
Senior Associate Dean
Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice & Administration
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University at Buffalo

Emily Polischuk, PharmD, BCPPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Practice Labs
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University at Buffalo

Cost and Registration

General Registration $45.00

Cancellation Policy

Please review all activity information carefully. Once registration of the program and the pre-test has been completed, refunds are unavailable.  If you have registered, but not yet begun the program, please contact the CE office at pharmacyce@buffalo.edu

Accreditation Information


The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  

The "UB Compounding Pharmacy Continuing Education Activity", a knowledge-based activity, has been assigned ACPE #0044-0000-23-017-H07-P and will award 3 contact hours (0.3 ceus.) of home study continuing education credit.  No partial credit will be awarded.

CE credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor within 2 weeks of successful program completion.