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Friday 7:28 CST, April 20, 2018

Medication Compounding Certification

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What is Medication Compounding Certification?

The Medication Compounding certification program assesses compliance with a specific set of standards that uniquely reflect the preparation and dispensing of sterile and/or unsterile products in accordance with USP <795> and <797>.

“Quality compounding of medicine is foundational to patient safety and may serve to reduce the incidence of adverse healthcare associated conditions such as infections and medication errors. USP Compounding Standards <797> and <795> aim to assist hospitals in improving the quality of the healthcare they deliver. As such, it is part of USP’s mission to support the advancement of healthcare quality and safety. USP is proud to work with The Joint Commission on this important endeavor and would also like to commend institutions that demonstrate their commitment to quality through such certification processes.”

Jaap Venema, Ph.D., USP Chief Science Officer

How Organizations Benefit from Certification

  • Reduce risk and harm
  • Help ensure USP compliance
  • Discover and remedy hidden gaps
  • Engage staff in improvements
  • Access to Joint Commission’s leading practices library
  • Receive world’s most recognized “seal of approval


Compounding pharmacies that provide sterile and nonsterile compounding services are eligible to apply for certification. An earned certification is good for two years. Unlike other Joint Commission certification programs, you do not need to be a Joint Commission-accredited organization to gain this certification.

This program is open to all organizations performing medication compounding.



Congratulations to Ascension | Genesys, the first hospital to receive certification for Joint Commission Medication Compounding.









The team at Ascension | Genesys receiving their official certification