GMP Laboratory Control Professionals Certification Program

Duration: 15 Hours
Course Instructor

David E. Wiggins

Danielle DeLucy, M.S.

Charlie Neal

$ 2395
Discounts: We offer a 10% group discount when you register 2 or more attendees (up to 10). Contact us for groups over 10.

Course description

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In their own Guide to Inspecting Quality Control Laboratories, the FDA states: The pharmaceutical quality control laboratory serves one of the most important functions in pharmaceutical production and control. A significant portion of the CGMP regulations (21 CFR 211) pertain to the quality control laboratory and product testing. Accurate, reliable, and meaningful laboratory data is critical to the approval and use of raw materials, release of commercial batches, and support of the shelf life for a given product.

Given the significant number of FDA observations cited each year related to Laboratory Operations, it is obvious that industry is not fully satisfying FDA requirements. Such deficiencies in the laboratory operations can and does lead to recalled batches, court injunctions and even forced discontinuance of commercial operations thus negatively impacting company profitability. FDA regulated organizations are obligated to ensure that their laboratory operates fully in compliance with GMPs.

Cobblestone’s 10-part GMP Laboratory Control Certification program provides the key principles and tools required to become a GMP Laboratory Control Professional. It is designed to provide rules, tools and techniques for effective and compliant management of a GMP laboratory. This GMP Laboratory Control Certification Program offers professionals the proper training and skill development needed to attain their certificate of accomplishment.

Upon completion of this Certification, you will be able to:

  • Operate as a laboratory analyst in full GMP compliance. 
  • Plan and manage laboratory control operations. 
  • Comply with all applicable regulatory requirements. 
  • Train and mentor staff. Develop SOPs and tools. 
  • Represent the organization in audits and regulatory investigations. 
  • Interact with management, regulators, and auditors.

Courses Included in this Certification:
Laboratory Controls Overview & Establishment of Specifications
Analytical Methods Validation – 21CFR211.165(e)
Stability Testing – 2 CFR 211.166 (a & b)
IQ, OQ and PQ for the Laboratory
Good Documentation Practices for Laboratory Records
How to Manage and Prepare for a Pre-Approval Inspections (PAI)
Managing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the FDA-Regulated Environment
Handling OOS Test Results and Completing Robust Investigations
Laboratory Controls: Anticipate the Systems-Based FDA Inspection
Data Integrity Practices for the Laboratory and Beyond

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The GMP Laboratory Control Certification will be valuable to all individuals working within or managing a GMP laboratory that supports either the R&D development of a new drug product or the testing and control of commercial drug products released to the market.

Obtaining the certification would be beneficial to professionals in:

  • Research and Development
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Operations
  • Contract Laboratories

Regulatory affairs personnel as well as individuals who are responsible for the review or audit of such laboratory data and reports should likewise consider the value of this comprehensive certification in their positions.

Course Instructor


David E. Wiggins

Analytical/Stability Consultant

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Danielle DeLucy, M.S.

Owner, ASA Training & Quality Consulting LLC

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Charlie Neal

Owner and Senior Consultant for Premier Quality Consulting

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