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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Recommended! California Designated Representative Online Training Courses

More than 6,000 students trained!

SkillsPlus International Inc. offers the largest selection of California State Board of Pharmacy-approved training programs for California Designated Representative license applicants.* Each online course earns a Board-recognized training affidavit.

Three (3) distinct California Designated Representative online training courses are offered for:
  1. Drug/Device Wholesalers. $525 per student. Learn more. Buy now!
  2. 3PL (Third-Party Logistics Providers). $525 per student. Learn more. Buy now!
  3. Reverse Distributors. $625 per student. Learn more. Buy now!
The largest selection of Board-approved California Designated Representative online training programs.
The largest selection of Board-approved California Designated Representative online training programs.

* SkillsPlus International Inc. has proudly offered the longest continuously running California Designated Representative training, since 2002 (including course content updates).

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Does my California Designated Representative training affidavit count towards my Florida CDR license?

Question 


I have a California Designated Representative training affidavit.  Does it count toward my Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) license?

Answer  


No.  There is no reciprocation between California and Florida.  In other words, each state has their own unique licensing agency & processes, therefore, license applicants have to treat each state application process separately.

Related Resource


Florida CDR Exam Prep Course by CDR Resource Center - Automated Online Training & Testing

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A Tip About Self-Study - California Designated Representative Training

Avoid Independent Self-Study In The Place Of An Approved Training Program


We've started hearing about California Designated Representative license applicants trying to fulfill the training program requirement on their own. Specifically, applicants are reviewing specified subjects and topics outlined on the California Designated Representative Training Affidavit form, and claiming their self-study constitutes completion of a training program.

Studying the specified subjects and topics by oneself, that is, independent self-studying, would not be considered completing a training program.  Even if the independent self-study was considered a training program, such a self-study training program would still need to gain California State Board of Pharmacy ("Board") approval.

In general, the Board is unlikely to accept the submission of a California Designated Representative Training Affidavit signed by the applicant, or by a person or entity offering a training program that has not been approved by the Board. Sending in such a deficient Training Affidavit form is likely to delay license application processing.

California Designated Representative training programs must undergo an assessment and review by the Board before being considered for approval.  Approved California Designated training programs meet the Board's rigorous standards, ensuring the training provider covers all required subjects and topics, and that some form of assessment or grading (such as exams) is incorporated into the training program.

In Summary


Don't confuse independent self-study with Board approved training programs that are offered as an online course. In a nutshell, independent self-study isn't the same as self-study-paced online coursework in a Board approved training program, course, or class.

Learn about & buy one of our Board-approved training programs by clicking on the navigational tabs above.

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California Designated Representative - Ongoing Training

Question


When I applied for my California Designated Representative license, I had to complete a required training course, and I submitted a training affidavit in my license application. Should I worry about ongoing training?

Answer


At the time this answer was written, ongoing training requirements are not mentioned in the Designated Representative request for license renewal form.  However, here’s something you might want to consider. Your employer is likely required to complete one of the Board’s facility self-assessment forms.  One self-assessment question is, ”Are training and experience provided to all employees to assure all personnel comply with all licensing requirements? (CCR 1780[f][4])”  This question suggests that ongoing training is expected.

One form of training could be taking one of our courses as a form of refresher training.  Learn more about, or buy one of our California Designated Representative training courses (approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy) by clicking on the navigational tabs above for each specific course.

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California Designated Representative Application - Training Affidavit

Situation


You need a training affidavit as proof of completing a training program, as part of your California Designated Representative Wholesaler,  California Designated Representative-3PL, or California Designated Representative Reverse Distributor license application package.


We Can Help


SkillsPlus International Inc.'s California Designated Representative training courses are accepted by the California State Board of Pharmacy.  Successful course completion earns a training affidavit accepted by the Board.


Here's How It Works


  1. Buy one of our courses (click on the navigational tabs above).
  2. When you've successfully completed a program, simply request your copies of completed training affidavits (we fill them out with your information, and send them to you).

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California Designated Representative Training Requirements

If you're new to the world of the California Designated Representative, maybe this quick introduction will help. I'm going to explain, using the California State Board of Pharmacy as the example.

To be licensed as a Designated Representative [wholesaler] in California, you must satisfy the requirements under Business and Professions Code section 4053. Wholesale operations that distribute dangerous drugs or dangerous devices must be supervised by a registered pharmacist or an individual approved by the Board as a designated representative. These companies may not operate unless the pharmacist or designated representative is physically on the licensed premises. To ensure proper control at all times, the Board recommends that there be more than one person approved to supervise operations.

There are quite a number of requirements that have to be met in order to qualify, including the following training requirements listed on the California Designated Representative (wholesaler) application form:

"The individual applying for a designated representative [wholesaler] license in California has completed a training program required by Section 4053(b)(3) of the California Business and Professions Code that addressed, at a minimum:

A. Knowledge and understanding of California and federal laws regarding the distribution of dangerous drugs and dangerous devices;
B. Knowledge and understanding of California and federal laws regarding the distribution of controlled substances;
C. Knowledge and understanding of quality control systems;
D. Knowledge and understanding of United States Pharmacopoeia standards for the safe storage and handling of drugs; and
E. Knowledge and understanding of prescription terminology, abbreviations, dosages and format."

SkillsPlus International Inc. offers 3 distinct California Designated Representative training programs:

  • Drug/Device Wholesaler
  • 3PL (third-party logistics provider)
  • Reverse Distributor
All three courses are approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy. Each course covers the specific course topic requirements specified for each license type application.  Learn more about each of these courses by clicking on the navigational tabs above.


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How to contact the California State Board of Pharmacy

There are many ways to communicate with the Board.
  • phone
  • email
  • questions for a Board inspector
Go to the Board's "Contact Us" webpage

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hello World! Largest selection of Board-approved California Designated Representative online training courses

SkillsPlus International Inc. offers the largest selection of Board-approved California Designated Representative online training courses.
Board-Approved Des Rep Courses
SkillsPlus International Inc. offers the largest selection of Board-approved California Designated Representative online training courses.

  • We proudly offer the only Board-approved California Designated Representative training course for reverse distributors
  • Additionally, we offer two other very popular California Designated Representative online training courses for: wholesaler, and third-party logistics provider (3PL).
  • We're experienced. 
    • We've provided California Designated Representative training continuously since 2002!
    • We've been offering Designated Representative training in our online classroom since 2012.
    • We've proudly trained nearly 6,000 students in our state license related courses!

Learn more, or buy a course by clicking on the navigational tabs above.

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