Guidelines and Standards
Installation Qualification (IQ)
Operational Qualification (OQ)
Performance Qualification (PQ) or Continuous Qualification (CQ)
Qualification Protocol Test Case Examples
Power off / Power failure tests
Door Open tests
Temperature Distribution tests
Temperature Penetration tests
Loaded and Empty Mappings
Instrument / Equipment calibration
Shelf mapping, vacuum testing, biological indicator test, Bowie Dick test, vacuum leak test, conductivity tests, riboflavin removal testing, controlled rate mapping
Qualification and Validation Service Reports, Protocols and SOPs
After successful completion of this course, students will be :
Anyone who wants to become the following should attend this webinar on equipment validation in the pharmaceutical industry.
All of the courses that I have enrolled in at NACPT have given me a tremendous boost in confidence for seeking jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. These programs are not just theory based, all the professors emphasize on real circumstances and practical examples within current companies. I have also received a $2000 scholarship for my program at NACPT. I will strongly recommend future students to take the Pharmaceutical and Bio-Pharmaceutical Modern Technology Postgraduate diploma program at NACPT, Year 2011.
I first heard about NACPT at a job fair, but at that time I was confused about the modern technology program offered by NACPT. After a couple of discussions with the director, I got the real scenario of the program. I am really satisfied with the cooperation given by NACPT to build up my confidence level to face job interviews. By taking the modern technology program, I have gathered the power of knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry. NACPT gave me guidelines from time to time to update my resume as per job requirements. I would like to thank all my instructors and especially to the director of NACPT who gave me lots of coaching during various interview processes. I wish success to all the students of NACPT, Year 2012.
I gained enough knowledge about the quality control and quality assurance field, by joining NACPT helped me to find a job in the industry. They help students by posting different jobs every month, and they prepare students for interviews as well, Year 2013.
I was an MSc graduate from UOIT when I first came across NACPT while searching the internet for post graduate courses in the pharmaceutical industry. I was intrigued by the Career Orientation Seminar which they were providing and decided to attend. The decision to attend this seminar changed my life. After meeting the staff and professors at NACPT I knew that this was an opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain essential information about the pharmaceutical industry. From the moment I arrived at NACPT as a new student I knew this college was different due to the individualized attention given to each student, the wealth of industry knowledge each professor provided and professionalism of the learning environment. The staff and professors were always welcoming and accommodating to my schedule as I was commuting from Kitchener. After graduating and participating in the NACPT Job Development Program, which helped me update my resume and interview skills, I was presented with many more job opportunities for employment. I would recommend this college to anyone looking to gain current and relevant skills training within the pharmaceutical industry. NACPT is truly a one of a kind learning environment, Year 2013.
NACPT helped me to modify my resume and search for available positions. I will recommend this program and college (NACPT) to my friends, Year 2012.
After completing my Bachelor of Science at University of Waterloo, I came straight to North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology. I had a lot of uncertainty about my future. However, the instructors at North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology were very welcoming and approachable. I strongly believe the coaching and guidance I received here not be comparable to other schools. The one-on-one coaching and availability of instructors for extra hours was very useful in learning the course material. The instructors were all industrial experts, with years of pharmaceutical working experience and were very compassionate about passing their knowledge onto fresh minds. I worked closely with the school for job assistance and interview preparation. I got two interviews through North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology which refined my interview skills and they allowed me to use their name for reference purposes. Plus, I appreciated the $2000 scholarship and the financial assistance I received from North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology. With the practical knowledge I gained here, I can surely say that now I am prepared to achieve success and build a career on my own, Year 2011.
I have no words to thank NACPT for all the help they had provided to help me make a smart move within the industry. NACPT gave me a chance to improve my skills and knowledge on laboratory instrumentation, according to the current industrial standards. NACPT also helped me to update my resume, coached me for interviews, as well as provide necessary references. I also received a 4 month CO-OP position within the NACPT laboratory, which gave me solid work experience in the laboratory environment.
After exhaustive search for the suitable job, when I attended the counseling session at NACPT, I realized that this is the place I have been looking for to upgrade my skills in order to establish my career in the Industry. Not only did the college administration facilitate easier fulfillment of the financial requirements but also they offered great flexibility in the schedule making it comfortable to attend all the classes. The instructors were always ready to clarify our doubts and provided in-depth knowledge of the subject. I found the “Modern Technology” program quite comprehensive, well planned and well-taught and I would After exhaustive search for the suitable job, when I attended the counseling session at NACPT, I realized that this is the place I have been looking for to upgrade my skills in order to establish my career in the Industry. Not only does the college administration facilitate easier fulfillment of the financial requirements but also they offer great flexibility in the schedule making it comfortable to attend all the classes. The instructors were always ready to clarify our doubts and provided in-depth knowledge of the subject. I found the “Modern Technology” program quite comprehensive, well planned and well-taught and I would recommend it to all the new science graduates seeking to enter the pharmaceutical industry. The college also provided great assistance in finding jobs after completion of the program. I am truly grateful to the director of NACPT and the whole team for their tremendous support, help and guidance which enabled me to go through the hiring process successfully. I wish them all the success in the future, Year 2015.
I like the fact that the program was flexible and class sizes were small. It’s a program you could pursue while working full- or part-time, and it’s very easy to ask questions or get clarifications on issues. I think there are a lot of colleges that don’t really provide the knowledge in exchange for the money invested by students, which makes people wary of attending private colleges. However, I got the knowledge that was promised from NACPT. For new science graduates with no industrial experience, it is helpful to learn about the GMP, GLP etc. standards which are essential to the pharmaceutical industry and are not taught in most university science programs, Year 2010.
Taking the program at NACPT has given me the relevant pharmaceutical knowledge and experience that gave me further opportunity to have a great start to my career move in Validation. The hands on experience with in-process test equipment and analytical instruments were vital in understanding the concepts and process as well. The career support at NACPT is impeccable and provides students with the necessary support, advice and guidance to be successful in the life career domains. I am excited to announce the job offer from Apotex! I wanted you to be the first person to know this. Taking the program at NACPT has given me the relevant pharmaceutical knowledge and experience that gave me further opportunity to have a great start to my career move in Validation. The hands on experience with in-process test equipment and analytical instruments were vital in understanding the concepts and process as well. The career support at NACPT is impeccable and provides students with the necessary support, advice and guidance to be successful in the life career domains. I am excited to announce the job offer from Apotex! I wanted you to be the first person to know this. I have every reason to believe your excellent support helped me to seal the deal. I was very fortunate to have learned a great deal from you, and I am deeply grateful to you. I know it takes a great deal of time to provide good reference, and I deeply appreciate your kindness. I will do my best to deserve your confidence. Thank you very much.
At NACPT, I learned the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain my first position in my career in validation. At NACPT it felt like a small community and all the staff and instructors were very helpful in my studies and career growth. NACPT helped me gain the knowledge and skills required for the pharmaceutical industry which gave me confidence in the interview process during my job search. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking to gain experience in the pharmaceutical or related industries because it provides the base roots knowledge and skills required to be successful in this industry, Year 2014.
I was a fresh UofT graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. I came across NACPT at the University career fair. I was not sure what Clinical Research was all about but with more understanding I joined the program. I thank God I enrolled into Clinical Research under the guidance of NACPT’s director and all the qualified instructors. Every one of them was so supportive both in academics and career paths. An additional unique advantage at NACPT was that the classes were intimate and hence easy to relate to each other as students and more to our instructors. NACPT continues to give career support and advice after graduation. They assisted fixing my resume and even provided short term co-op positions. Less than 1 year later I got hired in the field as a Clinical Research Assistant. I believe that this is just a stepping stone into higher positions. I trust that NACPT will be a great support in my career ahead. Thank you NACPT! Year 2013.
It’s been 2 months since I finished my program at NACPT. I recently got a job as Lab Assistant at Silliker Canada. The Modern Technology program will give diverse knowledge of each department in a company alike Pharmaceutical, Food and Cosmetic. I would like to thank all my professors and NACPT faculty for their services (Scholarships, CO-OP and Job Development Services), Year 2013.
NACPT helped me to understand the real Canadian industry world and helped me a lot to take interviews, Year 2014.
For new immigrants like myself, the difficulty in obtaining Canadian references proves to be an important challenge, NACPT solved that problem, Year 2012.
NACPT helped me enormously and I shall be eternally grateful. They guided me about career opportunities upon graduation and helped me to find my current position at Apotex. I was also provided with a grant for my tuition which again helped me; I would and will gladly recommend NACPT as a vehicle for career advancement. Generally my performance is greatly appreciated at my new company as they comment on the steadfast work I had been doing, Year 2013.
I have found NACPT very professional and a college meeting the current industry requirements and standards. The instructors are very knowledgeable and are from the industry. The unique thing about NACPT is that it provides instruction and training that is applicable to practical life. I will definitely recommend NACPT to anyone who wants to upgrade and enhance their quest for knowledge, Year 2014.”
The course/training that I completed in NACPT was a post graduate diploma in Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Clinical Research. Fortunately I was offered a position by NACPT and its sister company Validation Tech Inc. before completing my course. The training was very inspirational, energizing bringing lots of ideas, with both substantial and in depth knowledge together with case studies, learning from experience and being fully practice oriented. The other trainees were amazing and I learned a lot from their experience and insights. I found the course very useful and hopefully be able to put some of it into practice, Year 2015.
I am an International student at NACPT. I just want to say thank you for all the help that NACPT has done to me over the past year. The Modern Technology program helped me change my vision & perspective towards the Pharmaceutical Industry. Especially, I liked the Industry focus and applicability of the concepts taught during the course. The knowledge I gained at NACPT was both theoretical and practical, by lecturers who were experts in the current Pharmaceutical Industry, Year 2014.
NACPT staff are very knowledgeable, they are up to date with the industry trends and showed personal interest and concern in assisting me in achieving my career goals. Their leadership and initiative drives and motivates the students to achieve success and the director is very committed and passionate to see every individual student succeed, working on a one on one basis with students. The education I received helped me to secure a job in the pharmaceutical industry as a Costing Analyst, Year 2014.
Great pharmaceutical college. NACPT provided me with the knowledge required to succeed in the pharma industry. The program I was enrolled in was Modern Technology. The program provided me with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to obtain employment in industry and to succeed at my job. I would like to thank all the staff and instructors for their hard work, dedication, and support, Year 2015.
I will be forever thankful to NACPT. They delivered what they promised, in a professional manner. The teaching staff was very competent and helpful. I am particularly appreciative of the Director, who became a friend, philosopher, and guide. Most importantly, the learning and experience made me job ready, and I am already getting the benefit soon after completing the course, Year 2016.
Two months ago, I came to know about NACPT while browsing through the internet. I enrolled in the program soon after, and liked the environment, because you learn everything through a practical approach. Their teaching methods make it easy to understand the content. NACPT further helped me with my interview skills and I got the job before I finished the program. The professors are highly qualified and they are all from the pharmaceutical/ bio-pharmaceutical industry. The unique thing about this college is that the professors cover the essential content that you need to know for the pharmaceutical related job Two months ago, I had come to know about NACPT while browsing through the internet. I enrolled in the program soon after, and liked the environment, because you learn everything through a practical approach. Their teaching methods make it easy to understand the content. NACPT further helped me with my interview skills and I got the job before I finished the program. The professors are highly qualified and they are all from the pharmaceutical/ bio-pharmaceutical industry. The unique thing about this college is that the professors cover the essential content that you need to know for the pharmaceutical related job market. NACPT is different from other colleges in many ways, including the short, fast track and in-depth programs. We also get special individual attention in terms of hands-on training, job searching and connections within industries. I also received a $2000 scholarship from NACPT for my program. I strongly recommend NACPT to other students because of the excellent teaching environment, coaching techniques, job assistance service and more, Year 2011.
So much information was received from the college that made me aware of all the positions to apply for, as well as qualifying us to give our best in the company from the being, very informative and knowledgeable. NACPT referred me to the internship position at Argus Laboratory and yes I recommend this program to new graduate students as it sets the mind for the particular job that you see yourself best in, Year 2017.
I joined NACPT as a student this year and enrolled in a course titled “Industrial Pharmaceutical & Bio-Pharmaceutical Modern Technology”. It is an excellent program for students who wish to enter the pharma industry and professionals who are already serving the pharma industry. The main reason being that this program content is very carefully tailored to cater the needs of the pharma industry. It covers GMP, GLP, Validation (process, cleaning, packaging), Regulatory Affairs, Technical writing and important techniques such as GC & HPLC. I love this program, as it covers almost all the aspects of the pharma industry. All the instructors are stalwarts of the pharma industry and they teach the essential needs of the industry. Moreover, hands-on training is provided on important techniques (GC, HPLC). I strongly recommend NACPT for students & professionals to choose the required course program and wish them a good future in their careers, Year 2017.
NACPT College is an excellent college. All Instructors and program coordinators are very helpful. Instructors are knowledgeable and have an excellent insight of course. Courses are designed as per current industry standards. I was already on the job when I joined the college. I came to the college to upgrade my knowledge on validation. I received thorough knowledge and current guidelines on validation. This course helps me to succeed in the job, Year 2016.
I found out about NACPT through a referral. NACPT helped me make a career move into the pharmaceutical industry, especially validation practice. The college is very unique in providing only the knowledge about good practices, lab skills, and the entire process of drug manufacturing but actual training with the visualization of the equipment required in critical processes. The college has industrial experts as professors allowing the students to be up-to-date and current on the subject matter. NACPT helped me find a career through the program which included additional job assistance, sessions on resume building, interview skills, and social media updates, Year 2015.
NACPT has helped me a lot from the very start of my Second Career application up to finishing the training. And even after my training the college has given me the opportunity to do an internship so I can have some work related experience. The job that I got at Apollo was even referred to by NACPT. Without their help in finding a job like forwarding the students resume to prospective employers, it would be very hard to be given the chance to be interviewed and be able to prove yourself. May thanks to NACPT for helping the students all the time. I would recommend this program and the college to others, Year 2016.
NACPT has been greatly helpful when it comes to finding a career in the healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and offer great advice on what is expected. I enjoyed the hands-on-training with equipment such as HPLC and GC. The experiments that we performed in the lab are exactly related to the industry and prepare you for a career in QA/QC position. I would recommend this program to others as the staff and facility go beyond expectations when it comes to quality of education and helpfulness. Overall my experience at NACPT was excellent! NACPT has been greatly helpful when it comes to finding a career in the healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and offer great advice on what is expected. I enjoyed the hands-on-training with equipment such as HPLC and GC. The experiments that we performed in the lab are exactly related to the industry and prepare you for a career in QA/QC position. I would recommend this program to others as the staff and facility go beyond expectations when it comes to quality of education and helpfulness. Overall my experience at NACPT was excellent! They have been very helpful in finding a position in my career! Year 2016.
I am a newcomer to Canada, and a Ph.D. holder. I was a professor back in my country. I came to Canada with a lot of expectations. But, I could not find any related jobs within my profession. Hence, I enrolled in a program provided by NACPT 4 months ago, and am currently working in a leading pharmaceutical company, as a formulator. NACPT provided a lot of help and training for me to get this job, Year 2010.
It is with great pride that I draft this letter of appreciation to North American Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) in acknowledgement of their immense support and guidance from the onset of my training phase to my entry into the pharmaceutical industry. During 2012, I had enrolled in the Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Clinical Research, one of the Post-Degree Diplomas offered at NACPT. The program was designed exceptionally well to accommodate academic teaching with hands-on training experiences, through which I had enriched my understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and all the regulatory bodies that govern it. Each class was conducted by industrial experts who brought interesting insights into current and best practices within the industry. Apart from the quality – hands on training I had attained, NACPT had also helped me get a government grant in support of my work term, and also supplemented with a scholarship of $ 3000. I have also had the opportunity to work at NACPT as a Program Coordinator (co-op position), which allowed me to further strengthen my leadership and interpersonal skills. Most importantly, NACPT had set itself apart by building partnerships with various pharmaceutical companies and inviting them for on-campus hiring. It was truly a great experience and one of the greatest rewards was the number of job opportunities that had come my way upon completion of the program. Last but not the least, NACPT helped me to build confidence and prepared me thoroughly for all the interviews I had to face! As I begin a new journey within the pharmaceutical industry, I will cherish each memorable moment at NACPT for a lifetime! My hearty thanks to the dean of the department and all the instructors once again for all that you have done to help me begin a new chapter in my life, Year 2012.
NACPT has programs which will give broad knowledge in the pharmaceutical and related industry. I will recommend others to take this course to move up in their career, Year 2014.
The NACPT environment is enriching. They will help you gain the hands on experience of analyzers, knowledge based education and up-to-date market and company industry requirements; and appropriate and ready to share and help, Year 2014.
I got outstanding attention from NACPT. They are outstanding in helping students search for jobs, prepare a resume and interviews, personality development, etc. Teaching staff and administrative staff are friendly and very flexible, Year 2017.
Extremely helpful staff with a great family like atmosphere! Staff and classes are extremely accommodating for individuals and everyone is always willing to help. Courses are very informative given by industrial experts who give you an idea of what’s the latest in the industry. After completion of the course, the staffs continue with their never ending support and do their best to help prepare you for the interviews, and help with resume and cover letter writing. Overall I had an excellent experience at NACPT and would recommend it for anyone looking for a career change, Year 2016.
The college management helped me in acquiring a job. With the help of NACPT instructors, whose reference was much needed in the process. It helped me a lot in the long run as an international student to establish myself socially and professionally, Year 2017.
I am very proud to be a student at NACPT and to be given an opportunity to write this testimonial while still completing my program. I first came across NACPT at a career college fair while attending university. In my last year of completing B.Sc, I obtained early acceptance to NACPT with a scholarship. This school stood out to me because of the many types of programs they offered which cover multiple areas of the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to fast-track, hands-on training, I was able to connect with industry professionals who effectively guided me on my career path. With the tools support and interview preparation NACPT provided me with, I was able to obtain a full-time position with a established CRO half-way through program completion I highly recommend this program to anyone that needs industry based knowledge in working in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada, especially recent graduates and international students who need Canadian experience. NACPT is a school that puts its students first and prioritizes helping every student succeed in whatever career they choose to pursue within this industry, Year 2014.
NACPT was the key to connecting my educational and professional background with the Pharmaceutical environment in Toronto. Specific details concerning professional training, documentation, regulations and hands-on techniques like HPLC and GC, were determinant to find a job. Absolutely yes, I recommend any professional newcomer in Toronto interested in Pharmaceutical jobs to join NACPT. My current position in Sanofi Pasteur is thanks to all that NACPT contributed to my professional formation, Year 2015.
If you follow this program, it’s really worth it, because we get full knowledge of pharmaceutical industry technical words and procedures. You will shine in your interviews , especially GMP and GDP. I got the information about the NACPT in job fair. My background is food chemistry, so, I learned lot of information in here, especially pharmaceutical technical words and analysis. Laboratory practices more important in Pharma industry, but we got lot valuable information from here because, my dean is very friendly with helping mentality. So students, if you choose this institution, you will have a bright future, Year 2014.
– B.Sc., Post Graduate Pharma QA & QC, MBA / TECH
Rathi Param is the president / founder of the NACPT Pharma College, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), and Validation Tech Inc. Rathi earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from University Ottawa, MBA in Technology from the University of Phoenix and Post Graduate Pharmaceutical QA & QC Certification from SRN Institute.