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Equip Val: Introduction to Risk Based Equipment Qualification (ELM-121)

Certification Training
Method of Training: Online / Self-paced eLearning.
Credits: 0.1 CPD Credits.
Duration: ~60 minutes.
Self-paced Training: 24/7 access to course.
Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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PRICE: USD $199.00

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Biopharma Institute LogoTraining Program: Equip Val: Introduction to Risk Based Equipment Qualification
Training Provided By: Biopharma Institute

Schedule: Self-paced. Immediate access to training materials upon ordering.

Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. Biopharma Institute ReviewsThis course describes how to assess the risks to product quality in the event of a functional failure of equipment used in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment. The risk based qualification assessment describes the qualification steps (Risk Assessment, Design, Installation, Operational and Performance Qualification etc.) required to qualify the equipment in order mitigate that risk.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with passing score within a 90-day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

Equip Val: Introduction to Risk Based Equipment Qualification course is included in the following Professional Certification Programs:

Equipment Qualification for Professionals: Review the individual courses included in this program (see below) for program descriptions and outlines. This online training program includes immediate access after enrollment. Username, password, and instru ... Learn more


Course Introduction
Course Overview
Course Objectives

Module 1
The Starting Line

Terms Explained
Benefits of Equipment Qualification
US Regulatory Compliance
European Regulations

Module 2
Equipment Qualification Planning

Equipment Qualification Process
Qualification Planning
Master Validation Plans
Qualification Need Assessment
Risk Classification
Direct Impact
Indirect Impact
No Impact
Impact Based Qualification Activities
Direct Impact Documentation
Indirect Impact Documentation
Master Validation Plan Listing

Module 3
Risk Tools

User Requirement Specification (URS)
Risk Assessment
What is Risk?
What is Risk Management?
Risk Management Tools
Risk Management Tools Cont'd
HACCP - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
HAZOP - Hazard Operability Analysis
FTA - Fault Tree Analysis
PHA - Preliminary Hazard Analysis
Quality Risk Management Tool Selection
Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)
So What is Expected During Regulatory Inspections?
Step 1: Risk Detection/Identification
Step 2 is Risk Analysis
Step 3 is Risk Evaluation
Risk Evaluation Methods - Quantitative Method
Risk Evaluation Methods - Qualitative Method
The Hybrid Method
Severity & Probability
Risk Control
Risk Assessment Table
Risk Communication
Risk Review

Module 4
Qualification Phases

FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing)
SAT (Site Acceptance Testing)
Equipment Design Qualification (DQ)
DQ Review Documents
Installation Qualification (IQ)
Documents to Analyze During IQ Review
Pre-conditions for IQ Execution
Equipment Operational Qualification (OQ)
OQ and Commissioning
Pre-Conditions for OQ Execution:
Equipment Performance Qualification (PQ)
Pre-conditions for PQ execution:
Change Control


Final Exam



Skill Level:

This training program has been developed to train employees with Intermediate Knowledge of Equipment Qualification.

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