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GDocP: How to Write Effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (ELM-126)

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.
CPD Accredited TrainingCatalog: Good Documentation Practices.
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PRICE: USD $199.00

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

Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. Biopharma Institute ReviewsThis course has been designed for anyone who wants to learn more about writing effective Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs specifically within the highly regulated life science industry. The course will not only serve those people working in the life science sector but also to other organizations operating a quality management system.
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.

GDocP: How to Write Effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) course is included in the following Professional Certification Programs:

Good Documentation Practices (GDocP) Professional Certification: 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


Learning objectives
Who should take this course?
Course modules

Regulatory Requirements
What is a standard operating system
Regulatory requirements
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
GLP in the US
GLP in the US - Part 1
GLP in the US - Part 2
GLP in the US - Part 3
SOP requirements for ISO 17025
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) - Continued
SOP requirements for ISO 9001
Summary of regulatory requirements for SOPs

Contents of a Standard Operating Procedure
Equipment, materials and tools
Warnings and safety information
Glossary of terms
Roles and responsibilities
Procedure - List format
Procedure - Paragraph format
Policies, guidelines and references
Revision history
Sign off
SOP life cycle
Stage 1: Initiation
Stage 2: Drafting the new SOP
Stage 2: Drafting the new SOP - continued
Stage 3: Reviewing the SOP
Stage 4: Approval of SOP
Stage 5: Revision of SOPs - Part 1
Stage 5: Revision of SOPs - Part 2
Stage 6: Decommissioning of SOPs

Control and Management of Standard Operating Procedures
The requirements
Control of paper SOPs
Control of SOPs using electronic document management systems (EDMS)
Numbering of Standard Operating Procedures - Part 1
Numbering of Standard Operating Procedures - Part 2
Numbering of Standard Operating Procedures - Part 3
SOP training


Final Assessment



Skill Level:

This training program has been developed to train employees with Basic Knowledge of Good Documentation Practices (GDocP).

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