Advanced Safety Compliance for Pharmacists Certificate

Program Overview

The Advanced Safety Compliance for Pharmacists certificate builds upon the Medication Safety Certificate to focus on compliance with best practice standards and guideline from the  National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA).


This practical and applied certificate focuses on risk mitigation and quality management for compounding pharmacists.  You will have the opportunity to incorporate real world case studies and situations to demonstrate NAPRA standards and guidelines application for safe medication practice, monitoring and evaluation.

The 4-hour certificate is designed for working professionals and is delivered fully online using a hybrid format (2 hours of live webcasts and 2 hours of self-directed learning). At the end of the program, you will earn a certificate of completion.

This certificate can be taken as a stand alone certificate or as part of the learning pathway for the Medication Safety Professional Certificate (coming soon - please check back for more details).

How You Will Benefit:

  • Learn from a recognized field expert on quality compounding standards
  • Gain confidence to implement NAPRA standards at your pharmacy to mitigate risks and improve quality of care

What You Will Learn:

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  •  apply NAPRA standards to eliminate types of risks inherent to sterile and non-sterile compounding.
  • recognize and articulate types of risk in aseptic compounding
  • demonstrate safe medication practice, monitoring and evaluation.

Who Should Take This Program:

  • Pharmacy professionals interested in increasing their knowledge and skill set in medication safety and NAPRA compliance.
  • Current patient/medication safety or quality/risk managers seeking a deeper understanding of their role and responsibilities.
  • Clinicians interested in learning about medication safety.

If you are unsure whether you meet the minimum requirements, please inquire at 416 736 2100 ext 22170 or

Program Content

This program is designed for working professionals and delivered fully online in a hybrid format (Live webcasts and self-directed).

The program will cover topics such as:

  • Retail and Compound Pharmacy Risk Mitigation & Quality Management
  • Types of Risk in Aseptic Compounding:
    -Environmental Risk
    -Technological Risk
    -Procedural Risk
    -Personnel Risk
    -Patient Risk
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • NAPRA Standards for Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding


  • Regulated Pharmacy Professional or Health Care Professional

Not listed here and want to take the program? Contact us for more information at 416 736 2100 ext 22170 or


Bette Krasnoff- BSC. PHARM.,B.COMM. 


An acknowledged leader with an extensive and accomplished consulting background Bette Krasnoff is an early leader in the home infusion industry in Canada, having held several corporate positions. As Vice President, Pharmacy at Calea, Bette was committed to high-level, hands-on service to customers and patients. She has a consistent record of developing innovative solutions to complex infusion pharmacy operations, exceeding expectations, and forging long-term relationships. Renowned for her high-energy collaborative management style, Bette has conducted numerous studies, audits and change management initiatives for a wide range of healthcare organizations from coast to coast.

Bette’s expertise includes all aspects of the sterile compounding practice such as facility design, SOP development, training, quality systems and compliance auditing. As VP, Pharmacy, she established best practices in both clinical and operational services. In 2012, she designed and qualified a new state-of-the-art pharmacy compounding facility in Hamilton, Ontario. This was one of the first GMP designed compounding pharmacies in Canada. She has worked with microbiologists in developing environmental and personnel monitoring programs that surpass NAPRA guidelines.

Patient safety is a primary focus for Bette. Her expertise in medication safety and continuous improvement are vital in the high-risk and complex practice of sterile pharmacy compounding. Bette led the patient safety committee for Calea during Accreditation Canada and implemented many safety standards. She worked closely with Calea’s quality assurance department and instilled a strong and sustained safety culture in the organization. Bette led many compliance audits such as regulatory, corporate, ISO and Accreditation Canada.

Certificate of Completion

At the end of the program, you will earn a certificate of completion.

Certificates are issued on completion of all mandatory requirements ( please make sure to review all of them) approximately two weeks after the program.

Please note in order to receive a certificate of completion you must have attended the program dates and/or achieve the learning objectives of your program as determined by the instructor. For more information please review our Program Policies Disclaimer.

Optional: This program is also part of the learning pathway for the Medication Safety Professional Certificate (coming soon - please check back for more details).

Funding Sources

Please note that these funding sources below are listed here for your information only. York University or HLLN does not directly provide this funding or apply for grants.

Nursing Education Initiative

Nurses taking this program may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500 from the Education Initiative offered through the RNAO. You do NOT have to be an RNAO member to apply for the funding. Please visit the RNAO website, Education Funding, for more details

The Allied Health Professional Development Fund

Allied Health professionals taking this Workshop may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500 from the Allied Health Professional Development Fund offered through HealthForce Ontario. Please visit the HealthForce Ontario website for more details

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant can be used to purchase training for your employees. York University/The Health Leadership & Learning Network is an eligible training provider and the grant can be applied to all of our offerings and for in-house training.
You can apply at any time. Employers can apply for one employee or for a large group of employees
If you are an employee or employer and would like more information visit:

Please note: Not all employers are eligible to apply, please consult the Canada-Ontario Job Grant website for more details.

Second Career

The Second Career program through Employment Ontario provides financial support for skills training needed for jobs in demand. You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs including tuition, books, transportation, basic living expenses and child care.
You qualify for Second Career when:
• you have been laid off and have not been working
• you have been laid off and are working a temporary job just to cover costs
• you are receiving Employment Insurance (EI), or have in the past, you can still apply
To apply to Second Career, you have to work with an employment services agency. Training occupations must demonstrate evidence of good employment prospects in your local labour market. For more information, visit: