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California Designated Representative Certification Course

By SkillsPlus International Inc.

New - iPad ready! - Welcome to the SkillsPlus International Inc. CA Designated Representative training support center. SkillsPlus International Inc. is a long running provider of training to drug wholesalers. Since 2002, SkillsPlus International Inc. has provided up-to-date training for drug wholesalers. This page provides information specific to the California Designated Representative certification course. For those seeking two certifications, this course also meets the requirements for the California Exemptee.

California requires drug and device wholesalers to retain on-site, a California-licensed pharmacist or Designated Representative to conduct their business. The pharmacist or Designated Representative must be physically present during all hours of operation. This course is recommended by the California Board of Pharmacy as it meeting training requirements for the Board of Pharmacy and covers the following topics.

  • California Code of Regulations
  • Business and Professions Code
  • Prescription Drug Laws
  • Controlled Substances
  • USP Storage Conditions
  • Quality Control Systems
  • Health and Safety Code

To meet this requirement, we offer a web-based, self-study class and the final exam for this certification. The class is fast, to the point, and has helped thousands of potential California Designated Representatives get licensed.

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Frequent Questions: Interactive FAQ

1. Why is your class only Web Based? All students have a need to complete their class on their schedule. Taking this course is not just checking something off the to-do list. You really need to know these rules. Students can only absorb so much in an all day class. Our approach allows students to break up study time to match each individual person's attention span. Students get constant reinforcement informing them about what they really know.

Some need to complete the class overnight and others have lots of time. Our class is available 24/7/365 with uptime at 99+%. This allows students to attend to their business by day and study by night. PREVIEW SEGMENT

2. Do I have to complete this class all at one time? No you may come and go as often as you like. The presentations are pre-recorded and usually remember where you left off.
3. Do I have to finish in a specific amount of time?  No, you may take all the time you need to complete this class. Most people complete this class faster than one day. Some students take the course in the evening so as to not interfere with work schedules.
4. Are there Practice Exams? The exams in the course are the exams for completion of the training. You do not need to go anywhere to any other exam. Current average grade of students 94.13%. A passing grade of 85% is needed. 
5. Is there a handout? Yes, when you enter the "Internet Training Room" there is a link to download and print the handout.
6. Am I guaranteed to pass the exam? We will work with you until you do pass this exam. Our students mostly pass on the first attempt. Some may need to try a second time. There is no additional fee for retaking exams.
7. What if I have questions about content? If something does not make sense or you need clarification, please call our office, we are happy to spend the time with you reviewing confusing issues.
8. How do I get the Training Declaration that I need to have SkillsPlus sign as a part of my application? When you complete the course you must submit your request for training documentation (at the very bottom of the Internet Training Room) and that prompts us to complete and mail your training declaration.
9. I need my declaration right away. Can you help? Yes, give us a call and if at all possible we can FedEx the Training Declaration to you overnight. This is dependent on all exams completed with an 85%, payment received, the training documentation request completed correctly, and available staff qualified to sign the documentation. Give us a call at 415.948.5220.
10. How long does this class take? This class takes from 4-8 hours of study depending on your speed of retention.
11. Where is the class held? Our class is offered on line. No need to travel to any other location or interfere with your work schedule.
12. What if I have trouble with the technology? There are two ways to gain technical support. You can always call our office at 415.948.5220 and speak to someone directly. Alternatively, we maintain a technical support blog for 24/7 support issues. 
13. What is covered in the course? All of the requirements for the California Designated Representative.
14. What technology do I need to view these programs? Adobe Flash Player 10.
15. How do I now if I have flash Player on my computer? Click here to test your PC. This test does not make any changes to your computer. Flash Player Test
16. How do I get the last version of Flash Player for free? Download Flash Player for Free. Free Flash Player.
17. Where do I get the State Application form? Application
18. I have more questions. How can I get answers? Call 415.948.5220 and ask for Allan
19. I want to enroll now. How do I do that? Click here to enroll.
20. I have been told that I need to complete refresher training. How can you help me?  We offer refresher training to our students of record only. Our refresher class is $150. Click to download a credit card authorization.
21. I want to print this page. Click here to print the above information.
22. I need California Designated Representative forms. Click Here
23. I need California Exemptee forms. Click Here
24. What are the training requirements from the Department of Health? Click Here
25. I need help writing my company's procedure manual. Where can I get some help? Click here for our class on Writing Procedures for Drug and Device Wholesalers
26. What is the status of fingerprints? Need to know the status of your fingerprint scan at the FBI? Call the FBI Fingerprinting office in West Virginia. The applicant for the scan must be the one to call. Call 304.625.5590.

Request Fingerprint Cards from the State

27. I need to get fingerprint cards. Call the State or give us a call. We have the cards. 415.948.5220
28. I am drug manufacturer. Do I need a Designated Representative?
  1. Drug Manufacturers no longer need a Designated Representative if you are under the authority of the Food and Drug Branch and the Food and Drug Administration or licensed pursuant to Section 111615 of the Health and Safety Code. You are referred to 4160(e).
  2. If you are a drug manufacturer, you will apply for an Exemptee license with the Department of Public Health. Click here to learn about our Exemptee training course.
  3. 4169(a) States that an entity may not purchase, sell, trade, or transfer dangerous drugs and devices.

  4. 4169(d) States that this does not apply to certain pharmaceutical manufacturers licensed by the FDA or by the State Department of Health Services. 

29. I am a distribution center at a different location than my license holder manufacturer. Am I covered under their exemption? No, separate distribution centers need a license and a Designated Representative. 
30. I do not have the one-year of paid lawful experience. How can I get certified? You will need to wait until you get the one year of experience.
31. I am starting a company and do not have one-year of paid lawful experience. What can I do? Call Allan at 415.948.5220.
32. I have some experience but am not sure if it counts. Can you help me? Call Allan at 415.948.5220.
33. How much does this course cost? $525 per student.
34. I want to be a Veterinary Retailer Designated Representative. Does this course meet the 240 hours of training required? No, this course is an 8-hour courses intended for drug wholesalers.
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36. I need forms. Can you help?

California Board of Pharmacy forms site - Most forms

36. How do I create a profile for the class? Click to view this instructional video.

Designated Representative or Exemptee Certification - Learn the requirements of a Designated Representative or Exemptee for the State of California. This class meetings the requires for the State of California Designated Representatives and Exemptees. This is an on line self-study pre-recorded presentation with animation and text. Each presentation is followed by the final exam for that section of the class. This class that enables you to study from your home or office.

Class Duration: 4-8 Hours Depending on your speed at which you take tests.

Fee: 
$525

 

Writing Procedures: Drug and Device Wholesalers and HMDR's - Learn to write procedures quickly and thoroughly. Allan shares his experiences and techniques for writing procedures. This class is based on 30 years of experience writing procedures and teaching others to write them. This class is only for drug and device wholesalers, DME's and home medical device retailers. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians responsible for procedures in their firm may also benefit.

Class Duration: 90 Minutes

Students having completed the Des. Rep or Exemptee class prior to taking this class receive a 50% discount on this class.

Fee:
$250

 

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Class Duration: 28 Minutes Fee: 

For a prompt reply to requests and questions:  415.948.5220   |  allan.dewes@skillsplusinc.com   |   Fax: 954.566.5225

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