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Course Details

Pharmaceutical Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Training Course

Course Area

Medical Devices

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Fee

USD $1400.00

Early Bird Price*

USD $1300.00

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Course Details

Given the necessity of scaling manufacturing of existing products and developing more specialized, patient-centric drugs, the pharmaceutical industry is expanding into new markets. This market shift highlights the requirement to set up new warehouse sites or set up new logistics supply relationships. Therefore, the industry must ensure in parallel that individuals are upskilled to the GDP principles – it is paramount now more than ever.

The course is designed to provide you with general knowledge of pharmaceutical GDP, the regulatory environment and the impact through market authorization, distribution, and lifecycle of pharmaceutical products.

Practical activities throughout the day will give you the opportunity to raise awareness on GDP guideline and gain outline knowledge on pharmaceutical GDP regulators and best practices, so that the understandings can be utilized in the workplace on completion of the course.

Course Aim

This course will provide learnings about the key aspects of GDP for pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, secondary packagers, logistics firms and distributors of pharmaceutical products.

You will gain an understanding of the key aspects of GDP for pharmaceutical industry and how to maintain compliance in the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

How will I benefit?

This course will help you to:

  • Gain fundamental knowledge of pharmaceutical GDP, the regulator(s) and related good practices (GxP)
  • Apply the fundamental principles within your pharmaceutical distribution related role

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the distribution chain and common related issues
  • Direct pharmaceutical product, compliance and commercial impacts from poor distribution practices
  • Describe pharmaceutical good distribution practice (GDP) versus good storage practice (GSP)
  • The main Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) GDP guideline sections
  • The general requirements of each PIC/S GDP guideline sections
  • Who should attend?

    The course is ideal for anyone in a role within an organization that distributes pharmaceutical medicines or involved in such services or materials (raw materials, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), filters, packaging materials or consumables). This may involve logistics supply chains, including warehousing, transportation, distribution or wholesalers, secondary-packers and labelers.


    1 day

    How will I learn?

    Our high impact, accelerated learning approach increases learning by improving knowledge retention and skill application. This course is presentation and activity-based, resulting in a deeper understanding of the material and a greater impact on job performance.

    What will I gain?

    On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate.


    There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but it would be advantageous to have some previous experience within the pharmaceutical supply-chain.

    Further Information

    Detailed course notes are provided.

    Related Training

    Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Training Course

    Course Materials

    Soft Copy: You will receive an email prior to the course with instructions on how to access the online Student Handbook, which can be viewed, downloaded or printed.

    NOTE: Copies of the standards are not included in the class fee.

    BSI will make reasonable efforts to have loaner copies available for use during the class, but students are encouraged to have their own copy. Soft copies of the digital loaner standard cannot be printed or downloaded.

    Course Logistics

    If your class is Live Online:

    • Students need to connect to the class from any internet accessible location.
    • Webcam and Microphone are REQUIRED.
    • ALL course times shown are US EASTERN TIME.

    If your class is In-person :

    • You are encouraged to bring a laptop with you to class.
    • Please bring a picture ID such as a driver's license, passport, or work badge to class for verification purposes.

    *Session lengths could vary depending on amount of class discussion.

    Live Online Classes

    Certified, convenient, and interactive, with no travel costs.

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