Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) Training And Much More!

Over the years, we’ve fielded many questions revolving around the Florida Certified Designated Representative license. Of chief interest, is how to go about preparing for the State of Florida Certified Designated Representative Laws & Rules Examination.

I’ve invited Dr. Sharon B. Roberts* (an expert in the regulatory realm of pharmaceuticals and wholesale drug distribution, and founder of CDR Resource Center) to share some thoughts and introduce the services that CDR Resource Center can provide:

  • Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) laws and rules examination preparation
  • Consulting expertise in prescription drug regulations and wholesale distribution compliance

Online Florida CDR Training By CDR Resource Center – Automated Online Training & Testing

All Prescription Drug Wholesale Distributors (including virtual BROKER -ONLY), companies that are seeking to do business in or with the State of Florida, are required to have a full-time Florida licensed Certified Designated Representative, (CDR). To become a FL licensed CDR a candidate must pass a laws and rules exam administered by the State of Florida. CDR Resource Center has been training FL CDR candidates for over 12 years for the very difficult State exam.

Training for the State exam is offered in three ways:

  1. CDR Resource Center offers online virtual training allowing the candidate to study at their own pace from any computer. The virtual training consists of 15 modules of educational and study materials, 100s of sample test questions and timed mock 40 question final exam. Register for FREE on our website – Try a quick FREE sample of the module style online training.
  2. For the student who would prefer a live instructor, CDR Resource Center offers an 8 hour Webex with a live trainer. The live training includes a bound law and rules manual, a pre-test, 7 hours of lecture and a post-test. The live training can be purchased online in the Compliance Consulting section of the cdrresourcecenter.com.
  3. For the candidate who has taken the State exam already and does not want to take a full course, we offer hourly consulting. Bring us all your questions and purchase as much time as you’d like. We can discuss your questions and point you to the correct answers.

Additional CDR Resource Center Services

CDR Resource Center also provides state licensing support for the drug industry. Our company’s licensing support services is unique to the industry allowing companies to pay as they go with no upfront onboarding fees or contracts.

*About Our Guest Blogger – Sharon B. Roberts

Sharon Roberts, PharmD, JD, CDR

Sharon Roberts, PharmD, JD, CDR

Sharon Roberts, PharmD, JD, CDR has over 25 years in the Pharmaceutical industry as a Registered Pharmacist and practicing Florida lawyer. She then became licensed as a Certified Designated Representative (CDR) and worked for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Drug, Device and Cosmetics Program of the State of Florida where she was a State Inspector/Drug Agent inspecting businesses involved in the manufacture, purchase, storage and sale of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, devices and cosmetics. As part of this experience she became intimately familiar with the Florida Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. The contents of this Act are the basis of the studies required to become a State Certified Designated Representative (CDR). Combining all her experience, she founded CDR Resource Center which offers over 25+ years of experience in the regulatory realm of pharmaceuticals and wholesale drug distribution.

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California Exemptee Training – for home medical device retailers

California Exemptee Training – SkillsPlus International Inc.

About Our Class:

  1. This course is $525 per student.
  2. This course is accepted by the California Department of Public Health – Food and Drug Branch.
  3. This is a web class. After completing registration, check your email for the URL for the class and the enrollment key. If you do not see the email after 10 minutes, check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder.
  4. Students review pre-recorded presentations covering the required content for certification.
  5. Following each presentation the student takes the final exam. Students may review the content of any section as many times as they want. Students may take the exam for each section as many times as needed to get a passing score (85%). Students get instant feedback on test performance.
  6. When you pass all the topic exams, click on the appropriate link at the bottom of the page, to request the documentation appropriate for the agency the student is applying to.
  7. Training Certificates for Exemptees are sent to the address provided at the end of the course via FedEx Express Service every Monday morning, unless a different schedule is indicated in the web room entry page. Oftentimes we send out certificates on a daily basis.
  8. The class is $525 per student when registered through Cvent, a secure online booking service. There are no additional fees unless you choose to add FedEx Overnight Delivery, or lose or misplace your certificates and need reprints.

Objectives:

The applicant must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Dangerous drugs and devices
  2. Distribution of controlled substances
  3. USP Storage conditions
  4. The safe storage and handling of home medical devices
  5. Quality Control Systems
  6. Prescription terminology

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California Designated Representative Training Programs by SkillsPlus International Inc. –  Board Approved – for wholesalers, 3PL, reverse distributors

  • Approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy
  • Earns a Board-recognized training affidavit
  • Online training classroom available 24 x 7
  • More than 6,000 students have taken our state license-related courses
  • Offered continuously since 2002

California Designated Representative Online Training. Three (3) distinct courses for:

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Here comes drug importation – Pharmaceutical Commerce

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California HMDR Exemptee Online Training Certification Course

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  • For home medical device retailers (HMDR)
  • Accepted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Food and Drug Branch
  • Earns a course completed training certificate accepted by the CDPH to include with your HMDR Exemptee license application

California HMDR Exemptee Online Training Certification Course

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“The increased demand for CPAPs and disposables creates opportunities for home medical equipment (HME) and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers. But a word of caution: The supplier can have no involvement with a home sleep test (HST) administered to a patient covered by Medicare fee-for-service (FFS).”

“In short, Medicare will not pay ABC for the CPAP if ABC is the provider of the sleep test. That term is defined as “the individual or entity that directly or indirectly administers and/or interprets the sleep test and/or furnishes the sleep test device used to administer the sleep test.””

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California Designated Representative Online Training for Drug/Device Wholesalers

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