Cleaning Validation Principles

Type: Classroom Training Course
Level: Intermediate
Level: Advanced
Date Location Country Instructor(s)
9-10 November 2010 Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL
USA Becky Brewer
21-22 February 2011 Tampa Conference
Tampa, FL
USA Becky Brewer
9-10 March 2011 San Francisco, California USA Becky Brewer


As cleaning technology and detection methodology advance, so do the challenges associated with establishing, managing, and maintaining a scientifically sound cleaning validation program. FDA's risk-based regulatory initiatives focus new attention on the risks of cross-contamination. The solution is to understand life cycle management techniques for an effective cleaning validation program.
This course will cover elements of a cleaning validation program from start to finish, exploring such concepts as the determination of residues to be targeted, selection of analytical and sampling methods, determination of appropriate limits in various pharmaceutical and biotechnology processes, and establishment of scientific rationales acceptable to regulatory inspectors. For mature cleaning validation programs, concepts such as understanding process control, capability, learning to effectively self-audit a cleaning validation program, and documentation will be essential takeaways.
This course contains knowledge related to the CPIP™ technical knowledge competency element Facilities and Equipment. For complete information concerning the knowledge elements or the CPIP Credential, please visit

Course Modules

  • Developing, Deploying and Maintaining
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Fundamentals of Cleaning Validation
  • Master Plans
  • Equipment Characterization
  • SOP Development
  • Selecting Residues, Developing and Maintaining Limits
  • Methods Validation and Recovery Studies
  • Engineering Studies and Cycle Development
  • Creating Cleaning Validation Protocols
  • Collecting and Testing Validation Samples
  • Validation Reports

Take Back to Your Job

  • Identify and characterize potential residues including product, processing aids, cleaning agents, and adventitious agents
  • Apply appropriate analytical methodology for selected residues
  • Determine suitable sampling techniques and the selection of sampling locations that present a challenge for the cleaning process
  • Calculate residue limits that meet all necessary regulatory requirements
  • Create scientifically sound rationales, validation protocols, and reports
  • Manage the challenges of multi-product facilities in the establishment of limits, determination of validation strategies, and maintaining the validated state
  • Understand campaign-based production strategies for effective and scientifically sound validation
  • Differentiate the requirements for cleaning validation when using manual, semi-automatic, and automatic cleaning technologies
  • Determine scientific grouping or bracketing approaches
  • Comprehend the pitfalls inherent in cleaning after the production of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical products
  • Accomplish analytical method validation and recovery study requirements in cost-effective studies that provide the necessary assurance of an analytical system
  • Evaluate cleaning practices, limit calculations, scientific rationales, and validation documents through internal self-audits to ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory needs
  • Practice hands-on exercises designed to reinforce core competencies and job-focused skills

Attendance Suggested For

  • Professionals responsible for all aspects of cleaning validation programs, including development, deployment, and maintenance
  • Quality assurance specialists, quality control technicians, regulatory affairs professionals, pharmacologists and toxicologists, validation scientists, and validation service personnel
  • Manufacturing supervisors, technical support personnel, and engineers responsible for evaluating cleaning systems, reviewing equipment, and supporting the cleaning validation program on the plant floor
  • All levels of management who need to understand the science of cleaning and cleaning validation including the aspects of residue selection, sampling method and analytical detection method validation, limits determination, and strategies for managing multi-product facilities

Continuing Education Units 

ISPE will provide continuing education units (ISPE CEUs) for all North American seminars and courses, including educational programming at the ISPE Annual Meeting. CEUs are nationally recognized units of achievement designed for those individuals continuing their education in their chosen field or profession.
Delegates attending European seminars and courses will receive a Certificate of Attendance, as ISPE CEUs are currently not offered at European events. Verification of CEUs is based on attendance as well as satisfactory completion of all evaluation materials. Statements of credit will be sent via email within four weeks of evaluation materials. One hour of education programming equals 0.1 ISPE CEU credits.

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