The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, Inc. (CfPIE) And ClearPoint Launch Online Compliance Training Platform For The Life Sciences Industry

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The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, Inc. (CfPIE), the global leader in pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech training for life science professionals, in partnership with ClearPoint - the global authority on interactive health education for the life sciences industry - have developed an unrivaled suite of online compliance training courses that combine top-quality content and user convenience.

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With the streamlining of the industry, and the increasing stringency of FDA and international regulations, firms are left with difficult choices when training their staff says Mark Mazzie, Managing Director of CfPIE.

The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, Inc. (CfPIE), the global leader in pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech training for life science professionals, in partnership with ClearPoint - the global authority on interactive health education for the life sciences industry - have developed an unrivaled suite of online compliance training courses that combine top-quality content and user convenience.

CfPIE has launched the following five online course titles initially, and will add several more over the coming months:

  •     Introduction to Biostatistics for Non-Statisticians
  •     Introduction to Validation of Computer Systems
  •     Introduction to Clinical Project Management
  •     Introduction to Marketing, Advertising and Promotion of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  •     Introduction to Drug Development

Unlike most online training, CfPIE’s on-demand courses combine unparalleled interactivity, knowledge checks and real-life case studies. Expert avatars appear throughout each course to provide timely feedback, and a final assessment allows users to measure what they have learned. Additionally, CfPIE utilizes proprietary DocuLearn™ technology, which produces a printable summary of the course complete with the user’s personalized notes, answers to reflection questions, a glossary of terms, helpful job aids and much more. DocuLearn™ also serves as valuable documentation of training.

Online Training Courses are 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant

Furthermore, all courses reside on a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant Learning Management System (LMS) and are available as individual courses or can be customized and delivered at an enterprise level for groups, sites or entire firms. Each online course is SCORM compliant, allowing them to reside on any internal LMS.

CfPIE’s new online pharmaceutical training courses fit under their new “Total Learning™” model, which allows learners to choose the training method which is right for them. “Total Learning™” includes online courses, classroom courses and “blended learning,” which combines the convenience of online training with the detail of the classroom. The pinnacle of the “Total Learning™” experience is a full industry-recognized professional certification, of which CfPIE offers nine certification programs.

“With the streamlining of the industry, and the increasing stringency of FDA and international regulations, firms are left with difficult choices when training their staff.” says Mark Mazzie, Managing Director of CfPIE. “While traditional classroom training offers robust content and the ability to interact, many firms do not have the budget to send people off-site. Conversely, more affordable online training options have been sorely lacking in quality…often consisting of nothing more than a glorified slide deck presentation. CfPIE’s ‘Total Learning™’ concept has flexible learning options for all needs and budgets, offering the highest quality and the best overall value.”

It was the recognition of these shortcomings in online course quality that led CfPIE to ClearPoint, who, with over 1,000 implementations in ten years, holds a solid track record of learning technology solutions developed specifically for adult learners in highly regulated industries.

As ClearPoint CEO Philip McCrea explains, “Matching our expertise in learning technology solutions with CfPIE’s industry-leading content enables us to keep pace with the needs of today’s learners in order to improve overall business performance, and protect the best interests of life sciences companies. Moreover, through this new breed of online compliance training, organizations can easily, and instantly, add a broad range of much-needed education to their enterprises without incurring any capital investments and with zero conflicts to their existing technology infrastructures.”

For more information, visit http://www.cfpie.com to view a brief online course demo, and read more about training options.

About The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, Inc. (CfPIE):

The Center for Professional Innovation & Education, Inc. (CfPIE) is the global leader in accredited training for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device and Skin/Cosmetics personnel. Leading industry experts conduct over 270 public courses and an equal amount of customized on-site training programs annually. Class sizes are limited to ensure individual needs are fully addressed. From discovery through commercialization, CfPIE has the training curriculum to advance your staff, keep your firm compliant and improve your bottom line. For more information about CfPIE’s full suite of training products, please visit http://www.cfpie.com.

About ClearPoint:

ClearPoint, a global authority in interactive health education, provides learning solutions to the world’s leading life sciences companies. With more than 1,000 successful implementations in ten years, the company creates on-demand, multi-channel tools to enable sales, marketing, and compliance professionals to grow their brands, increase clinical competencies, comply with regulations, and enhance relationships with health care providers.

The global ClearPoint team of 175 employees has its headquarters in Hoboken, N.J. and operates from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information about ClearPoint, please visit: http://www.clearpointlearning.com

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