CfPIE Announces New Certification Track for Skin Care and Cosmetics Professionals

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Cosmetics courses detail FDA compliance standards, industry best practices, market trends and consumer needs.

The Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE) today announced that it has expanded its offerings to include a new certification track—Skin/Cosmetic Certified Professional (SCCP) for those in the skin care and cosmetics industries engaged in manufacturing, research, and product development. SCCP certification provides a unique opportunity to stay up-to-date on best practices and market trends while remaining compliant in an ever changing industry with arduous consumer demands.

Among the selection of skin and cosmetics training courses:

Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Around the World. Rigorous adherence to good manufacturing practice minimizes the risk of adulteration or misbranding of cosmetics. This course outlines the international development and harmonization of cosmetic good manufacturing practices with detailed discussion in key areas of concern ranging from the facilities to personnel to material control to corrective/preventative measures and record-keeping.

A Step-by-Step Guide to US Cosmetic Regulation. Today's consumer product companies face a tremendous task of bringing newer, better products into the market within a much shorter time frame. A successful market entry strategy often incorporates complex configuration of consumer trend analysis, scientific know-how, efficiency in product development and supply chain management.

Dermal Product Development. Throughout the design, one must become familiar with the fundamentals of skin structure, its pharmacology and possible delivery approaches. The understanding of formulation’s physical properties and ways of measuring these properties are essential aspects to learn. Becoming familiar with both, one can extrapolate the possible interactions between a topically applied formulation and the skin as a viable organ. This can allow for optimization of development.

Claim Substantiation for Topical Products. The FDA and the FTC are carefully watching cosmetic products for non-substantiated misleading claims. If the claim is indeed misleading the consumer and results in the purchase of a product that will not deliver its promised benefit, it becomes an immediate matter of concern to regulatory agencies. With the cosmetic industry striving to produce safer products, scientific resources should be focused on better testing products for their activity on the skin while meeting all product claims.

Other course topics include biomarkers in skin care, ingredient safety, drug delivery, formulations development, skin inflammation, and transdermal delivery.

CfPIE certifications involve no additional costs, above and beyond standard course fees. Each program gives candidates the flexibility to tailor coursework to their unique professional needs by choosing three core courses and one elective course from any of the 80 instructional courses offered by CfPIE.

About CfPIE

The Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE) is the global leader in professional training for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and skin/cosmetics segments of the Life Sciences industry. CfPIE offers more than 350 class sessions annually across 80 course titles. Multiple learning formats—classroom, customized on-site presentation and certification program—provide individuals and companies versatile choices for improving personal skills, maintaining regulatory compliance, and creating opportunities for career advancement. Small class sizes and industry-active course directors promote a dynamic learning environment with excellent student-to-teacher interaction.

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