IQ OQ PQ Training Course. Learn Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) and Retrain for Starter Validation Roles

Learn Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ). Retrain Online for Starter Validation Roles

Develop your own Validation Protocols. Read P&IDs, Piping Isometrics &
Electrical Loop Drawings. Join a Validation or Qualification Team in Just 4 Months.
  • Build on Your Industry Experience and Start a High-Paying Career in Validation
  • Turn Your Practical Work Experience into an Advanced Certification
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 9th October
Price $2,999

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Learn Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ). Retrain for Starter Validation Roles

Develop your own Validation Protocols. Read P&IDs, Piping Isometrics & Electrical Loop Drawings. Join a Validation or Qualification Team in Just 4 Months.
Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course

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ESTIMATED SALARY
$35k to $80k
Based on US job data

ESTIMATED SALARY
€35k to €65k
Based on Irish job data

DURATION
1 Module over 15 Weeks
Study Online 15 hrs/week 

LEVEL
Beginner – Intermediate
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Wednesday 9th October
Class Starts: 17th October

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This Course is Right For You If;

  • You have years of practical work experience getting a new plant up and running and want to turn that into a Certification.

  • You want to take the First Steps to a High Paying Career in Validation.

  • You want end-of-week progress checks and follow-up by us to MAKE SURE you finish the course.

  • Delivered Part-Time online so you can learn from home (or anywhere). Study after the kids have gone to bed.

By the end of this program, you”ll be able to:

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This Course is Right For You If;

  • You have years of practical work experience getting a new plant up and running and want to turn that into an Advanced Certification

  • You want to take the First Steps to a High Paying Career in Validation

  • You want end-of-week progress checks and follow-up by us to MAKE SURE you finish the course.

  • Delivered Part-Time online so you can learn from home (or anywhere). Study after the kids have gone to bed.
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Entry Requirements

You are a:

  • Pipe-fitter/Plumber
  • Pipe Welder
  • Piping Supervisor 
  • Boiler Technician 
  • Electrician
  • Instrumentation Technician

OR

You have commissioning & qualification, quality, maintenance, engineering, science or manufacturing experience in:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Semiconductor
  • Contract Engineering Consultancies
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Mechanical or Electrical Construction
  • Plastics Manufacturing
  • Service Industries to the Above

OR

  • You have worked in a GMP Regulated Pharmaceutical or Medical Device manufacturing environment
    NOTE: You are exempt from the first 5 weeks of the program and get a price reduction.

Already Have Validation Experience?

If you already have some experience working in Validation and know how to populate a validation protocol, check out our academically accredited Pharmaceutical Validation Training Course for Senior Validation Roles.

So What Is Validation?

Validation creates a documented evidence trail (through rigorously checking and testing) to demonstrate that a system, procedure or process used in the production and testing of the pharmaceutical product maintains compliance at all stages and leads to a consistent and reproducible result.

A Validation Protocol is a written plan stating how validation will be conducted including test parameters, product characteristics, production equipment and decision points on what constitutes an acceptable result.

IQ OQ PQ or Installation QualificationOperational Qualification and Performance Qualification are 3 independent and documented procedures used together to check and test that a mechanical or software system is;

  • installed correctly
  • meets its design requirements and specifications
  • operates the way in which it was designed under load

Need More Detailed Information?

What are IQ, OQ and PQ?
IQ, OQ PQ Templates
Check out this link on Validation Technicians
Check out Validation Salaries

Watch this Video on a Validation Engineer’s Role!

For a great insight into validation roles from someone actually in the job, check out this video from the About Bioscience website, produced by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR).

What Kind of Roles Would I be Suitable For?

Depending on your current work experience, here are some of the typical roles you could retrain into and the expected salaries.

Validation Technician

This role would be more focused on production and process, plant environment, smaller projects and equipment upgrades. You would need to generate a lot more reports and would be process focussed, have more job security and opportunities for career progression.

Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course
  • Starting Salary: €30k to €36k
  • After 2 Years: €36k to €45k
  • After 5 Years: €45k to €50k

Validation Team Member

This role is more focused on working on capital projects, equipment focused, higher salary than Validation Technicians as there would be a lot of overtime associated with the role. You would also need to move to where the job located and you could be working away from home.

Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course
  • Starting Salary: €35k to €45k
  • After 2 Years: €40k to €55k
  • After 5 Years: €50k to €65k
Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course
  • Starting Salary: $40,800
  • After 2 Years: $51,000
  • After 5 Years: $61,200

Validation Team Member

Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course
  • Starting Salary: $54,400
  • After 2 Years: $68,000
  • After 5 Years: $81,600

What Does the Online Classroom Look Like?

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We use one centralized platform where you can log into your classroom. There you will get your weekly program materials and assignments, ask questions, reply to messages, and more.

Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, interactive activities and validation focused projects through our online platform, available to access 24/7.
Online programs can start off great, but staying motivated can be a challenge. So, we check your progress weekly to keep you on track and we’ll reach out to you by email or even by phone if you fall behind!
Because it’s online, there are no long commutes, traffic jams or crowded trains to deal with on the way to class. Study at home after the kids have gone to bed.
Your working schedules are unpredictable so we offer flexible delivery. Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the program.
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GetReskilled Success Stories

Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course

Regina McNamara

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“I Can Study Around Work and Family Commitments”

Studying online is working well for me as I study around work and family commitments.

I would recommend this course to anyone that wants a new career in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing industry.

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Mehmet Hascan

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“Material was Delivered in an Engaging, Interesting and Supportive Way”

The administration staff and lecturers at Getreskilled are first class and the course material was delivered in an engaging, interesting and supportive way.

I have now been working at Johnson and Johnson Vision Care as Validation Engineer in Limerick and I look forward to put what I have learned into practice.

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Sharon Egan

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“Structurally Well Planned with the Opportunity for Practical Application”

I found it to be interesting, structurally well planned with the opportunity for practical application of the course modules through various assignments.

I have worked in the Medical Device/Pharmaceutical and Food industries and found the course to be extremely relevant to all industries.

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Click below to learn how to develop test protocols for an equipment system and to read and interpret P&IDs.

Talk To Our Team

USA/World
Call Geraldine: +1 (617) 901 9268

Ireland
Call Sinead: +353 (0)21 2409016

Deliverd by an Industry Expert

Our Team

Dr. Joe Brady

Full-time Validation Lead and Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr. Joe Brady is full-time practicing Validation Lead and an assistant lecturer with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Joe is a certified trainer, and highly experienced in competency based training. He designs and prepares educational modules and full academic programs ranging from MSc, MEngSc. BSc, to Certificate level, for a range of academic institution.

He is also a supervisor for MSc/MEngSc and PhD theses. Joe has over seventeen years project experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in Ireland, Singapore, China, The Netherlands, France and the USA.

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Your 10 or 15 Week Class Schedule

NOTE: If you worked in a GMP Regulated Pharmaceutical or Medical Device manufacturing environment, you are exempt from the first 5 weeks of the program and get a price reduction. 

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  • Finished Medicinal Products
  • Focus on Patient Safety and Product Quality
  • ISO-9001 ‘Quality Management Systems — Requirements’
  • Product Quality and cGMP Practices
  • Process Validation
  • ASTM E2500 ‘Specification, Design & Verification of Manufacturing Systems’
  • PQ, OQ and IQ (Performance Qualification, Operational Qualification, Installation Qualification)
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Batch Organic Chemical Synthesis
  • User specification for a Reactor
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Tablet Manufacturing
  • Aseptic & Sterile Manufacturing
  • Purified Water Generation, Storage & Distribution
  • Clean Steam
  • Water for Injection, Storage and Distribution
  • Engineering Aspects of Cleaning
  • Chemistry Aspects of Cleaning
  • Steam Sterilization
  • HVAC for Non-Sterile Manufacturing
  • Cleanroom Layout
  • Design Documents Required for the Generation of Installation and Functional Tests
  • User specification for a Reactor
  • Equipment Configuration and Process Sequence for a Reactor
  • Generation of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • URS for Hot Detergent and Hot PUW Generation and Distribution Skid System
  • Equipment List
  • Instrument List
  • Inline Components List
  • Design Documents Required for the Generation of Installation and Functional Tests
  • User specification for a Reactor
  • Equipment Configuration and Process Sequence for a Reactor
  • Generation of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • URS for Hot Detergent and Hot PUW Generation and Distribution Skid System
  • Equipment List
  • Instrument List
  • Inline Components List
  • Protocol Content Part 1: Objective, System Description and Scope
  • System Impact Assessment
  • cGMP Testing Principles
  • Valves
  • Piping Line List
  • Testing Traceability Matrix for Equipment Systems
  • Protocol Content – Part 2: Responsibilities and Installation Testing
  • Minimum Elements of a Test Script
  • Good Documentation and Records Management
  • Component Level Impact Assessment – Part-1 Product Contact Components
  • Installation Test P&ID Walk-Down
  • Installation Test and Equipment Verification
  • Pumps
  • Piping Components
  • Piping Isometrics 2D P&ID and 3D CAD Images
  • Piping Isometrics and 3D CAD
  • Piping Material Traceability
  • Piping Tests
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Instrumentation Identification
  • Installation Test Piping Verification GMP-Checklist
  • Process Control
  • P&ID Instrument Identification
  • Input Output (1/O) List
  • Process Control Hardware Panels
  • Loop Signal Verification
  • Installation Test Instrument Verification
  • Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller (PID Controller)
  • Protocol Content – Part-3 Operational/Functional Testing
  • Component Level Impact Assessment – Part-2
  • Operational Testing Primary Functions GMP Checksheet
  • Testing Traceability Matrix for Equipment System Second Pass
  • User Requirement Specifications (URS)
  • Protocol Content – Part – 4: General Attachments
  • Protocol General Attachments
  • General Contents of a Validation Master Plan
  • Protocol Deviation Procedure
  • Change Control Procedure
  • Protocol Testing Template
  • Testing Traceability Matrix for Equipment System
  • Conclude List of Installation Tests
  • Conclude List of Functional Tests
  • Final Protocol Template Review
  • Write an IQ OQ PQ protocol for a Clean-in-Place system.
You will become familiar with a range of documents used in projects including piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), equipment specifications, instrument specifications, line lists, piping isometrics, 3D layouts, electrical and hardware control – panel diagrams, and wiring and loop diagrams. These design documents are used to generate IQ OQ PQ commissioning and qualification protocols.

You will also become familiar with:

  • User Requirement Specifications (URS)
  • cGMP impact-assessments
  • cGMP design reviews
  • Design Qualification (DQ) reports
  • Specification and testing traceability matrices
  • Typical testing IQ OQ PQ protocol templates
You will receive an end of course certificate from GetReskilled which along with others modules can build into an academic accreditation from the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) subject to the following criteria;

  • Passing a written or oral Exam on the materials.
  • The submission of all assessments and the end of module assignment.

Add On Program – 5-Week Advanced Career Coaching –  Open Your Eyes to Modern Job Hunting

This is a practical course, not a theoretical one. There is no “filler” content. Each and every task is specially designed to take you one step closer to the job you want in a structured way.

The course is assessed using a mock application for a real job advert. You’ll complete a 9-step application process simulation for a BioPharma/MedTech job, using the relevant tools and techniques.

“I never realised how much I didn’t know”

That’s the most common feedback we get when people finish this programme. And it really doesn’t take that long to get that new knowledge and start putting it to good use…

Week 1 – Get a comprehensive understanding of BioPharma/MedTech Industry and figure out jobs you can do
Week 2 – Practice skills assessments, write, rewrite and customize CVs and resumes
Week 3 – Speculative job applications and how to research jobs available
Week 4 – Social Media, networking and interview preparation
Week 5 – End of Module assignment. Complete a 9-step application process simulation for a BioPharma/MedTech job, using the relevant tools and techniques.

On completion of this module you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss your local BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry
  2. List the departments and job roles where your skills are best suited
  3. Understand your current skill set and how to discuss that with employers
  4. Network effectively both on and offline
  5. Write a CV and cover letter that are highly tailored to a job advert
  6. Write a speculative application and have a list of local companies appropriate for such an application
  7. Prepare for an interview

You’ll also have access to a program advisor who is there to offer support and guidance, offer personalized feedback and provide additional resources in any areas you need a little extra help.

At the end of the course, you’ll have confidence through a more strategic approach to job hunting. You’ll have a complete tool kit for modern job hunting.

Meet Claire

Claire runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Program – our specially devised job hunting program that will help you find a job.

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Show Off Your New Skills: Get a Certificate of Completion

Once the program is over, complete a written assignment to get certified in Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems

Add it to your resume, your LinkedIn profile or just get that well-earned raise you’ve been waiting for.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be ready to join a Validation Team in 4-months? Yes
  • I have never worked in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Manufacturing Industry before. Can I take this program? Yes, talk to our team
  • Is this course delivered online? Yes
  • Are all course materials available 24/7? Yes
  • Can I take this program at my own pace? Yes
  • Do I need to be online all the time? No you don't
  • I live in the UK/Europe/USA/Australia etc,. Can I still take this program? Yes
  • Can I get a discount? Yes. Talk to us about the GMP Exemption
  • Can I have my employer pay for this? Yes
  • Can I spread the payments over a couple of months? Yes
  • Will you guarantee me a job in Validation at the end? No, but we can guarantee that salaries in the Pharma/MedTech sector are 30% above average.

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