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Commissioning and Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) Protocols form a crucial part of pharmaceutical plant projects. Having a fundamental understanding of how IQ OQ PQ protocols are put together and interpreted is a fundamental skill set for any engineer cross-training to work in this area. Developed in consultation with the pharma industry including Pfizer and MSD.

  • Learn how to populate a 100-page plus IQ OQ PQ Equipment Validation Protocol for a Clean in Place (CIP) System.
  • Validate Equipment and Systems.

  • Hit the ground running from day one with this fundamental skill.

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 15th February
  • Study Online part-time – Complete 2 modules
  • 10hrs/week for 15 Weeks or choose a faster/slower schedule
  • Dedicated course leader who’ll check your progress at the end of every week and follow up with you to help you finish the course
  • Join 2340 learners
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Are you a Process, Chemical, Petroleum or Project Engineer?

Take our “Commissioning & Qualification of Equipment & Systems Program (ONLINE)”

Commissioning and Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) Protocols form a crucial part of pharmaceutical plant projects. Having a fundamental understanding of how IQ OQ PQ protocols are put together and interpreted is a fundamental skill set for any engineer cross-training to work in this area. Developed in consultation with the pharma industry including Pfizer and MSD.

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

Image: PM Group

  • Learn how to populate a 100-page plus IQ OQ PQ Equipment Validation Protocol for a Clean in Place (CIP) System.

  • Validate Equipments and Systems.

  • Hit the ground running from day one with this fundamental skill.

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 15th February

  • Study Online part-time – Complete 2 modules
  • 10hrs/week for 15 Weeks or choose a faster/slower schedule
  • Dedicated course leader who’ll check your progress at the end of every week and follow up with you to help you finish the course
  • Join 2340 learners

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About –  This program content was originally developed on a construction project by a team of scientists, chemical engineers and validation engineers working for an engineering consultancy to rapidly train its own staff to populate an equipment validation protocol.

Minimum Entry Requirements

You MUST have one of the following:

  • You are a process / chemical / petroleum / project / mechanical engineer or a lab/scientist and want to move into validation.
    Or
  • You have commissioning & qualification experience in ANY INDUSTRY e.g. Oil and Gas, Food Manufacturing, Mechanical Construction, etc.
    Or
  • You already work in validation but have no formal training on IQ OQ PQ validation protocols and want to learn more.
    Or
  • You work in a mechanical contracting company carrying out high-purity pipework installations in the pharmaceutical sector.

Our learners work for the world’s biggest pharma and medical device companies

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Who Uses IQ OQ PQ Validation Protocols?

  • Pharmaceutical companies working on ongoing projects.
  • Engineering consultancies or engineering contractors working on capital projects for this sector.

How Will Learning Validation Protocols Help My Career?

  • Validation Protocols form a fundamental building block of any capital project within this sector.
  • Being able to read and interpret a validation protocol is a fundamental skillset of any process, chemical, petroleum, project or any engineer cross-training to work in this area.
  • It will boost your qualification for any pharmaceutical companies, engineering consultancies or engineering contractors working on ongoing projects.
  • Hit the ground running from day one with this fundamental skillset. Don’t waste months of your time trying to muddle through.

Enroll in this program to learn…

  • How to prioritise which parts of the equipment system are critical to validate and which parts are not etc, using component impact assessments and risk management tools.
  • How to read/interpret the engineering documentation such as P&IDs, Piping Isometrics & Electrical Loop Drawings used to define the equipment system.
  • How the intent of a process (like maintaining the product at the required temperature) is linked to the equipment that will be used to do this.
  • The tests along with the functional test scripts necessary to confirm that the installed equipment is fit-for-purpose, i.e. that it will do what it states that it will do based on the User Requirement Specifications).
  • How to use a traceability matrix tool to ensure that all requirements defined within the User Requirement Specifications (URS) are tested in the protocol.
  • How to qualify equipment, instruments and piping systems, and automation controls.
  • How to document all of these steps in validation protocol which you will develop as your end of module assignment.

And

  • Complete 2 Quality Risk Management workshops on:
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Complete 5 Equipment Validation Protocol workshops on the following to prepare you to populate your own protocol:
    • Component Level Impact Assessment
    • Equipment Installation Verification
    • Piping Installation Verification
    • Instrument Installation Verification
    • Functional Verification Test
  • Complete 12-question booklets (one for every week’s worth of content) which will summarise what you have learnt for the week and ensure you retain and understand the information.

You’ll produce your own 100-page plus IQ OQ PQ Validation Protocol to commission and qualify a clean-in-place system

The protocol will detail the following elements;

  • Product characteristics – showing what your system is looking to achieve/produce
  • Production equipment – detailing the equipment necessary
  • Test scripts and methods – telling you the steps involved in conducting a test
  • Test parameters and acceptance criteria – defining acceptable test results
  • Test checksheets – documenting and recording the test results
  • Final approval – documenting that the validation process has been successfully carried out

What you’ll learn – There are 2 modules in this 15-week program

Module 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines and Medical Devices (GMP) (Weeks 1-5)

In this module, you’ll learn about the systems used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. You’ll learn about the rules and regulations such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that you need to follow. And you’ll learn enough technical information to get you talking to employers.

Module 2 – Commissioning and Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems (Weeks 6-15)

In this module, you will develop your own 100-page Validation Protocol to commission and qualify a clean-in-place system. You will also learn to read P&IDs, Piping Isometrics & Electrical Loop Drawings used to Develop Validation protocols. And you’ll learn how to qualify equipment, instruments and piping systems, along with automation controls and building facilities.

Already Have Validation Experience?

If you already have some experience working in Validation and know how to populate an IQ OQ PQ validation protocol, check out our academically accredited Pharmaceutical Validation Training Course (Online) – For More Senior Validation, CQV and C&Q 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

There are many other definitions of validation but the essence of all these definitions seems to be “documented scientific proof of consistent performance“.

Commission and Qualification is one part of a larger validation process for making sure that a facility – and the equipment in it – will function as required and be approved by the regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over that facility.

An IQ OQ PQ 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 (when executing a validation protocol) 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?
What is a Validation Protocol?
IQ, OQ PQ Templates

GetReskilled Success Stories

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

Regina McNamara

“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.

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

Mehmet Hascan

“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.

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