WCA Pharma Academy has launched a Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Compliance training program for freight forwarders in the pharmaceutical logistics industry.
The first course took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with 18 participants achieving full GDP Compliance accreditation from the WCA Pharma Academy, the training branch of WCA Pharma, a specialty network of WCA.
WCA Pharma members are required to be GDP compliant to maintain their group membership, which is a quality assurance that pharmaceutical products are stored, transported, and handled under suitable conditions.
“GDP courses are part of WCA’s Academy program, which was launched to help promote continued learning for those who want to sharpen their professional skills and logistics operations,” said Leah McKenna, Manager, WCA Academy.
The course involves all participants being tested on GDP Compliance prior to the training and sitting an exam at the end of the program, with GDP knowledge improving by up to 30 per cent following the course.
Out of the 18 participants on the course, nine received a score of 95 per cent or higher.
“WCA would like to thank Henry Moran at ASC Associates for leading and executing such a successful course,” said McKenna.
The next GDP Compliance training will be held on 16th June 2020 at the World Specialty Logistics Fair in Dallas, Texas, USA.