November 2021: Coating Pan Operator Certification Course


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Federal Equipment Company is partnering with The Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) on an accredited certification classroom training course on coating pan operations. The course will take place at Federal Equipment Company’s Techceuticals training lab November 16-18, 2021.

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CfPA is the premiere, accredited, global training-provider for professionals in the life sciences and allied industries. We are powered by our passion and mission to improve our customers skills and enhance their knowledge through high quality technical training. It’s why more than 500,000 professionals and tens of thousands of companies have trust CfPA with their careers and training programs.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum of Virtual, Online, Customized Team Training, and In Person, courses from introductory to advanced topics. Our training is ideal for those in Quality, Compliance, R&D, Validation, Development, Manufacturing, Production, Engineering, Packaging, and more.

For over 50 years CfPA has set the standard for training excellence, we pride ourselves for being technology forward in continually updating and upgrading our training experience to meet, and exceed, the needs of our customers.

Who Should Attend?

This Coating Pan Operator training will be valuable to all individuals seeking employment, currently working within, or supervising a tablet coating department. In addition, operator certification is valuable for R & D technicians, pilot pant personnel and validation engineers seeking a comprehensive understanding of what is required to aqueous film coat a quality pharmaceutical or nutritional supplement tablet.

Regulatory affairs personnel as well as individuals who are responsible for the review or audit of such laboratory data and reports should likewise consider the value of this comprehensive certification in their positions.

Professionals within the following areas will benefit greatly from this training:

  • Technical Operations
  • Contract Manufacturing Facilities
  • Technical Service Engineers/Managers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Solid Dosage Line Management

Course Description

A three-day classroom training with hands-on demonstrations & applications for Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Products
Each year misunderstandings in the area of tablet coating operations result in high yield losses, lower quality tablets, lost revenue and delays in product delivery. Even in countries that permit total rework of coated tablets, product losses and delivery delays result in revenue losses, lower customer satisfaction and loss of company reputation. This intensive Certification Program is designed to train and qualify an individual that has been fully prepared to contribute to the bottom line.This 18-hour, accredited training provides the participant with the theory, currently accepted practices, and machine parameters to become a fully qualified coating pan operator. Upon hiring, certified graduates of this course will be able to quickly assume the duties of a coating pan operator in the pharmaceutical or nutritional supplement industries after a minimum introduction and initiation to the individual coating department and the unique SOP’s and individual company policies that govern the manufacturing area.The Certified Coating Pan Operator is an individual trained in correct theory and operation of an aqueous coating pan. Applying the correct coating theory, they exhibit the techniques, tools, and knowledge to achieve optimum product quality of aqueous coated tablets while maintaining maximum product yields.

Attendees will be required to participate in hands on sessions that include solution preparation, gun clean up and assembly, assembly of the coating pan, placebo tablet coating, application of the AQL quality attributes test to finished tablets and basic equipment clean up.

Equipment to be utilized during the course: 36″ fully perforated coating pan with multiple gun coating system.

Fred A Rowley, President, Solid Dosage Training, Inc.

Fred Rowley is an internationally recognized expert in solid dosage manufacturing and a pioneer in solid dosage training. He is and has been retained as a subject expert by law firms, equipment manufacturers, international Pharmaceutical, Nutritional Supplement companies and compounding pharmacies and has lectured at the US FDA, the ISPE and at many colleges of Pharmacy around the world. In addition, Mr. Rowley has authored 32 peer reviewed papers that deal exclusively with solid dosage and problem resolution. In India, he is considered the “Guru” of solid dosage. Mr. Rowley has over 40 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries in manufacturing, technical services and R&D settings. During this time, he was exposed to and has gained immense knowledge of the granulating, blending, tablet compressing and film coating processes for over 800 API drug substances. He has been Director, Manufacturing Technical Support, for Watson Laboratories, Plant Manager, Tablets and Capsules, Weider Nutrition International; Vice President, Operations, Arnet Pharmaceuticals, OROS Operations Manager, Alza Corporation and Bulk Solids Manager, Syntex FP, Puerto Rico.


IACET – The Center for Professional Advancement has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350, Reston, VA 20191. In obtaining this approval, The Center for Professional Advancement has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. The Center for Professional Advancement is therefore authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards. CEU will be awarded for participation in The Center for Professional Advancement’s courses at the rate of .1 CEU per contact hour. CEU will be awarded only upon successful completion of the entire course and 70% accuracy in the required Learners’ Assessment. This course offers a total of 12 contact hours or 1.2 CEUs.


Our staff and attendee’s health and safety is always a top priority. All registrants attending this event will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to be admitted to the course.

You will need to present ONE of the following:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (must be at least 14 days after your second dose of vaccine or single dose of Johnson & Johnson prior to the course you are attending). Proof accepted includes: original vaccination card or printed copy, photo of vaccination card on smartphone, vaccination passport service or app (such as Common Pass, Clear Health Pass)
  • Proof of negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event that was administered by a clinician (PCR or rapid antigen)

An appropriate ID matching the name of either the above documentation will also need to be shown to enter the course.

Note: No entry into the course if you are unable to provide the appropriate proof of vaccine or negative test results at time of the course.

Venue Information

Federal Equipment Company
2917 E. 79th Street
Cleveland, OH , OH 44101

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must make their own reservations; the cost of hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee. Final hotel information will be emailed to you in your confirmation package approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date.

About the author

Justin Kadis

Justin Kadis works in marketing and business development for Federal Equipment Company, a major supplier of used manufacturing equipment for a wide variety of industries. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing.

By Justin Kadis

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