Writing Controlled Documents

Certificate Short Course

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in a regulated industry require the use of controlled documents. Participants in this course will learn strategies for designing and writing controlled documents, with the goal of minimizing risks for misinterpretation, and errors in communication. Participants will also gain an understanding of the associated regulatory requirements and will learn fundamental concepts of document control.Examples of documents discussed include Standard Operating procedures, Work Instructions, Batch and Test Records, Forms, and key documents central to many types of processes. Requirements of 21 CFR 11, Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures, will also be addressed.
Participants in this course will:

• Recall the role of regulatory requirements and their history in the cGMP workplace
• Describe documentation required for a company’s Quality Management System (QMS)
• Identify applications and differences between procedures, records, forms, and other controlled documents
• Identify strategies for designing and writing controlled documents
• Understand fundamental concepts of document control • Write a standard operating procedure (SOP)
Writing Controlled Documents is a required course in the Document Management certificate pathway, and an elective course for the Quality Management pathway.
This course is available online, and can be taken anytime, anywhere.


Fee $125.00
Course Type Online
Instructor Harry W. Rambo
Duration 2 hours
Cert. Pathway(s) Document Management