In Hong Kong, the Authorised Person (AP) must ensure that all legislative obligations are fully satisfied before any pharmaceutical product is released for sale or supply.

It is incumbent upon all APs to discharge their professional duties per the Code of Practice for Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Authorised Persons. It is the responsibility of the AP to certify that a product has been manufactured following its registrable particulars and with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

To become an AP, an individual must meet minimum qualification requirements and demonstrate relevant industry experience in Hong Kong or a country/region whose regulatory authority is a PIC/S Member Authority. In addition, every AP must provide evidence that they have undertaken at least 20 hours per year or equivalent of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training approved by the Department of Health Hong Kong. A registered AP should fulfil the requirements every year for their registration to be renewed.

The Pharmacy and Poisons (Manufacturers Licensing) Committee (the "Committee")* has approved the following range of courses submitted by SeerPharma to be part of Hong Kong’s CPD program for AP’s.

This training program is restricted to Hong Kong APs only.

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Click a course title below for more information and registration details.

 Course  CPD Hours 2024 Dates
 GMP - What You Need to Know  14  February 1-2
 Quality Risk Management  14  February 27-28
 Root Cause Analysis and CAPA  14  March 19-20
 Supply Chain Management & Supplier QA Program  14  May 13-14
 Computer Systems for Regulated Environments & Data Integrity  14  June 26-27
 Behavioural GMP - Minimising Human Errors  14  July 29-30
 Cleaning Validation  14  August 7-8
 Managing Internal Audits and External Audits  14  September 2-3
 Process Validation  14  September 19-20
 Validation - A Roadmap to Get it Right First Time  14  October 1-2
 Product Quality Review - Principles & Practices  14  November 14-15


 * Recognition of CPD activities falls under the ambit of the  Committee , an executive committee of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (the "Board"). The list of CPD training activities approved by the Committee and their providers is available on the website of the Board ( and the Drug Office of the Department of Health ( for viewing by the public.

Details of the requirements for CPD can be found in the "Guidance on Qualificaiton, Experience and Training Requirements for Authorized Persons and Other Key Personnel of Licensed Manufacturers in Hong Kong" published by the Board which can also be downloaded from the websites above.

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