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What is a Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR)?
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires all prescription drug wholesale distributors and out-of-state prescription drug wholesale distributor permittees (this includes broker-only/virtual facilities) to designate one person to serve as the designated representative for each facility. This person must have an active certification from the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, as a Certified Designated Representative, be employed "full-time" in a managerial capacity and serve as CDR for only one facility at a time.
If a Certified Designated Representative leaves the employment of the facility for which they oversee, the facility has ONLY 10 days to replace that CDR employee. CDR Resource Center therefore recommends that prescription drug wholesale distributors employ more than one person at each facility with a CDR license.
The Staff of the CDR Resource Center have knowledge and experience to help your business since they have worked both as:
The CDR Resource Center knows that the Certified Designated Representative exam is extremely difficult and that potential CDR candidates need help to prepare for the State of Florida CDR examination. We provide a masterfully designed fully automated learning and testing solution that simulates the extremely difficult State of Florida Certified Designated Representative examination.
In addition, CDR Resource Center provides one-on-one as well as classroom style training for groups. CDR Resource Center can train new CDRs, or to update CDRs with new regulations. With the passage of the Federal regulations, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) also known as the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), CDRRC also provides guidance in the transition from State to Federal compliance.
Individuals applying for this Florida Certified Designated Representative certification must:
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Program - CDR application (Click here to download)
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Program - Information Booklet for the Certified Designated Representative Laws and Rules Examination (Click here to download)
A Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) needs to be familiar with the applicable rules as presented in Florida Administrative Code (FAC 61N-1) and be up to date with the Florida Statutes of the Florida Legislature as contained in Florida Statues Title XXXIII (Regulation of Trade, Commerce, Investments, and Solicitations), Chapter 499 Part I (Drugs, Devices, Cosmetics, and Household Products) including: