New NABP DDA (VAWD) Alternative Accreditation

by | Jul 3, 2024

New NABP DDA (VAWD) Alternative Accreditation 

We were recently informed by the National Board of Pharmacy about an alternative NABP Drug Distributor Accreditation (DDA) option now available.  

New Alternative Accreditation Introduced 

This new accreditation is beneficial for companies with an existing facility that is already accredited under the NABP Drug Distributor Accreditation (fka VAWD) but are transferring their operations to a new facility and want to reduce interruptions to existing operations.  

Preoperational Inspection 

Under the alternative accreditation program, the new facility will undergo a preoperational inspection by the NABP within 10-30 days of accepted application.  

Application Submission 

Once NABP determines the facility is eligible to move forward with the alternative accreditation, an application must be submitted for the alternative accreditation within 12 months of the inspection date.  

Accreditation Timeframe 

The NABP advises the facility will then be awarded the accreditation within 14 calendar days and will be granted for 1 year.  

To remain accredited, and receive a full 3-year term, the facility must undergo a supply chain inspection within 6 months from the date of the accreditation and must be deemed eligible for the Drug Distributor Accreditation within 12 months.  

Learn More 

To learn more about this alternative accreditation or for assistance in obtaining your own NABP Drug Distributor Accreditation, contact us 



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