Ensuring Compliance with Inspectors


Attending this training will help the participants understand the specific requirements and expectations of FDA inspectors, allowing them to develop SOPs that meet regulatory standards and demonstrate compliance.  By learning how to write SOPs that satisfy FDA inspectors, participants can proactively identify and address potential compliance gaps or issues. This training will provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop robust and comprehensive SOPs, minimizing the risk of regulatory non-compliance and associated penalties. 

Effective SOPs not only satisfy FDA inspectors but also contribute to improved operational efficiency and consistency within an organization. By attending this training, one will learn how to write SOPs that clearly outline procedures, roles, and responsibilities, promoting standardized processes and reducing variability in operations.

Well-written SOPs provide clear instructions on how to perform tasks correctly and safely. By attending this training, participants will gain insights into developing SOPs that prioritize quality and safety, aligning with the FDA’s expectations. This can help mitigate risks, reduce errors, and ensure product quality and patient safety.


Formal and documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) serve as the cornerstone for effective operational practices. Within the realm of FDA audits, it’s noteworthy that SOP inadequacies rank among the top 5 findings. Furthermore, nearly every shortfall pinpointed in the FDA’s 483s and Warning Letters can be linked back to an organization’s deficient or non-existent SOPs.

It’s important to acknowledge that both the FDA and the majority of regulatory bodies mandate the presence of well-defined written procedures. Notably, when an FDA investigator visits your facility, your SOPs will likely be their initial request. It’s a pertinent fact that SOP deficiencies feature prominently among the top 5 discoveries during FDA audits. Such deficiencies have the potential to jeopardize an organization’s entire Quality Management System, often culminating in additional FDA observations, product recalls, and in more severe cases, Warning Letters.

This training program is designed to elucidate common errors and advocate best practices, helping organizations convey that their processes are comprehensive, precise, and consistently adhered to.


Attend the webinar to know why written procedures and beneficial and understand the FDA expectations for regulatory requirements and written documents.


  • Understand the purpose and significance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in regulatory compliance.
  • Learn the key components of effective SOPs.
  • Gain insights into the structure and format of SOPs that satisfy inspectors and auditors.
  • Explore best practices for writing clear and concise SOPs.
  • Identify common mistakes to avoid when drafting SOPs.
  • Enhance your ability to create SOPs that meet industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Discover strategies for maintaining and updating SOPs to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Acquire the skills to evaluate existing SOPs for improvement and compliance.
  • How to gain confidence in your ability to prepare for inspections and audits with well-crafted SOPs.


The following professionals will benefit from this training: 

  • Managers
  • Supervisors, and lead workers in Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control personnel
  • Quality systems specialists
  • Document control specialists
  • CAPA specialists and managers
  • Regulatory and compliance specialists
  • Internal auditors and managers
  • Training specialists and managers
  • Subject matter experts and process owners who write procedures
  • CAPA Specialists
  • Supplier Quality Engineers and Auditors
  • Directors, Managers
  • Technical writers and General staff with the responsibility for creating, reviewing, and approving written standard operating procedures and instructions

About speaker

Meredith Crabtree has over 25 years of experience in regulated industries, ranging from Blood, Plasma, Tissue, Laboratory, Pharma, Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Supplements, and Animal Health manufacturing and distribution. Meredith works as a Quality Consultant performing label reviews, 3rd party inspections, Consent Decree, and Recall support. She also performs regulatory assessments and Quality training. Meredith has a degree in Medical Technology and is currently obtaining a degree in Quality Systems.

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