We are closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19. Important updates for our accreditation and inspection programs can be viewed here.

Attention Accreditation and Inspection Applicants: Open Applications Must Be Submitted by October 14

NABP is launching a new system for accreditation and inspection applications, and the current application system will soon be discontinued. In anticipation of this change, all open applications and payments must be submitted by 5:00 PM CST on October 14 or they will not transition to the new system. If you do not submit your application by October 14, your application will be closed and you will have to create a new application in the new system. We apologize any inconvenience this may cause. Please send your questions or concerns to vdip@nabp.pharmacy.

Safeguarding High-Risk OTC Device Distribution

The OTC Medical Device Distributor Accreditation, formerly VDIP, is for business entities that distribute diagnostic over-the-counter (OTC) medical devices that may be dispensed pursuant to a prescription. To become an accredited OTC Medical Device Distributor and display the accredited-facilities Seal, business entities must undergo a criteria compliance review, which includes both off- and on-site reviews of the business entity’s policies and procedures and operations.

OTC Medical Device Distributor Accreditation is a resource for industry and regulatory bodies that establishes uniform safeguards meant to protect the public health. To become accredited, business entities must operate legitimately and also employ best practices driven by the OTC Medical Device Distributor Accreditation criteria, Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), and the Federal and State Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Acts in their daily operations.

Please see the FAQ section for more information and for the definitions to common terms.

If you need a facility e-Profile ID, you will need to contact vdip@nabp.pharmacy.

Why Was the Accreditation Created?

OTC medical device distribution is largely unregulated in the United States. So, NABP started an accreditation for business entities that distribute medical devices which are often designated as medium-to-high risk by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The OTC Medical Device Distributor Accreditation program helps protect patients that rely on these medical devices to treat sometimes life-threatening illnesses.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please email VDIP@nabp.pharmacy.