BPS board certified pharmacists have been improving patient outcomes through specialized care since 1976.

Board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels. Through our rigorous standards, the BPS board certified pharmacist stands out as the most qualified to take on today’s expanding expectations of patients, physicians, employers and others who recognize the increasing need for a team approach to healthcare.

Registration for the Fall 2016 Exam is Now Closed.


BPS Announces Value of Certification (VoC) Initiative

The VoC Initiative is a comprehensive, multi-faceted effort to promote the value of your certification to important stakeholders such as the public, professional colleagues, employers, payers and government agencies. This overview highlights some recent activities to keep you informed of the work of the VoC Initiative to champion board certified pharmacists.

BPS Launches Podcast Channel

BPS has established a podcast channel on Soundcloud which features conversations with BPS board certified pharmacists and other experts. Guests discuss their education and training, provide advice on how to overcome career challenges and help board certified pharmacists stand out in today’s highly competitive healthcare marketplace.

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BPS Leadership Blog

2016_gunning The Value of Dual Certification August 10, 2016 - Driving through Southern Idaho this summer on the way to a mountain lake vacation, I noticed something unusual in several of the sugar beet fields. A roof, completely intact, collapsed onto the ground, around the remains of a log cabin. Perhaps a hastily built home trying to avoid the endless snow and wind across the sagebrush desert? It definitely reminds us of the need to build a solid foundation, because without that, a roof on the ground doesn’t provide much shelter.

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Press Releases

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks BCCCP and BCPPS to Serve on Its Specialty Councils August 2, 2016 - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for two (2) Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacists (BCCCP) and three (3) Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialists (BCPPS) to serve on its Critical Care Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Councils, respectively.
Solid Organ Transplantation Practice Analysis Taskforce Appointments July 19, 2016 - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) recently approved a practice analysis or role delineation study in Solid Organ Transplantation. Conducting a role delineation study is a critical step in evaluating a proposed specialty. The purpose of the role delineation study is to determine whether this practice area is based upon specialized knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences, as well as specialized functions routinely performed by practitioners in the proposed specialty.