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 Spring 2017 testing window is now open!


Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Credential Moves to BPS
As previously announced, the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) has moved the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) credential under the BPS portfolio of pharmacist certifications. In this move the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) ceased operations on December 31, 2016.

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2017 BPS Test Dates Announced

The Spring 2017 computer-based BPS Examination will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 through Saturday, May 6, 2017.
The Fall 2017 computer-based BPS Examination will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 through Saturday October 7, 2017.
Candidates testing in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be required to take a paper-based version of the examination, being offered on April 20, 2017 and again on September 20, 2017.
The application for the Spring 2017 testing window will open up on our website on January 4, 2017. Please see “Upcoming Deadlines, Dates and Fees” for more information.


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

Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) — Partnership with the Profession (2/2/2017) - What an exciting and productive year we have just concluded and we are well underway in planning for an even more robust year in 2017. Under the leadership of William (Bill) E. Evans, 2016 Chair of BPS and William (Bill) Ellis, Executive Director of BPS, remarkable progress was made partnering with the profession to position…

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Press Releases

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces New Specialty Council Leadership and Members (2/16/2017) - Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the new Specialty Council Chairs, Vice Chairs and members for each of the eight BPS specialties. These appointments or re-appointments were effective January 1, 2017. For the full roster of each BPS Specialty Council visit http://www.bpsweb.org/about/councils.cfm   A BPS Specialty Council serves…
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to serve on its Specialty Councils Board Certified Pharmacist and Non-Specialist Positions Available (2/15/2017) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for Specialists (Board Certified Pharmacists) and Non-Specialist Pharmacists to serve on each of its eight Specialty Council. Term The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. BPS must…