Registration for 

Fall 2017 Testing

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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.


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.
Registration for the Spring 2017 testing window is now closed. See “Upcoming Deadlines, Dates and Fees” for more information about upcoming deadlines. The application for the Fall 2017 testing window will open on May 8, 2017.


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

Precision Pharmacy: Integrating Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice (5/5/2017) - For many decades pharmacists have used patient characteristics to individualize drug therapy, initially deploying simple patient characteristics such as age, body weight and/or renal function to determine appropriate dosages. This process has continued to grow in sophistication and now utilizes genetics and many other biological and pharmacological variables. In that respect, the concept of “precision…

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

Vacancy Announcement – Associate Executive Director (5/21/2017) - Vacancy Announcement – Associate Executive Director   About the Job The Associate Executive Director is the #2 administrative leader of Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), reporting to the Executive Director in addition, this position is also responsible for BPS interprofessional activities. The Associate Executive Director develops and maintains active engagement with other health professional societies…
Board of Pharmacy Specialties® Issues call for Petition in Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Practice (5/19/2017) - Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession, has issued a call for petition in Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Practice. If approved, Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Practice will become the twelfth specialty offered by BPS. The BPS Board of Directors reviewed the role delineation study conducted…