Registration for

Fall 2017

Testing Now Open

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.


Spring 2017 Exam Scores Available Soon
Scores for the Spring 2017 examination window are expected to released on or around July 7th. Candidates will be emailed as soon as their scores are available via their MyBPS accounts.

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

Update on Specialties (6/12/2017) - The number of BPS specialties now stands at eleven following the merger of the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential with existing BPS specialties and the approval of Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy as specialties. The growth in specialties parallels the growth of PGY2 residencies and more importantly follows the increasing responsibilities that pharmacists have as part…

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

BPS Announces Specialty Council Members for Cardiology, Geriatric and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialties (6/23/2017) - Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the new Specialty Council members for the Cardiology, Geriatric and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialties. The appointments for Cardiology and Infectious Diseases will begin immediately and the Geriatrics appointments will begin January 1, 2018. A BPS Specialty Council serves the following purposes: To…
Stanley M. Shaw, PhD Named First Recipient of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award (6/21/2017) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has announced that Stanley M. Shaw, PhD has been named the first recipient of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award. Dr. Shaw is currently Professor Emeritus, Nuclear Pharmacy, at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Dr Shaw received his BS and MS degrees in Pharmacy…