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 Fall 2017 Testing

Opens Monday, May 8!

Announcements

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

A tribute to the pharmacist (3/28/2017) - Article by TAISON BELL, MD | PHYSICIAN | MARCH 24, 2017 Dear pharmacist, You just paged me and, I must admit, I’m not feeling excited to call back. I estimate that I probably get paged, called, texted or stopped in person by you exactly X·102 per day, where “X” is the number of days I’ve…

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

Board of Pharmacy Specialties® Announces Results of Fall 2016 Exams (3/23/2017) - Over 28,000 Pharmacists Worldwide are Now BPS Board Certified Washington, D.C. – The results of the fall 2016 BPS specialty certification and recertification exams were announced today by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession. A total of 2,195 out of 3,492 pharmacists passed the exams in…
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to Serve on its Cardiology, Geriatric, and Infectious Diseases Specialty Councils (3/8/2017) - Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to Serve on its Cardiology, Geriatric, and Infectious Diseases Specialty Councils A total of 27 positions are open for consideration Deadline has been extended to Monday, May 1, 2017, 5pm Eastern   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for cardiology pharmacists and…