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. Applications for Spring 2017 will open in January.

Announcements

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 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

Jackie Marshall Happy 40th Anniversary Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)! September 6, 2016 - For over half of BPS’ four decade history, it has truly been an amazing experience to have the opportunity to be a part of the exponential growth of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and witness the increasing value of BPS Board Certification along the health care continuum from a patient’s to a provider’s perspective. During my tenure with BPS, I have worked in numerous positons, including Registrar, Website Coordinator, Certification Administrator, Associate Director and Director of Certification.

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

BPS Employer Advisory Committee Formed September 27, 2016 - As part of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ Value of Certification Initiative (VoC), BPS has created an Employer Advisory Committee. The VoC Initiative is a comprehensive, multi-year, multi-faceted effort to promote the value of BPS Board Certification to important stakeholders such as the public, professional colleagues, employers, payers and government agencies.
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.