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 Open.


Call for Nominations – BPS Board of Directors

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. The term of appointment for BPS Board members is based on the calendar year. Each appointment is for three years with the possibility of re-appointment to a second 3-year term. The specific term for this call is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. For more information please click here.

Spring 2016 Score Release Schedule

All score reports have now been released.  Please log in to your MyBPS account in order to retrieve yours.

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

mcinnis On Comprehensive Medication Management–and Getting the Meds Right. June 3, 2016 - In May, health care industry insiders and outsiders alike were stunned. A report announced medical errors are the third leading cause of death. Me? I’m not stunned. Forgive me, but this is not news. We’re coming up on 17 years since the release of To Err is Human, the Institute of Medicine’s damning report on patient safety, and we still see similar headlines every few years. The fault lies with our uncoordinated system of care, with medications being the least coordinated of all.

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Confers Added Qualifications to 82 Pharmacists April 28, 2016 - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), an agency whose purpose is to recognize pharmacy specialties and certify pharmacists' knowledge and skills at the advanced practice level, today announced the conferral or renewal of Added Qualifications to 82 Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Issues Call for Petition in Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Practice April 15, 2016 - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession, has issued a call for petition in Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Practice, it was announced today. If approved, Sterile Compounding Pharmacy will be the ninth specialty offered by BPS.