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 Registration Opens
January 12, 2016!


Spring 2016 Exam Registration Now Open

Registration for the Spring 2016 BPS examination window is now open. Click here to register by the March 11th application deadline. For candidates qualifying via practice experience, please note that practice experience should not be more than seven years prior to the application date in order to qualify.

Helpful Tips for International Candidates

With the 2016 Spring testing cycle quickly approaching, BPS would like to offer some helpful tips to our international candidates in order to make their application experience easier. Please be sure to consult our Helpful Tips for International Candidates before submitting your application in order to stay informed on new regulations and procedures.

BPS Launches Podcast Channel

BPS has established a podcast channel on Soundcloud which features conversations with BPS board certified pharmacists and other experts. We will have interviews with pharmacy leaders about their education and training; how they landed their current positions; trials and tribulations; and what makes them successful. Guests also will provide solid 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

tosin_david Unique opportunity of serving as the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Extern January 25, 2016 - During the month of January, I had the unique opportunity of serving as the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Extern. As a fourth year student pharmacist, I aspire to pursue a career path focused in ambulatory care. I can foresee board certification assisting in validating my knowledge, skills, experience and allowing me to provide the highest level of direct patient care.

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

BPS Seeks Specialists Pharmacists to Serve on Its Specialty Councils February 10, 2016 - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for Board Certified Pharmacists to serve on each of its six Specialty Councils. The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. BPS must receive nomination materials by Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The Councils will review nominations during their business meetings from May through July, and the BPS Board of Directors will confirm appointments in October 2016.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces 2016 Officers and New Board Members January 29, 2016 - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), is pleased to announce their officers and new Board members for 2016.