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 Will Begin on May 9th.


Study Points to BCOPs as the Answer to Oncologist Shortage

Investigators have identified services to which Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists (BCOPs) contribute and how many patient visits these pharmacists could potentially take on. The findings illustrate how the addition of BCOPs to the health care team is projected to counter the oncologist shortage significantly and highlights the clinical skills and services unique to them. To read the full article, please click here.

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

Brian_Lawson Recertification of BPS Board Certified Pharmacists April 4, 2016 - A board certified pharmacist’s commitment to career-long learning and continuing competence is an important differentiator of a certification program compared to a pharmacy degree, a pharmacy residency program, or a practice-based continuing education certificate of completion. The knowledge and skills required of a pharmacist specialist evolves as treatment guidelines change and new medications are available to patients.

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.