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 Closes on August 1st.


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.


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

Andrea_Iannucci BCOPs: Bridging the Gap in Oncology Patient Care July 8, 2016 - Because of the aging population and the rising incidence of cancer it is expected that in the next 5-10 years, there will be a shortage of oncology physicians in the US. In 2007 the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) reported that by 2020, the increased demand for oncology services would exceed the increased supply of oncology physicians by about 34%. In a 2014 update, ASCO confirmed the earlier information, predicting a shortfall in the number of oncology providers to keep up with the increasing demand for oncology services. They estimated that by 2025 there will be a 40% increase in the need for oncology services with only a 25% increase in the number of oncology physicians.

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

Solid Organ Transplantation Practice Analysis Taskforce Appointments July 19, 2016 - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) recently approved a practice analysis or role delineation study in Solid Organ Transplantation. Conducting a role delineation study is a critical step in evaluating a proposed specialty. The purpose of the role delineation study is to determine whether this practice area is based upon specialized knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences, as well as specialized functions routinely performed by practitioners in the proposed specialty.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties® Announces Results of Spring 2016 Exams July 8, 2016 - The results of the Spring 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 1963 pharmacists passed the initial exams in the eight specialties currently offered by BPS: ambulatory care pharmacy, critical care pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy, nutrition support pharmacy, oncology pharmacy, pediatric pharmacy, psychiatric pharmacy and pharmacotherapy. There are now 26,457 BPS board certified pharmacists worldwide.