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.


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.

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

2015_godwin BPS Board Certification — The Premier Credential for Advanced Practice Pharmacists May 4, 2016 - The Pharmacy profession is at a pivotal time in the development and movement for pharmacist provider status. This essential recognition not only sets the stage for reimbursement for clinical services by pharmacists but also defines the actual roles or responsibilities for Advanced Practice Pharmacists.

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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.