The Objective Standard-BearerBPS is recognized as the single agency that operates across the pharmacy profession to provide specialty certification of pharmacists. By documenting practitioners' readiness for expanding roles in the 21st century, it recognizes, sets standards for, and provides certification in specific clinical specialties. Most importantly, it is above partisan interests and establishes independent, objective standards that are applied in a psychometrically sound, legally defensible process.
The distinction between certification and certificate training is remarkable. Some certificates may indicate participation in a targeted educational program but do not assess a practitioner's competence.
BPS certification is a voluntary process by which a pharmacist's education, experience, knowledge and skills in a particular practice area are confirmed as well beyond what is required for licensure.