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Dates, Deadlines, and Fees

Test Dates

The Spring 2015 BPS Examination will be held April 23, 2015 through May 9, 2015.
The Fall 2015 BPS Examination will be held September 17, 2015 through October 3, 2015.

Candidates testing in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should check the Fall 2015 Candidate's Guide for specific information regarding exam administration in their country.

In order to help assure the greatest probability that candidates receive their preferred test site and date, BPS recommends registering as early as possible.

If you apply and are approved between: You will schedule your exam starting:
January 15 – February 12, 2015March 16, 2015
February 13 – March 13, 2015March 24, 2015

Applications for the Spring 2015 exam must be submitted by the March 13, 2015 deadline.
If a candidate requires accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the request must be submitted by the March 13, 2015 deadline.

Candidate Deadlines — Fall 2015

The following schedule has been established for the Fall 2015 testing window:

If you apply and are approved between: You will schedule your exam starting:
May 11 – May 31, 2015August 3, 2015
June 1 – June 31, 2015August 10, 2015
July 1 – August 1, 2015 August 17, 2015

Applications for the Fall 2015 exam must be submitted by the August 1, 2015 deadline.
If a candidate requires accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the request must be submitted by the August 1, 2015 deadline.

Fees

The certification application fee is $600 for those candidates licensed and practicing in the United States or Canada.

The certification application fee is $685 for those international candidates licensed and/or practicing outside of the United States and Canada.

Certification retake application fee is $300
Only candidates who have failed the certification exam within the past year are eligible for the reduced rate.

All fees are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Board.

Payment Methods
Payments are made in US dollars by check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to Board of Pharmacy Specialties, e-check, or by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express). Purchase orders can NOT be accepted.