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Fall 2014 Exam Registration Now Open!

Registration for the Fall 2014 exam window is now open through August 1, 2014—click here to register. The Fall exam administration window is Thursday, September 18, 2014 to Saturday, October 4, 2014. Be sure to view the Fall 2014 Candidate's Guide and the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

BPS utilizes an internet-based examination offered through Castle Worldwide. A sample test that demonstrates the internet-based testing environment administered by Castle for BPS is available. Candidates are strongly encouraged to view the sample test and the testing instructions prior to sitting for the examination. Any questions you have should be answered during this demonstration or in the testing instructions.

Content outlines for each exam are available for review under the "Specialties" tab on this website. There will be 200 questions on each BPS specialty certification examination and 100 questions on the recertification examinations in multiple-choice format. Four possible answers are provided for each question, with only ONE designated as the correct or best choice. For initial certification candidates the schedule is as follows:

  • Examination Part 1 (100 multiple-choice items): 2.5 hour testing period in the morning
  • Optional break
  • Examination Part 2 (100 multiple-choice items): 2.5 hour testing period in the afternoon

Practice Experience Requirements
Please note that all practice experience eligibility requirements must be met prior to the candidate sitting for an examination.

Candidate Deadlines

In order to help assure the greatest probability that candidates receive their preferred test site and date, BPS recommends registering as early as possible. The following schedule has been established: If you apply between: You will schedule your exam starting:
If you apply and are approved between:You will schedule your exam starting:
May 19 - May 31, 2014August 1, 2014
June 1 - June 30, 2014August 8, 2014
July 1 - August 1, 2014August 15, 2014

Applications for the Fall 2014 exam must be submitted by the August 1, 2014 deadline.

Spring 2014 Exam Results

Exam results from the Spring 2014 exam administration are now available on Castle Worldwide's website. Candidates who tested in the Spring window should receive an email from testing@castleworldwide.com with instructions for retrieving their score reports. Candidates who successfully passed the exam will be emailed with instructions for setting up a BPS online account, and will also be mailed a certificate and pin within 90 days of notification of certification.

Candidates who did not successfully pass the Spring 2014 exam will be emailed with instructions for retaking the exam at a reduced rate by June 30, 2014.

Annul Report

BPS 2013 Annual Report Now Available

Click on the image to the right to access the digital version of the BPS 2013 Annual Report. The report features exam statistics, updates on new activities, Specialty Council reports and interactive video segments.




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