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Fall 2015 Candidate’s Guide Now Available

Registration for the Fall 2015 testing window will open on the BPS website in mid-May. Be sure to view the Fall 2015 BPS Candidate's Guide for test dates, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines.

Changes for International Candidates Announced for Fall 2015 Testing Window

Beginning with the Fall 2015 test administration, the following changes are in effect for all international candidates (those licensed and/or practicing outside of the United States and Canada):

  • The initial application fee for international candidates is now $685. Retake candidates will still be able to retake the examination (within one year of failing an exam) at the reduced rate of $300.
  • International applicants must have a hard copy of their transcripts or certificate of graduation sent directly to BPS from the school where they received their pharmacy degree.

This documentation must be submitted in addition to all documentation submitted as part of the online application. Documentation must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope. English translations are preferred, but not required. Please instruct your university to send all education documentation to:

Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Attn: Steve Scarlata
2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037-2985

For more information on the Fall 2015 testing window, please view the Fall 2015 Candidate's Guide.

Spring 2015 Examination Registration Now Closed

Registration for the Spring 2015 testing window is now closed. Please allow up to 20 business days for BPS to review applications. Candidates who registered by February 12, 2015 can begin scheduling their examinations using the instructions emailed to them by Castle Worldwide. Candidates who submitted their applications after February 12, 2015 can begin scheduling their examination starting March 24, 2015. The Spring 2015 examination period will be from April 23-May 9, 2015.

Annul Report

BPS 2014 Annual Report Now Available

Click on the image to the right to access the digital version of the BPS 2014 Annual Report. The report features exam statistics, updates on new activities, Specialty Council reports and interactive video segments.



Perspectives on Critical Care Pharmacy

Beginning in Fall 2015, BPS will offer two new specialties — Critical Care Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy. Click on the image to the right to view a brief video on the importance of Critical Care pharmacy specialists.


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