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THE BOARD OF PHARMACY SPECIALTIES

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.

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  • Verify and update account information
  • Submit certification or recertification application
  • Track your CE information for recertification
  • Pay your annual maintenance fee

BPS EXAMINATION UPDATES

Fall 2022 (September) Examination Candidates: Examination scores will be released on a rolling basis beginning November 21, 2022. Click here for updates and information related to exam score reports. We appreciate your patience as we complete this process.

 

The Spring 2023 (April/May) Exam Registration window will open on January 4, 2023.

Stay tuned for details!

TOOLS & RESOURCES

BPS ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Important Notice: All first time Candidates will be required to verify their practice experience through a letter from their supervisor, on official letterhead, verifying the practice experience claimed on the application or by their residency completion (certificate of completion, residency certificate, or a letter from their preceptor). For more details please refer to the Candidate’s Guide. Sample employer verification letters are available here: Employer Verification.
  • For the latest BPS updates regarding the the COVID-19 Pandemic, please click here: COVID-19 Update.
  • BPS has launched the Employer Toolkit, click here to learn more.

2023 BPS Examination Dates

The following examination registration and testing windows have been established for 2023:

  • The April/May 2023 exam registration window opens January 4, 2023 and closes March 18, 2023. The testing window will be open between April 3, 2023 through May 1, 2023.
  • The August/September 2023 exam registration window opens May 16, 2023 and closes August 4, 2023. The testing window will be open between August 28, 2023 through September 18, 2023.
  • For 2023 Continuous Testing for BCCP, BCNP, BCPP – exam registration will be available starting Wednesday, January 4. Continuous testing appointments for BCCP, BCNP, and BCPP will be available starting Monday, April 3.
  • For 2023 Continuous Testing for BCOP – exam registration will be available starting Tuesday, May 16. Continuous testing appointments for BCOP will be available starting Monday, August 28.

*See Upcoming Deadlines, Dates and Fees for more Information.

PRESS RELEASES

BPS To Begin Pharmacoinformatics Job Analysis Panel in 2023 (11/30/2022) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) reviewed a preliminary request to consider a new specialty in informatics pharmacy practice and recently approved a job analysis (also known as role delineation study) to take place in 2023. BPS is seeking to appoint a panel of 15 to 20 subject matter experts in pharmacoinformatics to… Read More »
First Administration of the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Certification Examination Announced for 2023 (11/14/2022) - First Administration of the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Certification Examination Announced for 2023 Registration for the certification examination opens in January of 2023   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the first examination in the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy specialty area will begin in 2023. Registration for the certification examination will… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

The Science Behind BPS Examination Pass Rates (11/28/2022) - The Science Behind BPS Examination Pass Rates by Amin Saiar, PhD and William Ellis, MS, RPh, ICE-CCP     Each year, the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) publishes the pass rates for each certification examination. A common misconception that arises with the announcement of the certification examination pass rates is that they are conflated with… Read More »
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BPS OVERVIEW VIDEO

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties has provided an overview video of BPS and the role Board Certified Pharmacists play in improving patient outcomes, eliminating medication errors and reducing healthcare costs globally.

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