The 2018 Spring Exam Registration is now Open.

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.


2018 BPS Test Dates

The following application and testing windows have been established for 2018:

Spring 2018

The application window opens January 8, 2018 and closes March 16, 2018
The testing window is open between April 20, 2018 and May 6, 2018

Fall 2018

The application window opens May 7, 2018 and closes August 1, 2018
The testing window is open between September 21, 2018 and October 7, 2018

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

BPS Leadership Blog

January 2018 Iannucci Blog (1/30/2018) -   Andrea A. Iannucci, PharmD, BCOP     It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2018.  2017 was an eventful and productive year for BPS!  We expanded our BPS staff by adding an Associate Executive Director and put together a great psychometric team, with three in-house staff, in effort to continue to optimize and advance…

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Press Releases

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to serve on its 2019 Specialty Councils (2/8/2018) - Board Certified Pharmacist and Non-Specialist Positions Available   WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for Specialists (Board Certified Pharmacists) and Non-Specialist Pharmacists to serve on eight of eleven Specialty Councils.   Term The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January…
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces Request for Proposals for Professional Development Programs in Cardiology Pharmacy and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy (2/7/2018) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) solicits proposals for Professional Development Programs (PDP) for the Recertification of Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacists (BCCP) and Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (BCIDP). Recertification, which is required every seven years, is a process in which a Board Certified Pharmacist demonstrates maintenance of a defined level of…