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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

The Fall 2022 Examination Registration is now CLOSED.

The testing window will be open between September 5 through September 26, 2022.

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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.

2022 BPS Examination Dates

The following examination registration and testing windows have been established for 2022:

  • The Spring 2022 testing window is now CLOSED.
  • The Fall 2022 exam registration window is now CLOSED. The testing window will be open between September 5, 2022 through September 26, 2022.

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

PRESS RELEASES

BPS Board-Certified Nuclear Pharmacist Certification Gains Continued Recognition by United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (8/12/2022) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification for board-certified nuclear pharmacists (BCNP) gained continued recognition by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC determined that the BCNP credential continues to satisfy requirements for authorized nuclear pharmacists under NRC Regulations Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 35.55. The BCNP credential was… Read More »
Spring 2022 BPS Certification and Recertification Examination Results (8/8/2022) - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession announces the September/October 2021 certification and recertification examinations results. A total of 3,203 out of 4,990 candidates successfully passed certification and recertification examinations in the thirteen specialties currently offered by BPS: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Cardiology Pharmacy, Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy,… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

What was Your Path to Board Certification? (9/27/2022) - What was Your Path to Board Certification? by Amber Douglass, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP (she/her/hers) Council Member, BPS Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Council Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner – Mental Health VISN 1 Clinical Resource Hub VA Connecticut Healthcare System   In a professional organization I belong to, a recent conversation arose about different pathways to pharmacist board certification.… Read More »
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Privacy Policy Update

BPS respects individual privacy and values the confidence of our certified pharmacists, candidates, program participants, and general community. BPS is in the process of updating our privacy policy regarding our collection, use, and sharing of information. In addition, BPS will answer any questions you may have regarding our privacy policy. Please use the form located here.

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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