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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 (September-October) 2021 Examination Registration window is now CLOSED

(The testing window will be open between September 7, 2021 through October 11, 2021)

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.

2021 BPS Examination Dates

The following examination registration and testing windows have been established for 2021:

    • The Spring 2021 testing window is now CLOSED.
    • The Fall 2021 examination registration window is CLOSED. The testing window will be open between September 7, 2021 through October 11, 2021.

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

PRESS RELEASES

Kate McKenna and Amin Saiar Join BPS Staff (9/13/2021) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces the addition of Kate McKenna as Communication and Engagement Specialist on September 1 to the BPS Professional Affairs, Communications, and Engagement (PACE) team and Amin Saiar, PhD as Senior Director, Psychometrics and Testing, Lead Psychometrician on September 13.   “BPS is fortunate to expand our staff… Read More »
Spring 2021 BPS Certification Examination Results (8/18/2021) - Washington, D.C. – The results of the April/May 2021 BPS certification and recertification examinations were announced today by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession. A total of 2,740 out of 4,539 candidates successfully passed certification examinations in the twelve specialties currently offered by BPS: Ambulatory Care… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Ivey, Marianne The Aspirations and Leadership of International Pharmacy Colleagues (9/24/2021) - The Aspirations and Leadership of International Pharmacy Colleagues by Marianne F. Ivey, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FFIP Board of Pharmacy Specialties Board of Directors, Chair-Elect     To celebrate World Pharmacists’ Day, my colleagues at the Board of Pharmacy Specialties have asked me to share some personal experiences in working with international pharmacists.  It is my… 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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