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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 2020 Examination Registration is now CLOSED.

The Spring 2021 Examination Registration window will open in January 2021.

 

Stay tuned for details!

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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.

2020 BPS Examination Dates

The following examination registration and testing windows have been established for 2020:

  • The Spring 2020 testing window is now CLOSED.
  • The Fall 2020 testing window is now CLOSED.

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

PRESS RELEASES

BPS Announces Newly Appointed Board Members for 2021 (10/19/2020) - BPS Announces New Board Members Sheila Botts, Anita Siu and Laura Gordon Appointed Hal Richards and Marianne Ivey Re-Appointed   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of new Board members for terms that will begin January 1, 2021.   Specialist Members Hal E. Richards, PharmD, BCNSP… Read More »
BPS Announces Call for Subject Matter Experts for Pain Management Role Delineation Study (9/15/2020) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has approved a role delineation study (RDS) in Pain Management Pharmacy for 2020-2021. Conducting an RDS is a critical step in evaluating the appropriateness and feasibility of developing a proposed certification for a given specialty. The purpose of the role delineation study is to determine whether this… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

William Ellis - BPS Executive Director Promoting and Protecting the Value of Certification (10/21/2020) - Promoting and Protecting the Value of Certification by William Ellis, MS, RPh Executive Director Board of Pharmacy Specialties     BPS is involved in many activities to promote and protect the value of certification. One of the lesser-known activities is BPS membership in the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC). PCC was established in July 2018 as… 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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