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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 2019 Exam Registration is now OPEN.

The last day to apply through MyBPS is Thursday, August 1, 2019.

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BPS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important Notice: Beginning Spring Examination Cycle 2019, 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 2019 Candidate’s Guide. Sample employer verification letters are available here: Employer Verification.

2019 BPS Exam Dates

The following registration and testing windows have been established for 2019:

Fall 2019

The registration window is now OPEN. The last day to register through MyBPS is Thursday, August 1, 2019. The testing window will be open between September 20, 2019 through October 13, 2019.

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

PRESS RELEASES

2020 BPS Board of Directors Call for Nominations (5/22/2019) - 2020 BPS Board of Directors Call for Nominations Three Positions Available   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. The term of appointment for BPS Board members is based on the calendar year. Each appointment is for three years with the… Read More »
BPS Announces Call for Applications for PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Research Grants (2019) (5/17/2019) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted to support PGY-2 pharmacy residency research projects. Two funding opportunities of up to $5,000 each are available for projects highlighting the impact of board certification on:   Improved medication-related outcomes for patients; Perceived value of pharmacist… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Jerry McKee Mental Illness, Community Pharmacists, and a National Movement Towards Accessing Mental Health First Aid Training (6/3/2019) - Jerry McKee - PharmD, MS, BCPP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Psychiatry BalladHealth-Woodbridge Psychiatric Hospital     Many healthcare providers lack comfort and confidence in working with persons with mental illness, owing largely to a relative lack of specific training in the needs of this population. Pharmacists, in general, are less comfortable talking to patients about their medications… Read More »
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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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