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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 Spring 2022 Exam Registration is now OPEN.

The last day to register through MyBPS is March 18, 2022.

(The testing window will be open between April 18, 2022 through May 15, 2022)

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.

2022 BPS Examination Dates

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

  • The Spring 2022 exam registration window opens January 4, 2022 and closes March 18, 2022. The testing window will be open between April 18, 2022 through May 15, 2022.
  • The Fall 2022 exam registration window opens May 16, 2022 and closes August 3, 2022. 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

2022 Recipients of Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Awards Announced (1/26/2022) - 2022 Recipients of Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Awards Announced   Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the two Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna award winners in the patient care organization and individual category. Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute Pharmacy Program in Miami, FL has been named the 2022… Read More »
National Commission for Certifying Agencies Awards Three Specialty Accreditations and One Re-Accreditation to Board of Pharmacy Specialties (1/20/2022) - National Commission for Certifying Agencies Awards Three Specialty Accreditations and One Re-Accreditation to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties   Washington, D.C. – The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited three specialty certifications under the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) for compliance to NCCA's Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs: Cardiology Pharmacy (BCCP), Infectious Diseases… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Ivey, Marianne Happy New Year to all board-certified pharmacists! (1/18/2022) - Happy New Year to all board-certified pharmacists! by Marianne F. Ivey, PharmD, MPH, FASHP Board of Pharmacy Specialties Board of Directors, Chair     As the 2022 Chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, I am eager to work with such an engaged cohort of board-certified pharmacists to lead efforts to recognize and promote pharmacy… 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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