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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 Examination Window is now CLOSED.

The Spring 2020 Exam Registration window will open in January 2020.

Stay tuned for details!

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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.

2020 BPS Exam Dates

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

  • The registration window is window opens January 6, 2020 and closes on March 20, 2020. The testing window will be open between April 20, 2020 through May 11, 2020.

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

PRESS RELEASES

BPS Announces the Passing of Dr. Stanley M. Shaw, PhD (10/30/2019) - Washington, D.C. – It is with deep sadness that the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces the passing of Dr. Stanley M. Shaw, PhD on October 26, 2019. Dr. Shaw was a pioneer in the field of nuclear pharmacy, an educator, and an advocate for nuclear pharmacy’s becoming the first recognized specialty in pharmacy.   His… Read More »
BPS to Conduct Role Delineation Study in Pain Management Pharmacy (10/21/2019) - Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Board of Directors voted during their October meeting  to conduct a role delineation study (RDS) in pain management pharmacy. This action was taken after the BPS Board reviewed a 2019 pain management practice analysis to evaluate the contemporary body of knowledge and skills necessary for pharmacists to… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Brian Lawson (BPS) Campaigns in the U.S. and Abroad Recognize the Contributions of Pharmacists (10/10/2019) - Brian Lawson, PharmD Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement Board of Pharmacy Specialties     Pharmacists are being recognized for their role on healthcare teams and in the community for the care provided to patients. Celebrations kicked-off on Wednesday, September 25th during World Pharmacists Day by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) who promoted the… Read More »
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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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