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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 2021 Examination Registration Window is now closed.

The testing window will be open between April 19, 2021 through June 1, 2021.

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BPS ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Job Posting: The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is seeking a Director, Professional Affairs. The Director, Professional Affairs for BPS has responsibilities in program management, organizational support, stakeholder relations and communication, and continuous quality improvement in collaboration with senior management, internal colleagues and volunteer leaders that contribute to tactical and strategic goals for the certification and recertification of board-certified pharmacists. Click here to apply!
  • 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.

2021 BPS Examination Dates

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

    • The Spring 2021 examination registration window is now closed. The testing window will be open between April 19, 2021 through June 1, 2021.
    • The Fall 2021 examination registration window opens May 17, 2021 and closes August 3, 2021. 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

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces First Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Examination (3/25/2021) - Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces First   Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Examination Registration Opens May 17, 2021   Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the first examination in Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy. The registration for the initial exam will open on May 17, 2021 and closes August… Read More »
Brian Lawson, PharmD, Named BPS Associate Executive Director (3/10/2021) - Following Sam Johnson stepping down from his position as Associate Executive Director on March 3rd. Brian Lawson, PharmD, assumed the role of Associate Executive Director, effective March 4, 2021. In this position, Brian will serve as the #2 administrative leader reporting to the BPS Executive Director and will be responsible for all aspects of professional affairs… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Herner Safety with a capital “S” – it’s everyone’s responsibility!  (3/15/2021) - Safety with a capital “S” – it’s everyone’s responsibility!  by Sheri Herner, PharmD, MHSA, CPPS, BCPS, FCCP Chair of BPS Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council Medication Safety and Quality Coordinator Kaiser Permanente Colorado     Patient Safety Awareness Week™ is March 14 – 20, 2021.  The objective of the event is to promote understanding about health care… 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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