Registration for the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists (BCGP)

examination is open until September 17, 2017.

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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.


Scores from the Spring 2017 window are now available through your MyBPS account. Those candidates who did not achieve a passing score on the Spring 2017 exam are eligible to retake the exam at the reduced rate of $300 within the next year. Registration for the Fall 2017 exam is now open through August 1st.


2017 BPS Test Dates Announced

The Fall 2017 computer-based BPS Examination will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 through Saturday October 7, 2017.
Candidates testing in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be required to take a paper-based version of the examination, being offered on April 20, 2017 and again on September 20, 2017.
Registration for the Spring 2017 testing window is now closed. See “Upcoming Deadlines, Dates and Fees” for more information about upcoming deadlines. The application for the Fall 2017 testing window will open on May 8, 2017.


BPS Launches Podcast Channel

BPS has established a podcast channel on Soundcloud which features conversations with BPS board certified pharmacists and other experts. Guests discuss their education and training, provide advice on how to overcome career challenges and help board certified pharmacists stand out in today’s highly competitive healthcare marketplace.

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BPS Leadership Blog

Update on Specialties (6/12/2017) - The number of BPS specialties now stands at eleven following the merger of the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential with existing BPS specialties and the approval of Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy as specialties. The growth in specialties parallels the growth of PGY2 residencies and more importantly follows the increasing responsibilities that pharmacists have as part…

Benefits of BPS Board Certification

Press Releases

Spring 2017 BPS Certification Examination Results (8/3/2017) - Washington, D.C. – The results of the Spring 2017 BPS specialty certification and recertification exams were announced today by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession. A total of 2,092 out of 3,257 pharmacists passed the exams in the nine specialties currently offered by BPS: ambulatory care…
BPS Announces Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Practice Analysis Taskforce Appointments (8/1/2017) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) recently approved a practice analysis or role delineation study in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy. Conducting a role delineation study is a critical step in evaluating a proposed specialty. The purpose of the role delineation study is to determine whether this practice areas is based upon specialized knowledge of…