Nominations for the Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award, conferred annually upon an individual or organization who has made outstanding voluntary contributions to the advancement of BPS board certification, are open until January 15, 2018.

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.


The 2018 Spring Exam Registration is now Open.

2018 BPS Test Dates

The following application and testing windows have been established for 2018:

Spring 2018

The application window opens January 8, 2018 and closes March 16, 2018
The testing window is open between April 20, 2018 and May 6, 2018

Fall 2018

The application window opens May 7, 2018 and closes August 1, 2018
The testing window is open between September 21, 2018 and October 7, 2018

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

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Fall 2017 BPS Certification Examination Results (12/13/2017) - Washington, D.C. – The results of the Fall 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 2883 out of 4213 pharmacists passed the exams in the nine specialties currently offered by BPS: ambulatory care pharmacy, critical…
BPS Announces Brian Lawson Has Been Appointed To A New Certification Commission Formed By The Association For Strategic Planning (11/20/2017) - Brian Lawson, PharmD, Director of Professional Affairs for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, was voluntarily appointed to a new Certification Commission formed by the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP), it was announced today.