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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 (September-October) 2021 Examination window is now CLOSED

The Spring 2022 Exam Registration window will open in January 2022.

 

Stay tuned for details!

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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.

2021 BPS Examination Dates

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

    • The Spring 2021 testing window is now CLOSED.
    • The Fall 2021 testing window is now CLOSED.

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

PRESS RELEASES

BPS Issues Call for Petition in Pain Management Pharmacy Practice (10/20/2021) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession, has issued a call for petition in Pain Management Pharmacy. The BPS Board of Directors reviewed a role delineation study (RDS) conducted in Pain Management Pharmacy during the October 2021 BPS Board of Directors meeting and found the… Read More »
BPS Announces a Deadline Extension for its 2022 Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award Call for Nominations (9/27/2021) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces a deadline extension for its Call for Nominations for the 2022 Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award. This award is conferred annually by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. The Award criteria recognizes two categories of recipients, one category is for individual persons, and the second category is… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Bethany DiPaula - BPS Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Council Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and the Role of Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists (10/13/2021) - Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and the Role of Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists by Bethany DiPaula, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP Board of Pharmacy Specialties Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Council Member Professor and PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Director University of Maryland School of Pharmacy   The US faces an opioid epidemic which has spanned decades – and the COVID-19… 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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