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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 April/May 2023 Exam Registration window is now OPEN.

The last day to register through MyBPS is March 18, 2023.

(The testing window will be open between April 3, 2023 through May 1, 2023.)

TOOLS & RESOURCES

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.
  • BPS has launched the Employer Toolkit, click here to learn more.

2023 BPS Examination Dates

The following examination registration and testing windows have been established for 2023:

  • The April/May 2023 exam registration window opens January 4, 2023 and closes March 18, 2023. The testing window will be open between April 3, 2023 through May 1, 2023.
  • The August/September 2023 exam registration window opens May 16, 2023 and closes August 4, 2023. The testing window will be open between August 28, 2023 through September 18, 2023.
  • For 2023 Continuous Testing for BCCP, BCNP, BCPP – exam registration will be available starting Wednesday, January 4. Continuous testing appointments for BCCP, BCNP, and BCPP will be available starting Monday, April 3.
  • For 2023 Continuous Testing for BCOP – exam registration will be available starting Tuesday, May 16. Continuous testing appointments for BCOP will be available starting Monday, August 28.

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

PRESS RELEASES

BPS Announces Professional Development Programs Approved for the Recertification of Board-Certified Pharmacists beginning in January 2024 (1/18/2023) - Washington, D.C. – The purpose of recertification for specialty certifications offered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is to ensure that board-certified pharmacists maintain knowledge and skills required for a specific level of proficiency in the specialty area in which they are certified. BPS complies with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) standards on… Read More »
BPS Announces Pilot Continuing Professional Development-Recertification Framework to Begin in 2024 (1/10/2023) - Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has approved a pilot for a continuing professional development (CPD) component within the existing pathways for recertification of pharmacist specialty certification. The updated recertification framework promotes the principles of lifelong learning and expands professional development options for board-certified pharmacists. The integration of CPD into recertification requirements will… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Ruth E. Nemire Continuing Great Growth in 2023, Thanks to Board-Certified Pharmacists (1/19/2023) - Continuing Great Growth in 2023, Thanks to Board-Certified Pharmacists by 2023 BPS Board of Directors Chair Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, EdD, FCCP, FNAP, CRQM     Happy 2023 to each of you. I hope that this year finds you happy and blessed. I write this as one of my first official duties as 2023 Chair… Read More »
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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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