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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 2019 Exam Registration is now OPEN.

The last day to apply through MyBPS is Thursday, August 1, 2019.

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BPS ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Important Notice: Beginning Spring Examination Cycle 2019, 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 2019 Candidate’s Guide. Sample employer verification letters are available here: Employer Verification.
  • Results for the Spring 2019 have been released. Please check your MyBPS account for scores.

2019 BPS Exam Dates

The following registration and testing windows have been established for Fall 2019:

  • The registration window is now OPEN. The last day to register through MyBPS is Thursday, August 1, 2019. The testing window will be open between September 20, 2019 through October 13, 2019.
  • Fall 2019 Exam scheduling will be opening soon. Please be advised, BPS will only offer select examination dates for the following cities: Mansoura, Egypt – September 28th, Brisbane, Australia – October 5th, and Adelaide, Australia – October 12th

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

PRESS RELEASES

Spring 2019 BPS Certification Examination Results (7/10/2019) - Washington, D.C. – The results of the Spring 2019 BPS certification and recertification examinations were announced today by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession. A total of 2,379 out of 3,542 candidates successfully passed certification examinations in the eleven specialties currently offered by BPS: ambulatory care… Read More »
Brian Lawson Named UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Inaugural Global Executive in Residence (7/3/2019) - Washington, D.C. –  Brian Lawson, PharmD, Senior Director of Professional Affairs and International Engagement of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has been named the The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy inaugural Global Executive in Residence with its Office of Global Engagement through June 30, 2020.   As the Executive in Residence, Lawson will continue his work… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Jerry McKee Mental Illness, Community Pharmacists, and a National Movement Towards Accessing Mental Health First Aid Training (6/3/2019) - Jerry McKee - PharmD, MS, BCPP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Psychiatry BalladHealth-Woodbridge Psychiatric Hospital     Many healthcare providers lack comfort and confidence in working with persons with mental illness, owing largely to a relative lack of specific training in the needs of this population. Pharmacists, in general, are less comfortable talking to patients about their medications… Read More »
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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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