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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

Spring 2021 Examination Candidates: Examination scores will be released on a rolling basis beginning July 26, 2021. Click here for updates and information related to exam score reports. We appreciate your patience as we complete this process.

 

The Fall 2021 Examination Registration Window is now OPEN.

The last day to apply through MyBPS is August 9, 2021.

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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.

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 examination registration window is open May 17, 2021 through August 9, 2021. The testing window will be open between September 7, 2021 through October 11, 2021.

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

PRESS RELEASES

BPS to Recognize PGY1 Residencies Accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board in 2022 (7/27/2021) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) recently voted to accept Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) Accredited Year 1 pharmacy residency programs as an approved standard for meeting BPS requirements for the eligibility pathways that recognize PGY-1 residency programs. Additionally, the Board will re-evaluate this decision in ten (10) years to allow for additional… Read More »
Trey Melazzo and Elizabeth LaNou Join BPS Staff (7/8/2021) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces the addition of Trey Melazzo, PharmD, MBA as Executive Resident on July 6, and Elizabeth LaNou, PharmD, as Director, Professional Affairs on July 12, to the BPS Professional Affairs, Communications, and Engagement (PACE) team.   “We are excited to welcome Trey and Ellie to the BPS… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Ellie LaNou - Director of Professional Affairs Stepping Into My New Role with BPS (7/22/2021) - Stepping Into My New Role with BPS by Ellie LaNou, PharmD Director, Professional Affairs     Over the past week, I have been warmly welcomed back to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) team by staff, Board members, and Specialty Council members alike. As a final year student pharmacist, I completed an advanced pharmacy practice… 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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