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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 Spring 2020 Exam Registration is now CLOSED.

The testing window will be open between April 20, 2020 through June 30, 2020.

The Fall 2020 Exam Registration window will open on May 15, 2020.

 

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.

2020 BPS Examination Dates

The following examination registration and testing windows have been established for 2020:

  • The Spring 2020 examination registration is now CLOSED. The testing window will be open between April 20, 2020 through June 30, 2020.
  • The Fall 2020 examination registration window opens May 15, 2020 and closes August 3, 2020. The testing window will be open between September 20, 2020 through October 12, 2020.

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

PRESS RELEASES

Important Announcement Regarding the April/May 2020 Examination (3/27/2020) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces updated information regarding the April-May 2020 Examination window in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.    Given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, BPS is sharing the following information regarding the April-May 2020 Testing Window:   Prometric has announced that their test centers in the U.S. and Canada… Read More »
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Recognized as New Specialty (2/21/2020) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces that Emergency Medicine Pharmacy is formally recognized as the fourteenth pharmacy specialty.   Karen M. Gunning, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, the 2020 Chair of the BPS Board of Directors, Professor of Pharmacotherapy, at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, provided the following comments: “BPS is… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Saseen If You Are Not Part of the Solution, You Are Part of the Problem (3/9/2020) - Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical and Academic Programs; Department of Clinical Pharmacy Professor; Department of Family Medicine Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Chair, BPS Cardiology Pharmacy Specialty Council     February was American Heart Month! It was the perfect time to reflect… 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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