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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 2021 Examination Registration Window is now OPEN.

The last day to apply through MyBPS is March 19, 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 examination registration window opens January 4, 2021 and closes March 19, 2021. The testing window will be open between April 19, 2021 through June 1, 2021.
    • The Fall 2021 examination registration window opens May 17, 2021 and closes August 3, 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 Receives ISO 17024 Accreditation (1/7/2021) - Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce that the organization has received accreditation under ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 17024 Accreditation Standards. Accreditation is a formal, independent verification where a program or institution meets established quality standards and is competent to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks. Conformity assessment… Read More »
BPS Mourns the Loss of Former Board Member, Paul G. Pierpaoli (1/5/2021) - Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is saddened to announce the passing of former board member, Paul G. Pierpaoli. Pierpaoli served on the BPS Board of Directors from 1993 to 1998 and was Vice Chair in 1998. He passed at his home in Hilton Head, SC on December 17, 2020 after a… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Haydon-Greatting “We Didn’t Start the Fire—We ran toward it!” Pharmacists’ Essential Role in Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention (11/12/2020) - “We Didn’t Start the Fire—We ran toward it!” Pharmacists’ Essential Role in Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention by Starlin Haydon-Greatting, MS-MPH, BSPharm, CDM, FAPhA Member of BPS Specialty Council on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Pharmacoepidemiologist; Diabetes Care and Education Specialist; ADCES DPP Lifestyle Coach IPhA Director of Clinical Programs and Population Health MyHealthRx, TCOYH and Illinois Pharmacists… 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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