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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 Examination Registration Window is now OPEN.

The last day to apply through MyBPS is March 20, 2020.

Examination Registration Resources

Download the BPS Guide to Certification

Download the BPS Guide to Recertification

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.
  • Results for the Fall 2019 BPS Examinations have been posted. Please check your MyBPS account for examination scores.

2020 BPS Examination Dates

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

  • The Spring 2020 examination registration window closes on March 20, 2020. The testing window will be open between April 20, 2020 through May 11, 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

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to Serve on its 2021 Specialty Councils (2/18/2020) - A total of 29 Board Certified and Non-Specialist Positions Available   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for Specialists (Board-Certified Pharmacists) and Non-Specialist Pharmacists to serve on eleven of thirteen Specialty Councils.   TERM AND ELIGIBILITY The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for… Read More »
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces Request for Proposals for Professional Development Providers in Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy (2/6/2020) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) solicits proposals for Professional Development Programs (PDP) for the Recertification of Board-Certified Transplant Pharmacists (BCTXP). Recertification, which is required every seven years, is a process in which a Board-Certified Pharmacist demonstrates maintenance of a defined level of contemporary knowledge and skills. Maintenance of certification can be accomplished… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

Brian Lawson (BPS) Campaigns in the U.S. and Abroad Recognize the Contributions of Pharmacists (10/10/2019) - Brian Lawson, PharmD Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement Board of Pharmacy Specialties     Pharmacists are being recognized for their role on healthcare teams and in the community for the care provided to patients. Celebrations kicked-off on Wednesday, September 25th during World Pharmacists Day by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) who promoted the… 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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