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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 2020 Exam Registration is now OPEN

The last day to apply through MyBPS is Monday, August 3, 2020

(The testing window will be open between September 8, 2020 through October 12, 2020)

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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 testing window is now CLOSED.
  • The Fall 2020 examination registration window is now OPEN through August 3, 2020. The testing window will be open between September 8, 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 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council (6/10/2020) - Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to Serve on its  Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council A total of nine positions available.   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) requests nominations for nine pharmacists to serve on the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council.   The BPS Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council will be responsible… Read More »
BPS Announces Call for Applications for PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Research Grants (2020) (6/1/2020) - Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), is pleased to announce that applications for BPS seed grants to fund PGY-2 pharmacy residency research projects will be accepted through September 4th, 2020.   Two funding opportunities of up to $5,000 each are available for projects highlighting the impact of board certification on: Medication-related outcomes… Read More »
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LEADERSHIP BLOG

July 2020_Blog Testing Pivot with COVID-19 (7/8/2020) - Testing Pivot with COVID-19 by William Ellis, MS, RPh Executive Director Board of Pharmacy Specialties     There are many things changing and evolving in the world of certification. However, one of the most frequently discussed topics is the use of remote proctoring in examination administration. There is increasing interest in the use of remote… 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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