Nominations for the Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award, conferred annually upon an individual or organization who has made outstanding voluntary contributions to the advancement of BPS board certification, are open until January 15, 2018.

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.


All candidates testing in Fall 2017 will receive their results by the beginning of December.

2017 BPS Test Dates

The Fall 2017 computer-based BPS Examination will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 through Saturday October 7, 2017.
Candidates testing in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be required to take a paper-based version of the examination, being offered on April 20, 2017 and again on September 20, 2017.
Registration for the Spring 2017 testing window is now closed. See “Upcoming Deadlines, Dates and Fees” for more information about upcoming deadlines.


BPS Launches Podcast Channel

BPS has established a podcast channel on Soundcloud which features conversations with BPS board certified pharmacists and other experts. Guests discuss their education and training, provide advice on how to overcome career challenges and help board certified pharmacists stand out in today’s highly competitive healthcare marketplace.

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Press Releases

Timothy J. Muckle, Ph.D. and Siddiq Kassam to Join BPS Psychometric Staff (11/2/2017) - The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces that Timothy J. Muckle, Ph.D. will be joining the BPS staff as Senior Psychometrician effective October 30, 2017. Dr. Muckle earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL and has 17 years of psychometric experience; from 2008 he served as the Senior Director of Testing and Research for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a Pharmacy Specialty (10/24/2017) - Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a Pharmacy Specialty Public Comment Period Closes December 13, 2017   Washington, D.C.—The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has received a petition to recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a pharmacy specialty and has opened the public comment period. The petition to recognize Compounded…