Contracts will run from 2016 through 2022

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has approved the following professional development programs to provide recertification offerings to Board Certified Pharmacists for a seven-year cycle that will begin January 1, 2016.

 

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • A joint program offered by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association

Critical Care Pharmacy

  • A joint program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Nuclear Pharmacy

  • Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Oncology Pharmacy

  • A joint program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association

Pharmacotherapy

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Psychiatric Pharmacy

  • College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists

Pediatric Pharmacy

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group

Since October 2012, BPS has been engaged in a Recertification Program Self-Study to explore opportunities for enhancements and to review current education offerings.  The self-study included surveys, focus group meetings, and a stakeholder conference. Today’s announcement concludes a process where BPS solicited proposals for Professional Development Programs (PDP) for the Recertification of Board Certified Pharmacists.  Potential PDP providers were able to access the request for proposals (RFP) on the BPS website in November 2014.  BPS plans to issue another RFP in 2020 for the next seven-year approval cycle.

Brian Lawson, PharmD, BPS Director, Professional Affairs commented that “ BPS was pleased with the quality of the proposals received and looks forward to Board Certified Pharmacists having access to a wide array of program offerings that are relevant to their practice and help assure that they maintain their knowledge and clinical reasoning skills that they demonstrated with initial certification.”

More information about the offerings will be available from the providers later in 2015.

About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).  The mission of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is to improve patient care and increase awareness of the need for BPS Board Certified Pharmacists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification and recertification of pharmacists throughout the world. Through the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification, the BPS board certified pharmacist stands out as the most qualified to accept today’s expanding professional expectations.  Today, more than 20,000 pharmacists are BPS board certified.

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