AvisBullardWashington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce that Avis D. Bullard, BPS Director of Quality Assurance, has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, or ASQ-CSSBB.


“BPS congratulates Avis D. Bullard on earning her ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Obtaining this internationally recognized credential takes a high level of motivation and dedication. Avis has brought six sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools to BPS. Her leadership in implementing six sigma methods has helped BPS to better solve quality problems, improve decision making, improve overall performance and better manage process practices,” stated BPS Executive Director William M. Ellis, MS, RPh.


The Six Sigma methodology ties in well with the BPS mission and its commitment to excellence as it addresses sustained quality improvement. In order to qualify for the Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) examination, an individual must have completed two Six Sigma Black Belt projects with signed affidavits, or one completed project with a signed affidavit and three years of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. Certified SSBB’s have a thorough understanding of and will be able to use all aspects of DMAIC model (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) while working on Six Sigma projects.


“Earning an ASQ certification is more than a great accomplishment – it’s a formal recognition of professionals that they have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality practices in their field,” said ASQ Chair Cecilia Kimberlin.


Details about ASQ and the Six Sigma Black Belt certification are available at www.asq.org.


Related Links: ASQ Press Release


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 BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS currently recognizes more than 41,000 pharmacist certifications across 11 specialties.


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