Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) solicits proposals for Professional Development Programs (PDP) for the Recertification of Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists (BCSCP). 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 by completing one the of the following professional development activities:
- Achieving a passing score on the BPS recertification exam
- Earning a prescribed number of continuing education (CE) hour provided by a BPS-approved professional development program. Program providers must already be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The number of CE hours vary amongst specialties based on requirements established by the BPS Specialty Councils.
The Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Request for Proposals (RFP) issued the BPS Specialty Council is available on the BPS website:
Contracts for this particular RFP for Professional Development Programs for the Recertification of Board-Certified Pharmacists will be awarded for three years beginning January 1, 2020.
“Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists will have a variety of continuing education offerings that are high-quality, rigorous, and relevant to pharmacy practice through the BPS-approved professional development programs.” said BPS Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement Brian Lawson, PharmD.
Timetable for Submission and Review of Proposals
“Intent to Respond” from prospective PDP providers due to BPS:
Questions from prospective PDP providers due to BPS:
BPS responses to prospective PDP provider questions:
Date and time of closing for submissions: 5pm ET:
Anticipated contract award decision:
Contract period begins:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Related Link: About Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy
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.
Board Certification through BPS has become recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels as a result of the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. Today over 41,000 pharmacists worldwide hold BPS certification.
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