Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces Professional Development Program Providers in
Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy for 2020
Contracts will run from 2020 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 Sterile Compounding Pharmacists (BCSCP) for a three-year cycle beginning on January 1, 2020.
- American Pharmacists Association
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Today’s announcement concludes a process in which BPS solicited proposals for professional development programs (PDP) for the recertification of BCSCP. Potential PDP providers were able to access the request for proposals (RFP) on the BPS website in February 2019. BPS plans to issue another RFP in 2021 for a new approval cycle in all specialty areas.
“BPS was pleased with the quality of the proposals received,” Brian Lawson, Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement commented. “We are excited that there are more options for recertification, which creates more flexibility for Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists.”
More information about the offerings will be available from the providers later in 2019.
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 42,000 pharmacist certifications across 11 specialties.
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