Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) solicits proposals for Professional Development Programs (PDP) for the Recertification of Board-Certified Transplant Pharmacists (BCTXP). 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
    OR
  • 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 Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Request for Proposals (RFP) issued the BPS Specialty Council is available on the BPS website:

 

SOT Pharmacy Request for Proposals

 

Contracts for this particular RFP for Professional Development Programs for the Recertification of BCTXP will be awarded for two years beginning January 1, 2021.

 

“Board-Certified Transplant 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 Brian Lawson, PharmD.

 

Timetable for Submission and Review of Proposals

Release of RFP:
“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 5, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2021

 

Related Link: About Solid Organ Transplantation 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 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 46,000 pharmacist certifications across 13 specialties.

 

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