Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession, announces the April/May 2022 certification and recertification examinations results. A total of 2,436 out of 4,108 candidates successfully passed certification and recertification examinations in the 13 specialties currently offered by BPS: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Cardiology Pharmacy, Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy, Critical Care Pharmacy, Geriatric Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases Pharmacy, Nuclear Pharmacy, Nutrition Support Pharmacy, Oncology Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy, Psychiatric Pharmacy, and Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy.
“The growing number of active certifications illustrates that the role of a board-certified pharmacist is expanding, and their specialized knowledge and skills are in demand from employers, patients, and health care teams.” stated BPS Executive Director, William M. Ellis, MS, RPh, ICE-CCP.
“We congratulate the newly certified pharmacists who pursued and successfully passed an examination in one of our 13 specialty areas. As the number of board-certified pharmacists grows, we look forward to these highly specialized pharmacy practitioners benefiting patients and health care teams in their unique settings.” said 2022 BPS Chair, Marianne F. Ivey, PharmD, MPH, FASHP.
Spring 2022 Certification and Recertification examination results by specialty:
|# Passed||% Passed|| |
|# Passed||% Passed|
|Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)||393||229||58%||19||11||58%|
|Board-Certified Cardiology Pharmacist (BCCP)*||107||59||55%||--||--||--|
|Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP)*||198||136||69%||--||--||--|
|Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)||297||206||69%||18||14||78%|
|Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP)||179||92||51%||11||6||55%|
|Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP)*||216||144||67%||--||--||--|
|Board-Certified Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP)||11||6||55%||2||2||100%|
|Board-Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP)||91||84||92%||7||7||100%|
|Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP)||332||192||58%||19||15||79%|
|Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS)||123||78||63%||5||4||80%|
|Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)||1,776||985||55%||93||52||56%|
|Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP)||85||40||47%||10||8||80%|
|Board-Certified Transplant Pharmacist (BCTXP)*||116||66||57%||--||--||--|
* The initial cohort of certificants in new specialty areas will be eligible to recertify by examination in year 7 of the certification cycle (i.e., BCCP and BCIDP in 2025, BCSCP in 2026, BCTXP in 2028).
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 55,350 pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties.
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