Fall 2017 BPS Certification Examination Results

Washington, D.C. – The results of the Fall 2017 BPS specialty certification and recertification exams were announced today by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession. A total of 2883 out of 4213 pharmacists passed the exams in the nine specialties currently offered by BPS: ambulatory care pharmacy, critical…

Timothy J. Muckle, Ph.D. and Siddiq Kassam to Join BPS Psychometric Staff

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces that Timothy J. Muckle, Ph.D. will be joining the BPS staff as Senior Psychometrician effective October 30, 2017. Dr. Muckle earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL and has 17 years of psychometric experience; from 2008 he served as the Senior Director of Testing and Research for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a Pharmacy Specialty

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a Pharmacy Specialty Public Comment Period Closes December 13, 2017   Washington, D.C.—The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has received a petition to recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a pharmacy specialty and has opened the public comment period. The petition to recognize Compounded…

BPS Announces Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Practice Analysis Taskforce Appointments

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) recently approved a practice analysis or role delineation study in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy. Conducting a role delineation study is a critical step in evaluating a proposed specialty. The purpose of the role delineation study is to determine whether this practice areas is based upon specialized knowledge of…

BPS Adjust BCGP Eligibility for 2018

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has voted to adjust the eligibility requirements for the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) examination effective January 1, 2018. The revised eligibility criteria are: Graduation from a pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or a program outside the U.S. that qualifies…