Press Releases

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.

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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…

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2nd Call for Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Item Writers

Washington, DC – BPS is issuing a call to participate in an upcoming Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Online Item Writing Drive.  BPS offers this opportunity to write items for possible use on future BPS Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Certification and Recertification Examinations, which must accurately reflect the current practice of Cardiology and Infectious…

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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…

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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…

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BPS Confers Added Qualifications to 76 Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), an agency whose purpose is to recognize pharmacy specialties and certify pharmacists’ knowledge and skills at the advanced practice level, today announced the conferral or renewal of Added Qualifications to 76 Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists. With the growing complexity in pharmacologic information, there is an increased…

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Bain Appointed to the BPS Employer Advisory Committee

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the premiere post-licensure certification agency serving the pharmacy profession, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin T. Bain, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCGP, CPH, FASCP to its Employer Advisory Committee (EAC). The EAC advises the BPS Board of Directors and has the following responsibilities: To explore…

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BPS Announces Specialty Council Members for Cardiology, Geriatric and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialties

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the new Specialty Council members for the Cardiology, Geriatric and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialties. The appointments for Cardiology and Infectious Diseases will begin immediately and the Geriatrics appointments will begin January 1, 2018. A BPS Specialty Council serves the following purposes: To…

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Vacancy Announcement – Associate Executive Director

Vacancy Announcement – Associate Executive Director   About the Job The Associate Executive Director is the #2 administrative leader of Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), reporting to the Executive Director in addition, this position is also responsible for BPS interprofessional activities. The Associate Executive Director develops and maintains active engagement with other health professional societies…

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Board of Pharmacy Specialties® Issues call for Petition in Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Practice

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession, has issued a call for petition in Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Practice. If approved, Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Practice will become the twelfth specialty offered by BPS. The BPS Board of Directors reviewed the role delineation study conducted…

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Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to Serve on its Cardiology, Geriatric, and Infectious Diseases Specialty Councils

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to Serve on its Cardiology, Geriatric, and Infectious Diseases Specialty Councils A total of 27 positions are open for consideration Deadline has been extended to Monday, May 1, 2017, 5pm Eastern   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for cardiology pharmacists and…

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Board of Pharmacy Specialties Establishes Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Establishes Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award Call for Inaugural Award Nominations Open Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces the establishment of the Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award.  This award will be conferred annually by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties upon an individual or organization who has made outstanding voluntary…

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Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces New Specialty Council Leadership and Members

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the new Specialty Council Chairs, Vice Chairs and members for each of the eight BPS specialties. These appointments or re-appointments were effective January 1, 2017. For the full roster of each BPS Specialty Council visit https://www.bpsweb.org/about/councils.cfm   A BPS Specialty Council serves…

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Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to serve on its Specialty Councils Board Certified Pharmacist and Non-Specialist Positions Available

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for Specialists (Board Certified Pharmacists) and Non-Specialist Pharmacists to serve on each of its eight Specialty Council. Term The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. BPS must…

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