Staying on Top
Recertification assures the public and the profession that certified practitioners undergo periodic evaluation. The Board of Pharmacy Specialties requires all board-certified specialists to recertify every seven years.
If a BPS certified specialist does not apply for recertification, the individual will be removed from the official roster of board certified specialists.
If a certified pharmacist fails to successfully complete the recertification process, extension of certification may be granted for a one-time only, one-year period, at the sole discretion of BPS, while the individual seeks to successfully complete the process.
Once a BPS-certified specialist has been deleted permanently from the roster, that individual may no longer use the designation or initials associated with that specialty (e.g., Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist, BCNP) nor display the BPS certificate. Reinstatement can be achieved only by the successful completion of the entire certification process.
For full details regarding recertification, please refer to the BPS Recertification Guide.