Recertification by Continuing Education
The requirements using continuing education are listed below. Please note, candidates who become board certified in the Spring cannot begin accumulating CE hours until December 31 of that year.

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

BCACP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by the joint program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and/or the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). BCACP may participate in recertification from both BPS-approved providers.

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Courses offered by either of the approved providers may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Please note, BPS revised the recertification policy and removed the restriction which prohibited individuals from earning more than a specified number of hours in the first three or four years of the certification cycle. For more information regarding the revised policy, please click here.

You can download a BCACP Professional Development chart by clicking here.

Cardiology Pharmacy

BCCP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by the joint program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Cardiology Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Courses offered by any of the approved providers may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Candidates should note that there are expiration dates associated with earning BPS recertification credit.  BPS will only award recertification credit for modules based on the completion and submission date of the post-test assessment.  For example, a module completed and submitted on October 20 of a particular year will only be credited for that year, even if the due date of the post-test is in January of the following year.

Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy

BCSCP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by the professional development programs offered by the American Pharmacists Association and/or the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Courses offered by any of the approved providers may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Candidates should note that there are expiration dates associated with earning BPS recertification credit. BPS will only award recertification credit for modules based on the completion and submission date of the post-test assessment. For example, a module completed and submitted on October 20 of a particular year will only be credited for that year, even if the due date of the post-test is in January of the following year.

Critical Care Pharmacy

BCCCP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by the program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and/or the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and/or the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Critical Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Courses offered by any of the approved providers may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Candidates should note that there are expiration dates associated with earning BPS recertification credit. BPS will only award recertification credit for modules based on the completion and submission date of the post-test assessment. For example, a module completed and submitted on October 20 of a particular year will only be credited for that year, even if the due date of the post-test is in January of the following year.

You can download a BCCCP Professional Development chart by clicking here.

Geriatric Pharmacy

BCGP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of credit provided by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and/or the joint program offered by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

The Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Course-Live or Online offered by ASHP/ACCP OR The Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam Preparation Boot Camp Course-Live or Online offered by ASCP may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

You can download the approved Continuing Education Transition Plan for all current Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists by clicking here.

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy

BCIDP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by the joint program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and/or the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP).

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Courses offered by any of the approved providers may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Candidates should note that there are expiration dates associated with earning BPS recertification credit. BPS will only award recertification credit for modules based on the completion and submission date of the post-test assessment. For example, a module completed and submitted on October 20 of a particular year will only be credited for that year, even if the due date of the post-test is in January of the following year.

Nuclear Pharmacy

On January 2016, Purdue University College of Pharmacy assumed responsibility as the BPS Professional Development Provider for the recertification of Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacists (BCNP).  Along with this new addition, BPS would also announced an update in the continuing education requirement for recertification in Nuclear Pharmacy.  Effective January 2016, all Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacists recertifying via continuing education will be required to earn 100 hours over the 7-year certification period towards recertification in this specialty area.  Note, pharmacists who attained BCNP prior to January 2016, this requirement will not apply to your current certification cycle.  Once you have completed the recertification process for your current cycle, your next cycle in this specialty will fall under these new guidelines and requirements. Therefore, you will be required to earn 100 hours of continuing education over the new 7-year period in order to be eligible for recertification.

You can download the approved Continuing Education Transition Plan for all NEW and CURRENT Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacists by clicking here.

More information on Purdue University’s professional development program for BCNP recertification can be found here.

Nutrition Support Pharmacy

Beginning in January 2017, Purdue University College of Pharmacy will assume responsibility as the BPS Professional Development Provider for the recertification of Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists (BCNSP). Along with this new addition, BPS would also like to announce an update in the continuing education requirement for recertification in Nutrition Support Pharmacy.

Effective in January 1, 2019, all newly Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists will have the option of recertifying via the Recertification Exam OR 100 hours of recertification CE over the 7-year certification period through Purdue University.

All Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists certified between 2009 and 2015 can download the approved Continuing Education Transition Plan by clicking here. While credits earned using Purdue’s professional development program are submitted directly to BPS by Purdue, self-reported nutrition support pharmacy continuing education credits earned from other providers approved by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) must be submitted by BCNSP separately. Please use this link to self-report your continuing education credits from any ACPE-accredited provider.  Failure to complete the form will result in your continuing education credits not being promptly updated. Only by filling out this form will your ACPE approved provider credits by reported to BPS.

More information on Purdue’s professional development program for BCNSP recertification can be found here.

A list of ACPE-approved providers, can be found via their website.

Oncology Pharmacy

BCOP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours credit by the joint program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and/or the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA).

Please note, Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists must complete the Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course offered by ACCP/ASHP and/or HOPA at least once, but no more than three times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

You can download a BCOP Professional Development chart by clicking here.

Pediatric Pharmacy

BCPPS recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by the professional development programs offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and/or the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and/or the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA).

Pediatric Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Courses offered by any of the approved providers may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Candidates should note that there are expiration dates associated with earning BPS recertification credit.  BPS will only award recertification credit for modules based on the completion and submission date of the post-test assessment.  For example, a module completed and submitted on October 20 of a particular year will only be credited for that year, even if the due date of the post-test is in January of the following year.

You can download a BCPPS Professional Development chart by clicking here.

Pharmacotherapy

BCPS recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 120 hours of continuing education credit provided by the professional development programs offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and/or the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). You can download a BCPS Professional Development chart by clicking here.

To complete the 120-hour requirement, BCPS may participate in recertification from both BPS-approved providers. Please note, the Pharmacotherapy Review and Recertification Courses offered by either of the approved providers may only be completed for recertification credit up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Please note, BPS revised the recertification policy and removed the restriction which prohibited individuals from earning more than a specified number of hours in the first three or four years of the certification cycle. For more information regarding the revised policy, please click here.

Psychiatric Pharmacy

The BPS-approved professional development program for Psychiatric Pharmacy is currently offered by the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). The professional development program consists of three components: the BCPP Review and Recertification Course; the BCPP Literature Analysis; and the BCPP Recertification Live/Online Programming. Contact CPNP for further information.

BCPP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of continuing education credit from this program. Please note, BCPP’s recertifying via continuing education are required to complete the Review Course a minimum of once, and no more than two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle. The Review Course is revised and released every other year on the even year (2014, 2016, etc.). Given this revision cycle, individuals cannot repeat the current edition of the Review Course for BCPP or ACPE credit.

More information about CPNP’s approved CE program can be found here.