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

In 2012, BPS approved the professional development program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) as well as the joint professional development program offered by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

ACCP’s professional development program consists of three components: the Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program (ACSAP); the Ambulatory Care Preparatory Review and Recertification Course; and the Clinical Reasoning Series. More information can be found here.

ASHP’s professional development program consists of three components: the Ambulatory Care Review Course for Recertification Credit; Intensive Studies; and the Literature Study. More information can be found here.

BCACP recertifying via continuing education are required to earn 100 hours of credit from approved programs. No more than 50 hours will be accepted by BPS during the first three years of the recertification cycle. BCACP may participate in recertification from both BPS-approved providers. Please note, the 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.

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

Critical Care Pharmacy

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

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.

For more information on approved programs, please visit: ACCP, SCCM, or ASHP.

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 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Geriatric 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.

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

For more information on approved programs, please visit: ASCP and ASHP.

Nuclear Pharmacy

Beginning January 1, 2016, BPS has designated Purdue University College of Pharmacy as the new continuing education provider for professional development in nuclear pharmacy.

A BCNP recertifying via CE is required to earn 100 hours over the seven-year certification period. There are no restrictions as to which lessons in which years may be used to obtain the required number of hours.

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 Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists will have the option of recertifying via the Recertification Exam OR 100 hours of recertification CE over the seven year certification period through Purdue University.

You can download the approved Continuing Education Transition Plan for all current Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacists (2009-2015) by clicking here.

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

BPS-approved continuing education options for recertification in Oncology pharmacy are currently offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in conjunction with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), as well as the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA). HOPA offers the Oncology Pharmacy Updates Course, Conference Programming for BCOP Recertification, Self-Study Online Module, and Emerging Issues in Oncology Webinars. ACCP/ASHP offer the Oncology Pharmacy Prepatory Review and Recertification Course, Oncology Home Study Syllabus, Oncology Pharmacy Webinar Series, and BCOP Clinical Sessions.

The BCOP is required to earn 100 hours credit from this program. Please note, BCOPs must complete the Oncology Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course at least once, but no more than three times, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

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

Pediatric Pharmacy

BCPPS wishing to recertify via CE must 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 Advocacy Group (PPAG).

Pediatric Pharmacy Prepatory 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 seven-year recertification cycle.

For more information on approved programs please visit: ACCP, ASHP, or PPAG.

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 credit from approved programs. No more than 60 hours may be earned prior to the end of the fourth year of certification. However, all 120 hours may be earned during the last three years of certification. 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 submittal 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 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 recertification cycle.

More information on ACCP’s approved professional development program for BCPS recertification can be found here.

More information on ASHP’s approved professional development program for BCPS recertification can be found 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.

The BCPP is required to earn 100 hours 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, 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.