Preparing for the Exam

Certification is a significant differentiator, and the rigorous exam process requires concentrated study. Successful candidates are well prepared, and a number of available resources can assist pre-qualified applicants.

The Board provides candidates with the Content Outline specific to each examination either online or available upon request from BPS. Candidates are strongly encouraged to become thoroughly familiar with this document. Since Content Outlines are occasionally modified to reflect changes in practice, applicants should check that they are using the most current version for their specialty.

Suggested preparation for the examination might include:

  • The study of journal articles, textbooks or other publications related to the Content Outline.
  •  Attendance at continuing education programs and courses in specialized pharmacy practice.
  •  Participation in study groups and examination preparation courses.
  •  Review of sample test questions printed in the Candidate’s Guide.

To maintain its strict, independent standards for certification, BPS does NOT provide review information, preparatory courses, or study guides. However, such materials are available from outside organizations, state or local professional associations and colleges of pharmacy. Potential applicants may contact the professional associations noted below for additional study resources.

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties provides this listing for informational purposes only. BPS does not endorse or provide preparatory courses for Board Certification Examinations.

For Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

For Critical Care Pharmacy

For Geriatric Pharmacy

For Nuclear Pharmacy

For Nutrition Support Pharmacy

For Oncology Pharmacy

  • Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association
    (877) 467-2791

For Pediatric Pharmacy

For Pharmacotherapy

For Psychiatric Pharmacy

  • College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
    (402) 476-1677