About BPS


Updates in Therapeutics® 2016 Preparatory Review and Recertification Courses
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The Board of Pharmacy Specialities (BPS) was organized as an independent certification agency of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in 1976. BPS currently recognizes eight specialities:

  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
  • Critical Care Pharmacy
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Nutrition Support Pharmacy
  • Oncology Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychiatric Pharmacy

ACCP offers preparatory review courses in five of the eight specialities (Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Critical Care Pharmacy, Oncology Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy, and Pharmacotherapy), and offers a recertification program in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and in Pharmacotherapy.

Eligibility Requirements

Each specialty has eligibility requirements for a candidate to sit for the exam. These eligibility requirements range from graduating from a pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to having a certain amount of practice experience in the specialty. To learn more about specific eligibility requirements for each specialty that ACCP offers either preparatory or recertification programming please click on the relevant link below:

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy – http://www.bpsweb.org/specialties/AmbulatoryCarePharmacy.cfm

Critical Care Pharmacy – http://www.bpsweb.org/specialties/criticalcarepharmacy.cfm

Oncology Pharmacy – http://www.bpsweb.org/specialties/oncology.cfm

Pediatric Pharmacy – http://www.bpsweb.org/specialties/pediatricpharmacy.cfm

Pharmacotherapy – http://www.bpsweb.org/specialties/pharmacotherapy.cfm

Please note: ACCP is not affiliated with BPS and therefore cannot provide guidance about if a candidate is eligible to sit for the exam. To contact BPS directly please click on the following link -- http://www.bpsweb.org/contact/index.cfm

Candidates Guide

BPS administers the specialty exams in the spring each year and the fall each year. They offer a candidates guide providing detailed information about the exams and the associated deadlines at http://www.bpsweb.org/apply/guides.cfm.

Recertification Guide

For pharmacists already board certified in a BPS approved specialty information can be found detailing recertification requirements at http://www.bpsweb.org/pdfs/2014_Recertification_Guide.pdf.