Updates in Therapeutics®
2016 Preparatory Review and Recertification Courses
Sheraton Grand Phoenix,
The Board of Pharmacy Specialities (BPS) was organized as an independent certification
agency of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in 1976. BPS currently recognizes
- Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
- Critical Care Pharmacy
- Nuclear Pharmacy
- Nutrition Support Pharmacy
- Oncology Pharmacy
- Pediatric Pharmacy
- 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.
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 --
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.
For pharmacists already board certified in a BPS approved specialty
information can be found detailing recertification requirements at