Members are reminded that August 1 is the deadline for submitting applications to take the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) examinations in Nuclear Pharmacy, Nutrition Support Pharmacy, Oncology Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, and Psychiatric Pharmacy.
This year’s certification and recertification examinations will be administered on Saturday, October 6, at 55 designated sites in the United States and worldwide. First-time examination candidates may visit the BPS Web site at www.bpsweb.org for an easy online application and payment process.
The number of pharmacists certified by BPS continues to grow—with more than 12,876 at last count. Many employers reimburse all or part of the examination fee or provide bonus pay for BPS-certified specialists, and many of these clinical pharmacists report that their certification is counted in promotion and clinical privileging decisions affecting their careers. Specialty certification is a great way for clinicians to distinguish themselves in practice. Don’t put it off any longer!