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ACCP Report - January 2019

ACCP’s Self-Assessment Programs Change in 2019


Many board-certified clinical pharmacists find the ACCP Self-Assessment Programs (SAPs) a useful tool for recertification by continuing education. ACCP’s 2019 SAP releases will offer credit opportunities for six Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)-approved specialties, including the new BCCP and BCIDP certifications. In addition, the 2019 releases will incorporate new learning formats, a longer test submission period, and other improvements to the recertification process.

Testing Period
Since the September 2018 SAP releases, the deadline to submit a required posttest for recertification credit has been extended from 4 months to 6 months after the date of release. In addition, any credits earned outright or from pass by adjustment processes will be reported immediately to BPS in real time.

Electronic Formats
Each SAP release will have continuing education activities that cover the most recent published data (past 3–5 years) on a specific therapeutic area or patient care problem. This content will be provided as an electronic book (interactive PDF) with high-level updates in three formats:

  • Traditional review-style chapters
  • Interactive cases (a series of webpages, each introduced by a sample case-based question)
  • Recorded webcast (PowerPoint presentation; includes a PDF of the transcribed narrative)
Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP): Releases are scheduled for January, May, and September. PSAP 2019 Book 1 (Cardiology) releases January 15 and carries an available 18.5 BCPS recertification credits.
Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program (ACSAP): Releases are scheduled for March, July, and November. ACSAP 2019 Book 1 (Pulmonary Care) releases March 15.
Critical Care Self-Assessment Program (CCSAP): Releases are scheduled for March and September. CCSAP 2019 Book 1 (Infection Critical Care) releases March 15.
Pediatric Self-Assessment Program (PedSAP): Releases are scheduled for March and September. PedSAP 2019 Book 1 (Pulmonology) releases March 15.
Cardiology Self-Assessment Program (CardSAP): Releases are scheduled for May and November. CardSAP 2019 Book 1 (Heart Failure) releases May 15.
Infectious Diseases Self-Assessment Program (IDSAP) Releases are scheduled for May and November. IDSAP 2019 Book 1 (HIV and Hepatitis) releases May 15.

For statements of recertification credit, visit www.bpsweb.org. Questions regarding the number of hours required for recertification by continuing education should be directed to BPS at (202) 429-7591 or www.bpsweb.org. The ACCP Recertification Dashboard is a free online tool that can track recertification credits as they are earned through ACCP, as well as any upcoming products with credit availability.