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BPS 2013 Annual Report Now Available

Click on the image to the right to access the digital version of the BPS 2013 Annual Report. The report features exam statistics, updates on new activities, Specialty Council reports and interactive video segments.

Spring 2014 Exam Window Now Closed

The application window for the Spring 2014 exam has closed. Candidates who registered by January 31, 2014 will be able to schedule their date, time and location to sit for the exam from March 11 to March 18, 2014. Candidates who applied from February 1 to March 7 will be able to register beginning March 19, 2014. The spring exam administration window is Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Saturday, May 10, 2014.

BPS utilizes an internet-based examination offered through Castle Worldwide. A sample test that demonstrates the internet-based testing environment administered by Castle for BPS is available. Candidates are strongly encouraged to view the sample test and the testing instructions prior to sitting for the examination. Any questions you may have should be answered during this demonstration or in the testing instructions.

Tutorial

Please note the content outlines for the BPS specialty examinations remain the same for the Spring 2014 window. Content outlines are available for review under the "Specialties" tab on this website. There will be 200 questions on each BPS specialty certification examination and 100 questions on the recertification examinations in multiple-choice format. Four possible answers are provided for each question, with only ONE designated as the correct or best choice. For initial certification candidates the schedule is as follows:

  • Examination Part 1 (100 multiple-choice items): 2.5 hour testing period in the morning
  • Optional break
  • Examination Part 2 (100 multiple-choice items): 2.5 hour testing period in the afternoon

Practice Experience Requirements
Please note that all practice experience eligibility requirements must be met prior to the candidate sitting for an examination. For the Spring examination cycle, this means that individuals currently completing a residency who will use that training to satisfy the eligibility requirement for a specialty will not be permitted to sit until they have completed their residency training.

Fall 2014 Exam Registration

Registration for the Fall 2014 exam will open on the BPS website in May. The Fall exam administration window is Thursday, September 18, 2014 to Saturday, October 4, 2014.



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