September/October 2022 BPS Certification and Recertification Examination Results

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession, announced the results of the 2022 September/October certification and recertification examination administration window.

In this administration window, a total of 2,757 out of 4,272 examinees were successful in one of thirteen certification examinations or nine recertification examinations.

“Board-certified pharmacists play a key role in evolving health care services. It is a testament to the value many stakeholders have in specialized knowledge that the number of active pharmacist certifications continues to grow year over year.” said BPS Executive Director, William M. Ellis, MS, RPh, ICE-CCP.

“BPS offers many congratulations to the pharmacists who earned their certification or recertified this year. It demonstrates a dedication to specialized patient care, continued professional development, and the increasing role pharmacists play in taking care of patients.” said 2022 BPS Board of Directors Chair, Marianne F. Ivey, PharmD, MPH, FASHP.

BCCP, BCSCP, BCIDP, and BCTXP did not offer recertification examinations as the initial cohort of certificants have not yet reached year 7 in their certification cycle. Recertification for BCCP and BCIDP will begin to be offered in 2025, for BCSCP in 2026, and BCTXP in 2028.

The results for each examination program are provided below and are organized by first-time attempts and all (inclusive of first-time and repeat attempts) candidates. 

September/October 2022 Certification and Recertification examination results by specialty:

September/October 2022   
Certification Examination
All CandidatesFirst-Time Candidates
Speciality# ExamineesTotal Passed% Passed# ExamineesTotal Passed% Passed
Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)41926663%31423274%
Board-Certified Cardiology Pharmacist (BCCP)1035654%724563%
Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP)16211772%1239779%
Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)30021873%24019682%
Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP)19210153%1399065%
Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP)19314073%15212180%
Board-Certified Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP)6350%3133%
Board-Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP)12111293%11410895%
Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP)33719357%24216468%
Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS)1157666%856273%
Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)1,8071,14763%1,34898773%
Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP)995152%694464%
Board-Certified Transplant Pharmacist (BCTXP)893843%502652%
September/October 2022
Recertification Examination
All CandidatesFirst-Time Candidates
Speciality# ExamineesTotal Passed% Passed# ExamineesTotal Passed% Passed
Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)331958%301860%
Board-Certified Cardiology Pharmacist (BCCP)------
Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP)------
Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)504692%464496%
Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP)6233%3133%
Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP)------
Board-Certified Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP)22100%22100%
Board-Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP)33100%33100%
Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP)201575%191579%
Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS)6467%6467%
Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)18813170%16011874%
Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP)211781%191684%
Board-Certified Transplant Pharmacist (BCTXP)------

About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS currently recognizes more than 57,600 pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties.

BPS Contact
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AJeanbaptiste@aphanet.org
(202) 760-3836

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