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Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
2215 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington
DC 20037-2985


Pharmacotherapy is that area of pharmacy practice that is responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate, and economical use of drugs in patient care. The pharmacotherapy specialist has responsibility for direct patient care, often functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team and is frequently the primary source of drug information for other healthcare professionals. Those who are granted certification in this specialty may use the designation 'Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist' and the initials 'BCPS', as long as certification is valid.

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 7 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes

This certification is accredited by NCCA.
Read more about NCCA.

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