Current Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists (BCPPs) are required to recertify every 7 years. Recertification assures the public and the profession that BPS-certified pharmacist specialists undergo periodic evaluation to verify that their knowledge and skills are maintained. Recertifiers must:
The only BPS certified provider of BCPP recertification education is the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP) offering the following 5 products annually in the ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit increments noted.
Listen to the Ready, Set, BCPP Q&A Session from 1/27/23 where BPS and AAPP experts answered questions regarding certification and recertification. To start off the conversation, Ellie LaNou, PharmD, BCPS, shares an update about continuous testing.
Please note, candidates who become board certified and recertified must wait until the following calendar year to begin accumulating CE hours for recertification.
|Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course*||Literature Analysis||Summit**||Clinical Application Series||From Theory to Practice Case Series**||Psychopharmacology Pearls**||Total Hours Available Per Year|
|Hours Available||40*||10||70||35||35||35||270+ achievable|
* The Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review and Recertification Course may be taken up to two times, in nonconsecutive years, by BCPPs in each 7-year recertification cycle. This course is a two-year product released at the start of even years (2022, 2024...).
** Recertification credit is earned during the calendar year that the exam is finalized. For example, the 2023 Psychopharmacology Pearls could be used for 2023 credit if completed by 12/31/2023 or for 2024 credit if completed after 12/31/2023. In this way, there are technically 10 additional hours available in the above 7-year cycle due to prior year products that remain open.
The American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is approved as a Professional Development Provider for the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) specialty by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).