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Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 09/30/2024

Target Audience

BCPPs who are preparing to recertify by exam or via continuing education are the intended audience for this product. Learners seeking broad, knowledge-level coverage of the most common psychiatric, substance use, and neurologic illnesses and their pharmacotherapy along with biostatistics and regulatory aspects of practice will benefit from this course. The Review Course is not designed to develop more in-depth knowledge. This activity targets BCPPs who are visual learners, comfortable with individual, self-paced learning and who learn best from a structured, consistent set of materials with reference to additional learning materials. This product also serves as a thorough preparatory resource for pharmacists who are not credentialed but are sitting for the BCPP examination. BCPPs responsible for teaching/precepting others also note the value of this product long after completing it for their personal learning.


The Review Course is a knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity designed for pharmacists to acquire factual knowledge. Whether a certification candidate or a currently certified individual, the purpose of the Review Course is to assist the practitioner in developing and maintaining contemporary knowledge and skills. The Review Course is not designed to develop more in-depth "subspecialty" knowledge. Course content is structured to provide a comprehensive review of the three psychiatric pharmacy domains specified by the BCPP Specialty Council. Selection of the Review Course as part of the recertification plan ensures the BCPP has systematically reviewed and assessed core knowledge in the psychiatric specialty practice.
This course is a two-year product released at the start of even years (2024, 2026...). Credit may NOT be earned in consecutive years with the same edition of the book (i.e., credit may not be earned in both 2024 and 2025 with the same book edition).
The Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course includes:
  • A book (additional shipping fee required) containing comprehensive outlines of the topics noted in the curriculum section below. The outlines consist of objectives, thorough subject related content, comprehensive reference listings by topic, and self-assessment questions and answers.
  • An e-book version of the book hosted by VitalSource Bookshelf, a leading e-textbook solution. This e-book version allows you to take electronic notes as well as download the book to your desktop or mobile device for off line access.
  • For pharmacists, 20.0 contact hours of ACPE credit and 20.0 hours of recertification credit achieved by successfully completing the online AAPP recertification examination. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported within the year the assessment is successfully completed.

Course Requirements

To satisfactorily complete the recertification programming and receive 20 hours of BCPP Recertification and ACPE credit, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Abide by a confidentiality and honesty statement requiring individual completion of the Review Course.
  • Complete an online assessment by the deadline of September 30, 2024.
  • Receive a passing score (74%) as determined by a panel of experts.
  • Completion of an activity evaluation form.
  • Partial credit is not provided; your exam score must meet or exceed the cut-off score (74%) in order to receive the 20 hours of credit.
  • Learners who do not achieve a passing score on a post-activity assessment may appeal assessment questions and/or request a remediation assessment. View AAPP's Post-Activity Assessment Appeal and Remediation Policy.

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • Wait for the official review of exam questions within 4 weeks following the closing date.
  • Receive a passing grade (74%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Credit is awarded in the calendar year the assessment is completed. AAPP reports continuing credit for ACPE (CPE Monitor) and BCPP Recertification (BPS) within days of successful exam completion.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Charles Caley, PharmD, BCPP
Ryan Carnahan, PharmD, MS, BCPP
Jeremy Daniel, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Sarah Grady, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Robin Hieber, PharmD, BCPP
Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP
Lindsey Miller, PharmD, BCPP
Sandra Mitchell, PharmD, BCPP
Kimberly Tallian, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP
Michele Thomas, PharmD, BCPP
Erika Titus-Lay, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP

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Learning Objectives



Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 09/30/2024
ACPE Contact Hours: 20
ACPE Numbers: 0284-0000-24-001-H04-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-002-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-003-H04-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-004-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-005-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-006-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-007-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-008-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-009-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-010-H04-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-011-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-012-H01-P (Knowledge), 0284-0000-24-013-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The 2024-2025 Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course is a knowledge-based course and will provide 20 hours of continuing education credit. Additionally, the 2024-2025 Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course will provide 20 hours of BCPP Recertification credit. BCPP Recertification credit is earned and reported within the year the assessment is successfully completed.

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). This course is part of a 20 hour BCPP recertification product earned after successful completion of the associated BCPP recertification examination for the full product.
AAPP reports continuing credit for ACPE (CPE Monitor) and BCPP Recertification (BPS) within days of successful exam completion.

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