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 College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) 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 9/22/20 where BPS and CPNP experts answered questions regarding certification and recertification. To start off the conversation, Sam Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, shares an update about virtual testing in Fall 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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||CPNP Summit**||Clinical Application Series||From Theory to Practice Case Series**||Psychopharmacology Pearls**||Total Hours Available Per Year|
|Maximum Hours Available||40|
(maximum of 2 Review Courses)
|70||52.5||35||35||35||367.5 hours offered |
* The Examination Review and Recertification Course is a two-year product released at the start of even years (2020, 2022...). Given this revision cycle, individuals cannot repeat the current edition of the Review Course for BCPP Recertification or ACPE credit. The maximum credit that can be earned from the Review Course is 20 hours per Review Course product (2 years). Additionally, recertifiers can only take the Review Course a maximum of 2 times per every 7 year recertification cycle for a total of 40 hours.
** Recertification credit is earned during the calendar year that the exam is finalized. For example, the 2021 Psychopharmacology Pearls could be used for 2021 credit if completed by 12/31/2021 or for 2022 credit if completed after 12/31/2021. In this way, there are technically 10 additional hours available in the above 7-year cycle due to prior year products that remain open.