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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:

  • Achieve a passing score on the 100-item multiple choice BPS recertification examination, based on the content outline of the certification examination; OR
  • Earn 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by a professional development program approved by BPS.

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.

Current Edition

  • Format: Self-study; book and e-book included
  • Credit: Approved for 20 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: January 6, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: September 30, 2021
Non-member rate:
$495.00
Member rate: $345.00, login

Current Edition

  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 10 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: February 26, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: November 30, 2021
Non-member rate:
$265.00
Member rate: $160.00, login

Upcoming Edition
Advanced registration is open. Course materials and exam not available until release date.

  • Format: Live at CPNP Summit 2021 (Nov 3-4, Virtual) or via self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 7.5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: November 3, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: August 3, 2022
Non-member rate:
$255.00
Member rate: $150.00, login

Current Edition

  • Format: Live at CPNP 2021 (April 27-May 1, Virtual) or via self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: April 20, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: October 19, 2021
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

Upcoming Edition
Advanced registration is open. Course materials and exam not available until release date.

  • NEW! You can additionally earn BCGP credit!
  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: September 28, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: March 28, 2022
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

Upcoming Edition
Advanced registration is open. Course materials and exam not available until release date.

  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: November 9, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: May 9, 2022
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

BCPP Recertification Credit Available Over a 7-Year Period Beginning in 2021

Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course*Literature AnalysisCPNP Summit**Clinical Application SeriesFrom Theory to Practice Case Series**Psychopharmacology Pearls**Total Hours Available Per Year
202120 hours
1/6/21-9/30/21*
10 hours
2/26/21-11/30/21
7.5 hours
11/3/21-8/3/22**
5 hours
4/20/21-10/19/21
5 hours
9/28/21-3/28/22**
5 hours
11/9/21-5/9/22**
52.5
202220107.5**55**5**52.5
202320*107.5**55**5**52.5
202420107.5**55**5**52.5
202520*107.5**55**5**52.5
202620107.5**55**5**52.5
202720*107.5**55**5**52.5
Maximum Hours Available40
(maximum of 2 Review Courses)
7052.5353535367.5 hours offered
267.5 achievable

* 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.