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.

Please note, candidates who become board certified and recertified must wait until the following calendar year to begin accumulating CE hours for recertification.

2017 BCPP Recertification Programming Products

  • Format: Self-study; book and e-book included
  • Credit: Approved for 20 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date for 2017 Examination: January 13, 2017
  • Examination Deadline: July 12, 2017
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Non-member rate:
$480.00
Member rate: $345.00, login
  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 10 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit
  • Release Date: March 7, 2017
  • Examination Deadline: September 7, 2017
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Non-member rate:
$250.00
Member rate: $160.00, login
  • Previously Known As: Live/Self-Study
  • Format: Live at CPNP 2017 (April 23-24, Phoenix) or via self-study via recordings
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit
  • Release Date: April 24, 2017 
  • Examination Deadline: October 23, 2017
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Non-member rate:
$130.00
Member rate: $80.00, login
  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit
  • Release Date: September 12, 2017
  • Examination Deadline: March 12, 2018
  • More Information
Non-member rate:
$130.00
Member rate: $80.00, login
  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit
  • Release Date: November 8, 2017
  • Examination Deadline: May 8, 2018
  • More Information
Non-member rate:
$130.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

BCPP Recertification Credit Available Over a 7-Year Period Beginning in 2017

  Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course* Literature Analysis Clinical Application Series From Theory to Practice Case Series Psychopharmacology Pearls Total Hours Available Per Year
 

Release Date: 1/13/17
Deadline: 7/12/17

Release Date: 3/7/17
Deadline: 9/7/17

Release Date: 4/23/17
Deadline: 10/23/17

Release Date: 9/12/17
Deadline: 3/12/18

Release Date: 11/8/17
Deadline: 5/8/18

 
2017 20 10 5 5 5 45
2018 20 10 5 5 5 45
2019 20 10 5 5 5 45
2020 20 10 5 5 5 45
2021 20 10 5 5 5 45
2022 20 10 5 5 5 45
2023 20 10 5 5 5 45
Maximum Hours Available

40
(maximum of 2 Review Courses)

70 35 35 35

315 hours offered
215 achievable

*NOTE: The Examination Review and Recertification Course is a two-year product released at the start of even years (2016, 2018...). Given this revision cycle, individuals cannot repeat the current edition of the Review Course for BCPP Recertification or ACPE credit.