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.

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

  • Format: Self-study; book and e-book included
  • Credit: Approved for 20 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: January 3, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: September 30, 2020
Non-member rate:
$495.00
Member rate: $345.00, login

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

  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 10 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: February 26, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: November 30, 2020
Non-member rate:
$265.00
Member rate: $160.00, login

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

  • Format: Live at CPNP 2020 (April 26-27, Dallas) or via self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: April 27, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: October 27, 2020
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

Current Edition

  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: September 26, 2019
  • Examination Deadline: March 26, 2020
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

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

  • Release Date: September 28, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: March 25, 2021
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

Current Edition

  • Format: Self-study online activity
  • Credit: Approved for 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date: November 27, 2019
  • Examination Deadline: May 7, 2020
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

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

  • Release Date: November 6, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: May 6, 2021
Non-member rate:
$135.00
Member rate: $80.00, login

BCPP Recertification Credit Available Over a 7-Year Period Beginning in 2019

Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course*Literature AnalysisClinical Application SeriesFrom Theory to Practice Case SeriesPsychopharmacology PearlsTotal Hours Available Per Year
201920 hours
1/9/19-7/9/19
10 hours
3/6/19-9/6/19
5 hours
4/8/19-10/8/19
5 hours
9/26/19-3/26/20
5 hours
11/27/19-5/7/20
45
202020 hours
1/3/20-9/30/20
10 hours
2/26/20-11/30/20
5 hours
4/27/20-10/27/20
5 hours
9/28/20-3/25/21
5 hours
11/6/20-5/6/21
45
2021201055545
2022201055545
2023201055545
2024201055545
2025201055545
Maximum Hours Available40
(maximum of 2 Review Courses)
70353535315 hours offered
215 achievable

* NOTE: The Examination Review and Recertification Course is a two-year product released at the start of even years (2018, 2020...). Given this revision cycle, individuals cannot repeat the current edition of the Review Course for BCPP Recertification or ACPE credit.
Recertification credit is earned during the calendar year that the exam is finalized. For example, the 2019 Psychopharmacology Pearls could be used for 2019 credit if completed by 12/31/2019 or for 2020 credit if completed after 12/31/2019. In this way, there are technically 10 additional hours available in the above 7-year cycle due to prior year products that remain open.