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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.

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
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 6, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: September 30, 2021

Current Edition

  • 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

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

  • Release Date: February 26, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: November 30, 2021

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

  • 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

Current Edition

  • 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, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: March 25, 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!
  • Release Date: September 28, 2021
  • Examination Deadline: March 28, 2022

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 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • 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 2020

Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course*Literature AnalysisClinical Application SeriesFrom Theory to Practice Case Series**Psychopharmacology Pearls**Total Hours Available Per Year
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
202120 hours
1/6/21-9/30/21*
10 hours
2/26/21-11/30/21
5 hours
4/20/21-10/19/21
5 hours
9/28/21-3/28/22**
5 hours
11/9/21-5/9/22**
45
2022201055545
202320*1055545
2024201055545
202520*1055545
2026201055545
Maximum Hours Available40
(maximum of 2 Review Courses)
70353535315 hours offered
215 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 2020 Psychopharmacology Pearls could be used for 2020 credit if completed by 12/31/2020 or for 2021 credit if completed after 12/31/2020. In this way, there are technically 10 additional hours available in the above 7-year cycle due to prior year products that remain open.