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CPNP is proud to be the sole provider of preparatory and recertification products for the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist. CPNP works hard to bring you the highest quality products possible, allowing for forty-five hours of content available annually. You can learn more and register online today.

Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course

New edition!

As a recertification product, the goal of the Review Course is to assist the practitioner in developing and maintaining contemporary knowledge and skills at the psychiatric pharmacy specialty level. Inclusion of the Review Course as part of the recertification program is critical in ensuring the BCPP has systematically reviewed and assessed his/her core knowledge in the psychiatric specialty practice.

2020 Details:

  • Format: Self-study. The book is mailed via USPS (additional shipping fees apply) with e-book hosted in VitalSource Bookshelf. A digital-only option is available for those seeking the e-book option only.
  • Credit: 20 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit for recertifiers
  • Release Date for 2020 Examination: January 3, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: September 30, 2020

Literature Analysis

This programming involves review and analysis of current literature.
2020 Details:
  • Format: Self-study with PDFs of selected literature
  • Credit: 10 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit
  • Release Date: February 26, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: November 30, 2020

Clinical Application Series

Five hours of live recertification approved programming is presented and recorded on-site at the 2020 CPNP Annual Meeting. Registrants can choose to attend programming live on-site or complete the programming as a self-study component accessing speaker presentations and audio online at

2020 Details:

  • Format: Live at CPNP Annual Meeting (April 26-29, 2020 in Dallas, TX) or via self-study through access to recorded versions of the live presentations. Participants in Dallas must also be registered for the Annual Meeting.
  • Credit: 5 hours of ACPE and BCPP Recertification credit
  • Release Date (for live programming): April 27, 2020
  • Release Date (for online access): May 27, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: October 27, 2020

From Theory to Practice Case Series

This recertification product provides the opportunity to study a complex psychiatric case comorbid with a medical diagnosis and associated complex medication regimen. Focused on the topic of treatment resistant dementia in 2020, participants will follow one patient through several encounters and have the opportunity to apply evidence-based pharmacological and/or nonpharmacological treatment strategies and monitoring recommendations speciļ¬c to patient needs and their pertinent history. Instructional webinars and a comprehensive, referenced key extends the value of the activity long after completion.

2020 Details:

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

Psychopharmacology Pearls

This recertification product consists of four clinical review articles focused on single disorders, or on one or more distinct aspects of a single psychiatric, neurologic, or substance use disorder. Authored by leading experts in the field and hosted in CPNP’s peer-reviewed journal, The Mental Health Clinician (MHC), these practical learning tools will offer therapeutic advice based on both evidence and longstanding clinical experience. These resource rich monographs will be fully referenced and highlight both the evidence base available and also controversial areas of clinical care to showcase strategies of clinical decision-making used by expert clinicians.

2020 Details:

  • Release Date: November 6, 2020
  • Examination Deadline: May 5, 2021
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