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OVERVIEW

Name of Credential

Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP)

Responsible Organization

Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)

Address

2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037-2985

Telephone

(202) 429-7591

E-mail

info@bpsweb.org

Website

www.bpsweb.org

CERTIFICATION DETAILS

Eligibility criteria

  • Graduation from a pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or a program outside the U.S. that qualifies the individual to practice in the jurisdiction;
  • A current, active license to practice pharmacy in the U.S. or another jurisdiction;
  • Completion of two (2) years of practice experience, post-licensure, with at least 50% of time spent in geriatric pharmacy activities (as defined by the BPS Geriatric Pharmacy Content Outline); and
  • Achieving a passing score on the Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Certification Examination.

Recertification

Recertification for pharmacists who earn BPS board certification in geriatric pharmacy is required every seven years and is an assessment of the practitioner’s knowledge and skills through one of two methods:

  • Achieving a passing score on the multiple-choice recertification examination, based on the geriatric pharmacy content outline; or
  • Earning 100 hours of continuing education credit provided by the professional development programs offered by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and/or the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Duration of initial certification

7 years

Examination

  • Domain 1: General Principles of Aging (20% of the examination)
  • Domain 2: Person-Centered Care (60% of the examination)
  • Domain 3: Population and Public Health (20% the examination)

Cost

  • Initial Certification fee: $600
  • Annual Certification Maintenance fee: $125
  • Recertification fee: $400

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