Aligned to Improve Patient Care and Increase Awareness of the Need for BPS Board Certified Pharmacists
Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, was selected by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), to provide best-in-class test delivery services for its board certification examinations to more than 7,500 candidates annually.
Established in 1976, the mission of the BPS is to improve patient care by promoting the recognition and value of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification of pharmacists. Currently, there are more than 30,000 BPS board certified pharmacists, with approved specialties in ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, geriatrics, infectious diseases, nuclear, nutrition support, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatrics, and pharmacotherapy.
“Our partnership with Prometric is an important collaboration,” said BPS Executive Director William Ellis, RPh, MS. “Prometric’s extensive experience in the testing industry, as well as its commitment to service excellence, is strategically aligned with our mission. Together, we will improve patient care by promoting the recognition and value of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification of pharmacists.”
“We commend the BPS on its values-driven focus, and we are committed to help the BPS grow its program,” said Charles Kernan, president and chief executive officer, Prometric. “Supporting the BPS with our global network and standardized, candidate-centric environment to deliver a high-quality experience regardless of location to U.S. or international candidates, is a service in which we take great pride.”
For more information about the partnership, please visit www.prometric.com
About The Board of Pharmacy Specialties
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is to improve patient care and increase awareness of the need for the BPS Board Certified Pharmacists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification and recertification of pharmacists throughout the world. Board Certification through the BPS has become recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels as a result of the rigorous standards mandated by the BPS board certification and recertification.
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of market-leading technology-enabled test development and delivery solutions. Committed to a set of values that believes in getting the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports test takers worldwide who take more than seven million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric delivers tests in more than 180 countries on behalf of more than 300 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional association and corporate employer markets. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.