Ambulatory Review Course

The BPS-approved professional development program has been designed to provide BCACPs with substantially more than the required 100 hours of recertification credit over a 7-year period. Each of the three program components will provide recertification credit annually. BCACPs may select from among these components to earn the required number of hours during their certification cycle.

The table below summarizes the recertification credit hours offered, per year, by each program component beginning in June 2012 and continuing through 2018. In total, the program will offer a minimum of 179 credit hours toward BCACP recertification. Factored into the total minimum eligible hours is a limitation on the use of the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Review Course for Recertification, which may be used no more than two times, in nonconsecutive years, during the 7-year recertification cycle.

Program Component

Year Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Review and Recertification Course (live/online) BCACP Recertification Intensive Study (live) BCACP Recertification Literature Study (online) Total Credit Hours Available (per year)
2012
16
6
15
37
2013
16
6
15
37
2014
16
6
15
37
2015
16
6
15
37
2016
16
6
15
37
2017
16
6
15
37
2018
16
6
15
37
Maximum Credit Hrs
Available Between
2012 and 2018
32
(maximum of 2 review courses)
42
105
179

Please note that while this program affords BCACPs who elect to recertify by continuing education options to earn the required 100 recertification hours, BPS will only accept up to 50 hours of recertification credit earned during the first 3 years of the 7-year certification cycle.