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Why Choose ASHP for board review and recertification?

A fresh approach to board review and recertification for clinical pharmacists.

What makes ASHP stand out from the competition?

ASHP is the leading continuing pharmacy education provider in the country, and our programs and activities are developed by premier content experts and faculty. Our comprehensive, scenario-based, and interactive approach to board review and recertification goes against the didactic learning norm. Whether you attend a live event, or select recorded home-study options, learners are engaged in a manner that provides a meaningful and lasting impact on their practice.

For board review

ASHP has adopted a three-pronged approach to board review:

Live and Online Specialty Review Courses are designed for high-level practitioners looking for a scenario-based and interactive approach to learning. Course participants follow fictional patients in real-life scenarios, including initial presentation, medical history, risk factors, and complications throughout their treatments and outcomes. Participants learn as they apply various treatment options based on national standards and guidelines. Strong emphasis is placed on the thought processes needed to solve patient care problems in each therapeutic area. As patient cases are discussed, faculty members answer your questions to illustrate key concepts.

Highlights of an ASHP review course include:

  • Interesting, application-based review course approach using complex, case-based interactive learning for high-level practitioners and specialists
  • Coverage of health-related problems and socioeconomic factors
  • Educational materials that can be downloaded and printed in advance as well as a practice test containing more than 100 practice questions with explained answers and references
  • Core Therapeutic Module for home study, covering statistics, evidence-based medicine, and research design
  • Comprehensive coverage for exam preparation in only two days, saving you time away from work and home, and drastically reducing travel expenses (applies only to live courses)

The Practice exam, is an online compilation of practice questions with the capability to download the correct answer,and link to the reference source, domains, tasks, and knowledge statements. Take the practice exam as many times as you need.

The Core Therapeutic Modules (CTMs) are designed as a library of modules to customize your own self study program, and serves as a foundation to help fill knowledge gaps in various topics or disease states.

ASHP's Review and Recertification Reward Program that provides free board review resources to residents and new practitioners seeking board certification. Available for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Critical Care Pharmacy, Geriatric Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy specialties.

Not all programs and activities are available for all specialties.

For board recertification

ASHP has adopted a fourfold approach to support practitioner’s recertification requirements while simultaneously meeting their need for continuous professional development:

  • Live and Online Specialty Recertification Course for the practitioner looking for a refresh in national standards and guidelines
  • Literature Study Modules for the practitioner who needs to stay current with the most recent articles and literature
  • Intensive Studies/BCOP Clinical Sessions for the practitioner who wants interactive discussions and debates on emerging issues and hot topics
  • Core Therapeutic Modules for recertification for the practitioner seeking a focused “refresher” on pharmacy topics and therapeutic areas

ASHP's 3-Year Recertification Plans provide more than the required number of recertification credit hours as mandated by BPS for certification maintenance. Each plan provides users with online recertification activities and assessments that are automatically added to their eLearning account when launched. Recertification activities are released at various times throughout the year and expire 6 months from their release date.

All recertification activities provide immediate pass/fail notification and ASHP is the only professional development provider to offer real-time reporting od BPS recertification credit.


Customer comments from our Literature Modules:

“This was great…one of the best teaching formats I have experienced!”

“I loved having my score as soon as I submitted it. I also liked that I could come back to complete the questions at a later time. The note feature and pin for review were very helpful.”

“This was much better than the PSAP. I really liked the review of clinical trials especially, and not just primary literature”

“Love it!!”

“This product is outstanding and I have recommended it to many of my colleagues”

“This was FANTASTIC!! I really enjoyed the readings and they were very up-to-date. I enjoyed the platform of answering questions and it allowed me to come and go. With a busy pharmacy position, I may not have time to sit and answer all questions. I am glad it saves answers as we go.”

“Keep them coming. These are great for BCPS recert. I like how you incorporated recent consensus guides to obtain CE.”

Customer comments from our Review and Recertification Course:

“All of the supplemental information about managing asthma patients, discussing immunizations, action plans, and cultural competency was very helpful.”

“It was so helpful following a patient through each disease state. It was very realistic and something that I may encounter in my practice.”

“This was a very practical overview for people who have little to no experience with HIV patients. This was excellent. He simplified the information and explained it very well.”

“I really liked being able to apply the concepts immediately after she discussed the material. All of the information was presented in a very easy to learn and practical way.”

“There were lots of examples and an actual study was analyzed for non-inferiority and other concepts. It stretched the lecture but it made it very easy to understand and enjoy.”

“The speaker presented a very thorough foundation of statistical analysis that learners can apply to future studies.”

“The best overview of research design and statistical analysis EVER!”

“For recertification, this was an excellent refresher–very systematic and logical approach. Thank you!”

“Thank you for talking about which references are most helpful and thank you for the one page reference tables. I will definitely be using your material to study for the BCPS exam! You made a topic that I was confused about seem learnable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

“Excellent active learning activity and contact with the audience. It was easy to see you clearly understood your subject and taught it well.”


“Outstanding delivery – you held my attention even at the end of a very long day. The subject matter was taught very well and I appreciate how you differentiated your clinical judgment from what the guidelines recommend.”

ASHP Certification Resources eLearning

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy 3-year Recertification Plan

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