Individuals who seek certification must meet the established eligibility requirements as outlined in the handbook at the time of application. Each eligibility requirement has been established to ensure that certified individuals have an acceptable level of knowledge, as evidenced by the examination and education requirements, and skill, as evidenced by the experience requirement, needed to provide speciality pharmacy services at an intermediate level. Candidates who meet all of the requirements are awarded the CSP credential.
- Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSPharm) or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).
- Licensure: Active pharmacist license in good standing, with no current restrictions or pending actions, in the United States or Canada.
- Continuing Education (CE): Completion of 30 hours of Specialty Pharmacy continuing education in the previous two (2) years.
- Experience: 3,000 hours of Specialty Pharmacy practice in the previous four (4) years.
- Background, Code of Conduct and Application Accuracy Attestation: Applicants must attest to comply with the SPCB Code of Conduct and report any previous history of felony records or State/Provincial Board suspensions. Any conviction or State Board suspension must be reported to SPCB within 15 days. Applicants and certificants must abide to practice specialty pharmacy in a manner consist with the certification standards and responsibilities set forth in the SPCB’s Code of Conduct.
- Examination: Passing score on the CSP examination.
Please view the handbook for additional information on becoming a CSP.