Certified Specialty Pharmacist

Applications for the first CSP examination offered in April 2018 are due by March 15th, 2018. The final CSP examination in 2018 will be offered from October 1st to November 15th and applications will be due by September 15th, 2018.

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NASP is now offering the CSP Exam Prep Course on-line. Enroll in our prep course to improve your knowledge and successfully completed the certification.

The CSP Exam Preparatory Course will cover aspects of Clinical, Fulfillment, Intake and Outcomes that might be expected on the exam. Join expert faculty as key areas of specialty pharmacy and the specialty pharmacist’s role are discussed. Key topics include the fundamentals and considerations for the patient intake process, as well as fulfillment workflows, quality assurance and dispensing channels. Outcomes measures and standards are covered, and clinical modules review persistence and adherence, specialty drug classes, indications, interactions, and more.

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The Candidate Handbook, which includes eligibility requirements, information on how to apply, scheduling your examination, preparing for the exam, what to expect on exam day, and maintaining certification, is available here. You may also find the Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) Job Analysis Executive Summary helpful.

Candidate Handbook

Executive Summary


A directory of CSPs is available and additional information on the program and the exam is available on the SPCB website.

CSP Directory


The Certified Specialty Pharmacist Credential is designed to:

Validate your professional expertise

Elevate the status of the specialty pharmacy profession

Differentiate yourself in a competitive job market

Position yourself for handling limited or exclusively distributed drugs

Position yourself to better serve payer requirements

Protect the public by improving their health outcomes and reducing medication errors.

Show current and prospective employers that you have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in the Specialty Pharmacy field by earning the CSP credential in 2016. The SPCB is an independent, not-for-profit entity dedicated to promoting the Specialty Pharmacist’s unique responsibility, maintaining the highest quality standards, and advocating for professional development to ensure that specialty patients receive appropriate care now and in the future.