Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) Exam Prep Course
Specialty pharmacy is the fastest growing segment of pharmacy practice today and will continue for the foreseeable future. Specialty pharmacy impacts only a small percent of the population; however, the diseases and drug therapies are very complex and require a higher level of knowledge compared to more traditional diseases and drug therapies. The Certified Specialty Pharmacist Credential is designed to validate professional expertise, elevate the status of the specialty pharmacy profession, differentiate in a competitive job market, and protect the public by improving their health outcomes and reducing medication errors.
The CSP Exam Preparatory Course is offered by the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and covers aspects of Clinical, Fulfillment, Intake and Outcomes that might be expected on the CSP exam. Join expert faculty as key aspects 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.
The CSP Exam Preparatory Course is updated every year at the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo to provide the most current content. Learners have the option to attend the live, in-person CSP exam prep course workshop (offers live CE credit) at the Annual Meeting & Expo or to take the self-paced home study CE course that is released after the live event. The 2023 online course is NOW available. For more information and to start learning, please click here.
The 2023 CSP Exam Prep Course has been restructured to reflect anticipated updates to the CSP exam that take effect in 2024. Greater instructional emphasis is provided on the core disease states that may encompass the largest percentage of the exam. The course also offers supplemental learning resources and additional tools to help learners prepare for the exam.
The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists. At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Review the pharmacotherapy of specialty oncology medications.
- Review the pharmacotherapy of the specialty medications used for hemophilia and immune deficiency disorders.
- Review the pharmacotherapy of medications used in the treatment of solid organ transplantation.
- Discuss the pharmacotherapy of the specialty medications used to treat HIV, Hepatitis C and Cystic Fibrosis.
- Review the pharmacotherapy of the specialty medications used to treat Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological disorders.
- Discuss the pharmacotherapy of the specialty medications used to treat Growth Hormone Deficiency and RSV.
- List the fundamental steps of the patient intake, reimbursement, fulfillment and outcomes process for specialty patients.
- Outline the medication management processes for the specialty pharmacy.
- Discuss the pharmacotherapy of the specialty medications used to treat inflammatory diseases (including gastrointestinal, dermatological and rheumatological disorders).
- Describe specialty medications used in the treatment of Osteoporosis.
The CSP Prep Course is available online in the NASP Education Center at a discounted rate of $165 for NASP members and $350 for non-members. Prices are subject to change.
Disclaimer: The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB) develops and oversees certification programs for specialty pharmacists and licensed pharmacists who work in a capacity related to specialty pharmacy and meet the eligibility requirements in the candidate handbook, implements policies and procedures for these certification programs, and oversees the development of the certification examination(s). The SPCB retains autonomy over all certification program policies and decisions. It is important to note that as the CSP’s governing board, the SPCB does not accredit, approve, endorse, or recommend any education or training programs and/or products designed or intended to prepare candidates for certification. SPCB has no involvement in the development or delivery of such programs or products.