Maximize Chance of Passing

The pass rate for a pharmacist recently out of school and residency is higher then any other category - waiting until later will generally decrease your chance of passing. It is also a time when most residents are studying pharmacotherapy anyway. If you start early (residencies tend to get busier towards the end) you should be well positioned to successfully test.

Qualifications


The number of board certified pharmacists isgrowing rapidly.It is also becoming a requisite qualification for some clinical specialist positions.The Veterans Affairs system published guidanceon medication prescribing authority for pharmacists in 2009 - the qualifications to receive such authority includes being board certified. The fact that such documents exist should lead any resident to strongly consider board certification as soon as they are able.