Become a Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP™)

Why Earn the CSP™ Credential? PROVE IT. To employers. To colleagues. To the industry. To yourself.

The Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) credential has been developed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated intermediate knowledge and skill to provide competent specialty pharmacy services in the United States and Canada. The CSP credential is a key indicator to employers, manufacturers, patients, payers, additional healthcare providers, and the public at large that a pharmacist has proficiency in specialty pharmaceuticals.

Specialty pharmacists demonstrate proficiency in specialty management duties, practice in a variety of pharmacy settings including but not limited to Retail, Hospital, Mail Order, PBM, Infusion Center, Pharmacy Associations, and require interaction with difference healthcare providers including Physicians, Pharmacists, Chief Pharmacy Officers, Infusion Nurses, Home Healthcare Nurses, Pharmacy Technicians, Case Managers, Reimbursement Specialists, Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates.

Individuals who earn the CSP credential have demonstrated knowledge of the professional domains that encompass the tasks and knowledge required of a specialty pharmacy professional in various practice settings. By passing the CSP examination, pharmacy professionals not only display their aptitude in each specialized knowledge area, but also present their expertise in specialty pharmacy with a CSP credential.

The CSP certification program:

  • Validates professional expertise
  • Protects the public
  • Distinguishes the specialty pharmacy profession
  • Differentiates specialty pharmacists in a competitive job market
  • Encourages education providers to develop programming that will improve the knowledge and performance of specialty pharmacists through academic training and professional development opportunities
  • Provides a learning path that recognizes career-long professional development
  • Improves the understanding of specialty pharmacy by related disciplines

Stand out within one of the fastest growing sectors in the pharmaceutical industry by earning the CSP credential. You already have the knowledge. Why not prove it?

For more information about earning the CSP distinction, click on the Certification tab, download the Candidate Handbook or contact the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB) at csp@naspnet.org.

NCCA-Accredited Certification Program

The CSP certification program is developed and administered in compliance with nationally accepted accreditation standards for certification programs.

The Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) credential has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 2015. NCCA accreditation signifies that the CSP program has been impartially reviewed and found to meet national certification standards for the development and operation of credentialing programs.