We believe that establishing standards for Specialty Pharmacy will improve patient care.

The Specialty Pharmacist Certification Board works to:

Empower Specialty Pharmacists to maintain the highest quality standards to ensure safe and efficient patient care

Establish clear standards of ethical practice

Ensure Specialty Pharmacists participate in ongoing professional development


Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board (SPCB™) Objectives and Purpose

The Board is dedicated to:

Promote the Specialty Pharmacists responsibility in maintaining the highest possible quality standards to advance ethical practice and to advocate for professional development to ensure that patients served receive safe, efficient care now and in the future.

Establish clear and consistent standards and procedures for certification eligibility to undertake the SPCB certification examination.

Provide certification and credentialing programs for healthcare professionals so as to assure protection of the public.

Create public recognition for those candidates who successfully complete the SPCB certification examination and to those certified specialty pharmacists who fulfill continuing competency and recertification requirements established by the SPCB.

Establish and implement Policies and Procedures including but not limited to credentialing, review of credentials, disciplinary actions and revocation for SPCB Certified Specialty Pharmacists, and other Specialty Pharmacy Healthcare providers as deemed relevant by the Board.

Strive to meet or exceed nationally accepted standards for certification programs such as those as set forth by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

It will be the mission of the Certification Board to further define its purpose, develop governance, and provide the resources to develop Standards of Practice that are consistent with the Standards set forth by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA is the accreditation arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).