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BPS Study Group

IPA is not holding a BPS Study Group in 2023.
We will host a study group during the Fall 2024 testing window.


After a pilot project in 2019, IPA started the BPS Study Group program which is offered twice per year to members and non-members. The goal is to complement various study materials currently available to help pharmacists learn together as they plan to sit for either the initial or recertification BPS exam for BCPS, BCACP, and BCGP certifications. This 12-week course covers various topics. See the course template below.
The study group will meet virtually once per week at 8:00 pm CT. Participants are encouraged to review subject matter content before the virtual meeting in preparation for 60 minutes of active discussion, with the potential of reaching 90 minutes based on question and answer session. 
Each participant is required to lead at least one discussion, and other content experts from across the state will lead these webinar-based learning modules. Past participants have seen this study group as a great way to stay accountable to your studying while ensuring your understanding of all knowledge areas of the exams. Utilize your IPA professional network to conquer this next career milestone!  

Minimum number of 10 participants are needed for the study group. Registration ends one week prior to the start of the session.

Tentative Schedule & Content Review
 Week  Topic
1 GI Disorders
2 Nephrology
3 Cardiology/Anticoagulation
     *Hour 1 – BCACP focused
     *Hour 2 – BCPS focused
4 Endocrinology (including Diabetes)
5 Infectious Disease
     *Hour 1 – BCPS focused
     *Hour 2 – BCACP focused
6 Men’s/Women’s Health
7 Pulmonary
8 Laws, Regulations, Healthcare System
9 Fluids, Electrolyte Disorders, Nutrition
10 Psychiatry/Neurology
11 Geriatrics/Pediatrics
12 Biostatistics and Study Design



We encourage Study Group participants to purchase at-home study materials. Here is a short list reviewed and recommended for use by past participants.
 Test Organization Type Cost
  • Online review course
  • Online review products coming soon
$200 – member
$350 – non-member

40% discount for ENGAGED and CONNECTED Pharmacist Members – LEARN MORE
  • Online review course offered jointly through ACCP and ASHP
  • Online workbook offered jointly through ACCP and ASHP
$425 – member
$625 – non-member

$165 – member
$265 – non-member 
  • Full online review course
  • Review Practice Exam
$425 – member
$625 – non-member

$75 – member
$99 – non-member
  • Online review course
  • Online workbook
$425 – member
$625 – non-member
$165 – member
$265 – non-member
If you have other study materials that could be useful to this group, please send these recommendations to or contact Anthony Pudlo, VP of Professional Affairs, at if you have any questions.