An Overview of MTM Certification
MTM Certification, or Board Certification in Medication Therapy Management, is a voluntary process intended to demonstrate expertise in a specific pharmacy specialty.
The National Board of Medication Therapy Management, an independent, not-for-profit, and pharmacist-led organization, was founded to provide pharmacists with a voluntary pathway to earn a board certification credential. It is different and distinct from licensure to practice pharmacy, a function regulated by state government.
Being an MTM pharmacist requires more than assessing medications for indication, effectiveness, safety, and adherence issues. It also requires patient counseling that factors in patient’s emotional state, patient’s financial state, and patient’s cultural state.
Certified MTM pharmacists, or Board Certified Medication Therapy Management Specialists (BCMTMS™), must successfully pass the examination established by the National Board of Medication Therapy Management. The pharmacist will be granted Board Certification by the National Board of Medication Therapy Management upon passing the examination. The Certification is renewable after 5 years if active pharmacist license is maintained and the standards for recertification are met.
The Board Certified Medication Therapy Management Specialist (BCMTMS™) is a voluntary credential focusing on Medication Therapy Management with a distinct level of achievement beyond entry-level licensure.
Pharmacists with the designated title BCMTMS™ demonstrate skills in handling complex patient care scenarios that can only be learned through experience and advanced training.
A BCMTMS™ demonstrates to patients and prospective patients that the service they can expect to receive will be provided by a board certified pharmacist who has proven a mastering of the core competencies required to provide the best care possible.
The National Board of Medication Therapy Management (NBMTM) was founded in response to the need for a valid MTM certification process.
The purpose of board certification by the National Board of Medication Therapy Management is to provide assurance to the public and the pharmacy profession that a board certified pharmacist in medication therapy management has successfully completed an accredited educational program and an evaluation process, including a secure and proctored examination.
NBMTM is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the standards of knowledge required for certification.
Am I Eligible?
Board eligibility is necessary to participate in the certification process and sit for the BCMTMS examination.
What are the Fees?
The application fee includes administrative and examination fees, and applies to all applicants.
How to Apply?
The path to certification is easy. You can proceed at your own pace in a self-directed manner.