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Applying for the Examination

To apply online:

Go to www.nbmtm.org and select the “APPLY NOW” link under the Get Board Certified box, or click here.

You must include ALL of the following with your completed application form:

  1. Copy or online printout of your professional license(s)
  2. A copy of your current résumé indicating the required two years of experience in medication therapy management and direct patient care.
  3. Provide supporting documents required during the online application.
  4. If you have a foreign pharmacy degree, provide a copy of your transcripts and your degree.
  5. Payment of the application fees. Payment in U.S. dollars must be made by debit or credit card.

NBMTM reserves the right to verify all information supplied by the candidate. An application is considered complete when:

  1. All requested information has been submitted and determined to be accurate,
  2. Application fees have been submitted,
  3. The candidate has been determined eligible for the examination.

Once an application has been successfully submitted, the candidate will receive an email notifying them of successful submission, after which the application is reviewed. If an application is incomplete or there is not sufficient proof of eligibility, an NBMTM staff member will contact the applicant via the email address provided on the application. Otherwise, the candidate can expect to receive a second email containing exam appointment scheduling instructions within seven business days of application submission.

Application fees for accepted applications will not be refunded if canceled by the candidate. Application fees for ineligible applications will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee.

Application Fees

The application fee for board certification is $300 and $350 for international candidates. Candidates must submit the appropriate fee with a complete application.

Application fees will be forfeited and will not be refunded if the eligible candidate who is approved to take the examination:

  • Does not schedule an examination within the 6-month eligibility period;
  • Requests to reschedule the examination less than two days before the scheduled test date;
  • Fails to report for an examination appointment;
  • Arrives more than 30 minutes late for an appointment; or
  • Fails to present appropriate identification on the day of the examination.

If fees have been forfeited and the candidate still wishes to take the examination, a new application and the appropriate application fee must be submitted.

Confirmation of Board Eligibility

Your application is not complete until you receive an email confirmation of board eligibility containing instructions on how to schedule your examination. NBMTM sends candidates an email confirmation of board eligibility to the candidate within three (3) business days of acceptance of the application. If eligibility is denied, you will be contacted by NBMTM. If a confirmation notice is not received within three weeks of submission, contact NBMTM at 202-489-0506 or contact@nbmtm.org.

The confirmation of eligibility email includes instructions detailing how to schedule an examination appointment online.

Scheduling the Examination

Certification exams are administered and proctored by Mettl®. NBMTM has partnered with Mettl®, a secure online proctoring service, to protect the integrity of certification exams. Online proctoring means that exams can be taken from any location at a time that is convenient for you, without travel to a test center. NBMTM may, at its sole discretion, opt to hold in-person testing sessions.

Read the Mettl® User Guide for descriptions of the test-taking experience.

A candidate’s eligibility is valid for 180 days after receiving the email confirmation notice from NBMTM. The examination must be scheduled and taken within this 180-day period. A candidate who fails to schedule an exam appointment within the 180-day eligibility period forfeits his/her application fees and must submit a new completed application and the appropriate application fee in order to schedule an examination appointment.

Examination appointments are scheduled for a 4-hour window of time – four hours for the examination itself, and fifteen minutes on each end for completion of the tutorial and the post-exam survey.

To schedule an exam online:

Log in your myNBMTM account and click “Schedule Exam”.
NOTE: NBMTM does not require the upload of any form of legal identification, such as driver’s license, passport or a government-issued ID. You will be required to present formal identification as part of the exam authentication process on the day of your test, but to safeguard against unauthorized access to sensitive test taker credentials, government-issued IDs are not recorded or stored in user profiles for BCMTMS™ exam.

The following registration conduct is strictly prohibited:

• Providing false or misleading information about your identity or that of any other person.
• Registering for or taking a BCMTMS™ exam with another individual’s Mettl® login.
• Allowing someone else to register for or take BCMTMS™ exam with your Mettl® access.
• Holding multiple exam registrations at the same time under different Mettl® access.

Rescheduling Your Appointment

You may reschedule or cancel your appointment online on your myNBMTM portal or by calling 202-489-0506.

Rescheduling fees are as follows:

  • Rescheduling 7 days or more in advance – No Charge
  • No rescheduling or cancellations are allowed within 7 days of your appointment; examination fees will be forfeited.

Emergency Closings

Severe weather or an emergency could require canceling scheduled exams. If this occurs, Mettl will attempt to contact candidates by phone or email. If the site is closed, your exam will be rescheduled without a rescheduling fee.

Please call NBMTM with any concerns regarding missed appointments due to unforeseen circumstances.

Special Arrangements for Candidates with Disabilities

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, special testing accommodations will be considered for individuals with disabilities recognized by the ADA. Request for special accommodations must be made at the time of application. Please complete the Request for Special Accommodations and Documentation of Disability forms, found on the NBMTM website, in order to be eligible.

If you require any special accommodations, please contact NBMTM at contact@nbmtm.org before submitting your examination application, and the staff will be happy to assist you in meeting your testing needs.

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