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MTM Certification Process Overview

Board Certification Process

  • The National Board of Medication Therapy Management (NBMTM) is the only accrediting body specifically for MTM certification.
  • The NBMTM, an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a board certifying body that administers MTM certification examinations, as well as continuous certification requirements.
  • The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain Board Certification in Medication Therapy Management.

Check board eligibility

Educational and experience requirements.

Apply online

Once board eligible, schedule your exam appointment.

Take the BCMTMS™ exam

Upon passing this extensive examination process you will be awarded Board Certification.

Benefits of Board Certification

Professional Opportunities. A board certified medication therapy management specialist (BCMTMS™) is a professional distinction that the healthcare industry demands and employers and consumers expect.
Career Advancement . A board certified medication therapy management specialist (BCMTMS™) has the knowledge, expertise and professional experience needed to serve patients in the emerging models of care and patients with complex health challenges.
Increased Credibility. A board certified medication therapy management specialist (BCMTMS™) ensures the competency to practice independently, promote quality and safety and protect the public.

Board Eligibility


  • Maintain a current, valid pharmacist license.


The candidate must complete two (2) years of practice experience, post-licensure, with experience in medication therapy in retail pharmacy, community pharmacy, or ambulatory care pharmacy. Experience can be waived if the applicant successfully completes an NBMTM-approved training program in medication therapy management. Approved training programs are:

Exam Content & Pricing

200 multiple-choice questions
4 hours to complete exam.
Initial Certification: $450 USD in the U.S. and Canada

The Official BCMTMS™ Practice Exam

  • The online BCMTMS™ practice exam consists of 15 multiple-choice items.
  • Questions are written by the developers of the actual BCMTMS™ exam.
  • The practice exam is free.
  • It can be taken as many times as you want.

Certification Candidate Handbook

Information for candidates, including detailed information about policies and procedures relevant to computer-based testing and exam application, has been integrated into one PDF document. The Certification Candidate Handbook explains:

  • Steps to Certification
  • Accessing and using the myNBMTM portal.
  • Registering and scheduling the exam.
  • Preparing for the certification exam.
  • Exam content information, format, and scoring.
  • Requirements for maintaining your certification.
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