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MTM Certification Process Overview

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Board Certification Process

The National Board of Medication Therapy Management (NBMTM) is a board certifying body that administers MTM certification examinations, as well as continuous certification requirements.
The NBMTM is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded to protect the public by assessing and certifying pharmacists who meet specific educational, training, professional requirements, and demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of medication therapy management.
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.

Board Eligibility

LICENSURE

  • Maintain a current, valid pharmacist license.

EXPERIENCE

The applicant must complete ONE of the following:

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.
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Exam Content & Pricing

200 multiple-choice questions
4 hours to complete exam.
Initial Certification: $300 USD in the U.S. and Canada
Take the Practice Exam
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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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