Renewal Eligibility Requirements & Fees
Recertification is required every five years from the initial certification. To maintain certification, participants must acquire a minimum of 50 recertification credit units (RCU) and are required to record their participation in various professional development and continuing education activities as described in this brochure.
Applicants must submit the completed Recertification Verification Form to receive recertification. Participants may begin earning credits toward recertification immediately upon receiving their initial Board Certified Medication Therapy Management Specialists (BCMTMS™) designation. Credits cannot be carried over for a future recertification.
Recertification Requirement Summary:
- A current, unrestricted license is required. An unrestricted license is not currently being subjected to formal discipline by any state board of pharmacy and has no provisions or conditions that limit the pharmacist’s practice in any way.
- Completion of 50 recertification credit units relevant to your practice over a 5-year cycle
- Renewal fee of $200.
RCU Audit Process
In order to protect the integrity of the BCMTMS certification program, NBMTM will audit a percentage of recertification applications. It is important to document your professional development activities and retain these records for up to six months after the end of your 5-year recertification period. If you are audited, you will be required to verify, with supporting documentation, the activities and credit units listed on your recertification application.
Please submit all supporting documentation to satisfy the audit in one submission. You will have 30 days to submit your audit documentation. From the time all audit documentation is received, notification as to the outcome of the audit review will occur within 30 days.
Your BCMTMS™ credential may be revoked if you are unable to provide supporting documentation when audited, or if you do not meet the 50-credit unit minimum per 5-year recertification period. (Supporting documentation is not required unless you are chosen for audit.)
Individuals who do not submit their RCUs, fail to respond to an audit of their form, or otherwise, do not meet refecertification requirements are considered not in compliance with RCUs and will be reported as “Not Meeting Recertification Requirements.” They also cannot certify or recertify until requirements are met.