National Institute for Standards in Pharmacist Credentialing (NISPC)
was established in 1998 to create a consolidated, nationally recognized,
credential for pharmacists seeking certification in a variety of
established appropriate standards of care and offers certification
in the areas of:
was formed by the following organizations:
Pharmaceutical Association (APhA)
Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)
Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
is a non-profit organization and exists independently, both administratively
and financially from the founding organizations.
over 1,300 pharmacists nationwide hold the prestigious NISPC credential.
credentialing in disease state management (DSM) is the hottest trend
in patient care. Until recently, testing was available only on a limited
basis in a few states. Now, as the trend continues to grow. DSM
exams are available to pharmacists in all 50 states.
DSM Exam Competency Statements
DSM Exam Standards and Objectives
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