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Criteria for Pharmacy Specialist Accreditation

Pharmacists who wish to be registered as a specialist must first gain accreditation by the Pharmacy Specialists Accreditation Board of Singapore (PSAB).

Once application is successful, the PSAB will issue the pharmacist with a Certificate of Specialist Accreditation. The pharmacist can then apply for specialist registration with the certificate through the Singapore Pharmacy Council (SPC). For more information, please refer to SPC’s website at http://www.spc.gov.sg.

Application for Specialist Accreditation (Grandfathering Phase) in Critical Care Pharmacy and Paediatric Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Specialists Accreditation Board (“PSAB”) invites applications from pharmacists who have the necessary training and experience in the following areas to seek specialist accreditation (grandfathering phase) from 1 February 2019 to 31 December 2020:

  1. Critical Care Pharmacy
  2. Paediatric Pharmacy

 Please download the circular below for more details. 

Download Circular on Grandfathering Criteria for Critical Care Pharmacy & Paediatric Pharmacy [PDF, 644KB]
Download Case Log Template for Critical Care Pharmacy [DOCX, 25KB]
Download Case Log Template for Paediatric Pharmacy [XLSX, 13KB]
Download Case Write-up Template for Paediatric Pharmacy [DOCX, 16KB]
Download Multi-source Feedback (MSF) Assessment Form [DOCX, 31KB]
Download Multi-source Feedback (MSF) Submission Summary Form [DOCX, 23KB]


Instructions to the applicant on submission of MSF Assessment Form:

  1. Please fill up the MSF Submission Summary Form by providing the required details of the 7 identified MSF assessors and submit the completed summary form together with your application package.
  2. Please forward the blank MSF Assessment Form to the 7 identified assessors (either in soft/hard copy).
  3. Assessors are required to email a scanned copy of the completed MSF Assessment Form to the PSAB secretariat directly at PSAB@spb.gov.sg using their office email account.


For all specialties except Critical Care Pharmacy and Paediatric Pharmacy, pharmacists must meet the criteria below for specialist accreditation at the point of application:

Applicants must meet the following criteria at the point of application for specialist accreditation: 

    a) Fully registered with the SPC, holds a valid practising certificate, and is currently practising in Singapore; 
   
    b) Possesses a relevant postgraduate qualification that is recognised by the PSAB; 
   
    c) Possesses a valid specialty certification in the specialty applied for that is recognised by the PSAB*; and 

    d) Has completed 
              i. one year of full-time residency training in broad-based pharmacotherapy that is recognised by the PSAB (i.e. National R1 programme); and 
           ii. one year of full-time residency training in the specialty applied for that is recognised by the PSAB (i.e. National R2 programme) AND 

    e) Has accumulated at least one year (continuous or otherwise) of specialty practice experience** in the specialty applied for after completion of R2 residency training, in the three years preceding the application. 

* Specialty certification refers to one of the following qualifications: 

Cardiology Pharmacy
Board certification in Cardiology Pharmacy (BCCP) OR Pharmacotherapy with Added Qualifications in Cardiology from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, USA 

Geriatric Pharmacy
Board certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (BCGP) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, USA (formerly known as Board Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy from the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy, USA)

Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy Board certification in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy (BCIDP) or Pharmacotherapy with Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, USA 

Psychiatric Pharmacy
Board certification in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, USA 

Oncology Pharmacy
Board certification in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, USA 
[Note: Board Certifications for Critical Care (BCCCP) and Paediatric Pharmacy (BCPPS) will be included from 1 January 2021 after the grandfathering phase ends.] 

** Both patient care and specialty practice experience do not include any time spent in full-time postgraduate education and residency training programmes (both local and overseas). 

Soft-copy documents to be submitted by the applicant for Specialist Accreditation to the Secretariat via email to PSAB@spb.gov.sg.
  1. Certified true copy of NRIC/passport (front and back)*
  2. Letter of verification on period of pharmacy study to be submitted directly from the university of postgraduate pharmacy degree study (Applicant to request)**
  3. Certified true copy of postgraduate pharmacy qualification (degree scroll)*
  4. Certified true copy of Certificate of Pharmacy Residency or the equivalent that is recognised by the PSAB in the specialty area*
  5. Certified true copy of specialty certification1 that is recognised by the PSAB*
  6. Duly completed Application Form for Specialist Accreditation
  7. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) using the CV template provided (Please refer to the sample CV for more information.)

*The original documents shall be verified by Pharmacy managers.

Mailing Address:

**For documents to be sent directly to the Secretariat via registered mail or couriered services, please send to:

Secretariat
(Pharmacy)  Specialists Accreditation Board (PSAB)
C/o: Secretariat of healthcare Professional Boards (SPB)
81 Kim Keat Road
NKF Centre, Level 10
Singapore 328836

 Fax:

(65) 6221 0558

Email:

PSAB@spb.gov.sg

Download Application Form for Specialist Accreditation [DOCX, 102KB]
Download CV Template [DOCX, 560KB]