Specialty Pharmacy

Demonstrate the success of your pharmacy’s outcome-based patient care programs and services with our Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation.

NABP’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation is a three-year accreditation best suited for pharmacies providing an advanced level of pharmacy services and disease management for patients taking medications that require special handling, storage, and distribution requirements. In addition, this accreditation is ideal for pharmacies that provide pharmacist coordinated patient education and training, such as promoting adherence and appropriate medication use.

Whether NABP Accreditation is new for your business, or you are already NABP accredited and are looking to expand your portfolio, our processes simplify your journey toward Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation.

Apply for Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation as a stand-alone program or maximize your investment by creating a comprehensive compliance package for one streamlined, cost-effective accreditation process.

How do I get started?

The first step in the process is to confirm the program meets your pharmacy’s needs and that your pharmacy is able to demonstrate compliance with the eligibility requirements, standards, and on-site survey. Once you deem you are ready for accreditation, you will need to apply. Once your application, supplemental documentation, and specified fees have been received, we will:

Review your supplemental documentation

Verify pharmacy and pharmacist licensure

Conduct an unannounced on-site survey of your pharmacy

Interested in learning more?

Practices that demonstrate compliance and high-quality patient care can earn this voluntary accreditation and better position their business to patients. Complete the accreditation form to request more information.

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To apply for an NABP accreditation, businesses must meet basic eligibility requirements. To avoid unnecessary delays, review the Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation eligibility requirements below to determine if you are qualified to apply.

NABP advises applicants to not complete the application if their business location had an application cancelled by NABP in the past 180 days for non-compliance with Standards.

Accreditation Standards

The Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Standards Overview provides a brief introduction to the set of standards a pharmacy must meet to achieve accreditation. Download the Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Standards Overview document.


Get started on your path to accreditation by following the steps below:

  1. Confirm your eligibility
  2. Review the Standards Summary to confirm that the program meets your business’s needs
  3. Create and complete a business e-Profile account:
  4. Gather appropriate supporting documents
  5. Submit the application for one or multiple accreditations

Use the Apply link to log in to NABP e-Profile and start the application process. For basic instructions on submitting your application, read the Application Basics document.

Interested in pricing?

Log in to your business e-Profile account and visit the FAQs and Resources section to access pricing. Don’t have an account? Create your free business e-Profile account today.