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 3-year accreditation for pharmacies providing an advanced level of pharmacy services and disease management for patients taking medications that require special handling, storage, and dispensing requirements. With an overall emphasis on quality and safety, we review patient management, drug quality management, and regulatory compliance. Our accreditation team and educational resources are available to help you on your path towards accreditation.

Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation is for:

  • Specialty/mail order pharmacies, hospitals/health systems, pharmacy chains, and independent community pharmacies that meet eligibility criteria.
  • Pharmacies that provide pharmacist-coordinated patient education and training, such as promoting adherence and appropriate use of complex, specialty medications.
  • Pharmacies that want recognition for demonstrating quality patient care that meets NABP’s accreditation standards.

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.

Seeking participation in the Optum Rx network?

Our Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation is approved by the Optum Rx Specialty Pharmacy Network. Read more about the recognition.

Our Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation standards recognizes your high performance in these key areas:

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Patient Management

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Quality Management

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Regulatory Compliance


To apply for an NABP accreditation, businesses must meet and maintain basic eligibility requirements. Review the Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation eligibility requirements below to determine if you are qualified to apply.

Accreditation Standards Overview

The Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Standards Overview provides a brief introduction to the set of required pharmacy standards to achieve accreditation.