On February 27, 1997 the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Board of Directors voted to create the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. CCGP is a nonprofit corporation, autonomous from ASCP and with its own governing Board of Commissioners.
Members of the Board of Commissioners were appointed and the first meeting of the Board was held on July 9, 1997. The first administration of the examination was held on November 12, 1997 in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CCGP was accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies in March 2012.
Promoting Excellence in Geriatric Health Care through Education and Certification