Board Certified Pay (bcp)



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Board Certified Pay (BCP)
BCP may be paid to Medical Corps officers who are board certified in a medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialties, or has attained Board Certification Equivalency.
BCP is paid monthly at the following annual rates:


Medical Corps Officers with less than 10 years creditable service

$2,500

10 but less than 12

$3,500

12 but less than 14

$4,000

14 but less than 18

$5,000

18 or more

$6,000

BCP is effective on the date of commencement of extended active duty, or the date the officer becomes board certified in the specialty, whichever is later. BCP must be terminated upon expiration of the board certificate, loss of certification, or separation from active duty.


M132 authorizes BCP upon verification of credentials. To receive BCP a provider must submit a request to M132, via their commanding officer, with a copy of the boards letter of notification of certification or the board certificate.
Providers must submit evidence of re-certification to M132 in order to continue receiving BCP. Failure to do so will result in termination of BCP.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Q. What is BCP?
A. BCP is an entitlement for medical officers who are board certified in a medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialties, or has attained Board Certification Equivalency.
Q. How is the amount determined?
A. The amount is determined by years of credible service and paid monthly.
Q. When does BCP become effective?
A. BCP is effective on the date of commencement of extended active duty, or the date the officer becomes board certified in the specialty, whichever is later. BCP must be terminated upon expiration of the board certificate, loss of certification, or separation from active duty.
Q. Who approves BCP?
A. M132 authorizes BCP upon verification of credentials. To receive BCP a provider must submit a request to M132, via their commanding officer, with a copy of the boards letter of notification of certification or the board certificate.
Q. Why did my BCP stop?
A. Providers must submit evidence of re-certification to M132 in order to continue receiving BCP. Failure to do so will result in termination of BCP.


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