What You Need to Know After Sitting the Prescribing Safety Assessment

You’ve tackled the PSA (Prescribing Safety Assessment) with determination and skill, but what happens next? Here’s a comprehensive guide to what awaits you after the exam.

1. When can I access my results? 

The first sitting of the year, usually conducted in February is the largest sitting of the year. For that reason and because all the exam questions are new, the results can take up to 3 and a half weeks to review and issue. 

The sittings after the February event usually have a shorter turnaround, with most receiving their results two weeks after their sitting. 

You can access your results via their official PSA account by navigating to the ‘my results’ tab. 

2. How will my results be displayed?

Upon accessing your results, you will receive a breakdown based on each question item style. This granular analysis offers invaluable insights into where you’ve performed best and the areas for improvement. 

3. How can I access my PSA Certificate? 

Successful candidates who pass the PSA will have the opportunity to download their PSA certificate through their account. It’s essential to store a copy on a personal device or email it to a personal account for safekeeping and future reference.

4. What happens if I don’t pass the PSA?

For those who haven’t passed, there’s no need to despair. You’ll have the chance to resit the PSA on a future sitting date, determined by your institution, offering a second opportunity to pass. Use this occasion to hone skills and strive for success. BPS Assessment offers a range of PSA resources which could help you on your second attempt. 

Navigating the post-PSA phase requires diligence and patience. Whether celebrating a triumph or preparing for a comeback, understanding the process can empower you on your prescribing journey. Keep pushing forward, stay focused, and remember, every experience is an opportunity to grow. Good Luck!