What Is PBIA?

Pharmacy Benefit Institute of America (PBIA) was established in 2020 and takes great pride in training professionals from around the world on how to improve and excel in pharmacy benefits management excellence. We offer several certifications for organizations and individuals and recognize leaders in pharmacy benefits management excellence across the globe. PBIA is the body delegated by the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy to award continuing education credits through the American Council of Pharmacy Education. Additionally, PBIA is approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and forty-four states to provide recertification credit. PBIA is also responsible for training and licensing the Licensed Assessors, in the United States, which conduct the onsite assessments that lead to the awarding of the “Certified Pharmacy Benefits Organization” status.

Our Team

Tyrone Squires

Tyrone Squires
Founder and Managing Director

Andrea Harlow

Andrea Harlow
Senior Trainer and Licensed Assessor

Victoria

Victoria “Vicky” Spradley
Senior Trainer and Licensed Assessor

Rishi

Rishi Kalia
IT Liaison

PBIA Advisory Board

Jim Harenberg

Jim Harenberg
COO
Apex Benefits

Lori Jasperson

Lori Jasperson
CEO
Boilermakers National Funds

Bunnia Murphy

Bunnia Murphy
Sr. Benefits Leader
Ensign Services

Ellen Nastase

Ellen Nastase
Director of Pharmacy Benefits
Benecon

Brian Uhlig

Brian Uhlig
SVP
GCG Financial

Why PBIA?​

PBIA has the exclusive North American rights to certify Organizations against the Standard. The PBIA is the world’s only truly impartial pharmacy benefits management standard offering a balanced internal scorecard self-assessment backed by an external assessment and certification program. We are held to the highest standards of service and hold our clients to those standards as well. The Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist credential was established in 2014 and has since certified over 750 professionals from around the world on how to improve and excel in pharmacy benefits management. We offer several certifications for organizations and individuals and recognize leaders in pharmacy benefits management excellence across the globe. Pharmacy Benefits Institute of America (PBIA) is devoted to the education and growth of individuals and organizations across the globe. We are committed to providing unparalleled certification programs that help you become a leader in pharmacy benefits management excellence.