APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management

APTP Specialist Certification Governed by ABPTS

APTA Specialist Certification Governed by ABPTS

Get a jump start on advancing your career with APTA Specialist Certification, governed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. APTA members save 45% on combined application and exam fees!

Board-certified specialists make a difference in the lives of patients, living out their dedication to better care, and helping advance the physical therapy profession.

Consider Natalie Snyder, PT, DPT, who recently achieved board certification. Read Natalie’s column on how she overcame her own obstacles to become a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist and help others reach their goals.

Is Certification Right for You?

Board certification is offered in 10 specialty areas of physical therapy:

Application Deadlines

  • July 1: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Oncology, Women's Health, and Wound Management.
  • July 31: Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, and Pediatrics.
  • Sept. 30: Sports.

Applications are reviewed in order of submission; potential applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the deadline to expedite the review process.

Learn More About Certification

Questions about certification? Call 800-999-2782, ext. 8520, or email us.

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