Information for Accredited Residency & Fellowship Programs

  • The following resources are for educators at accredited residency and fellowship programs.

    • Annual Reports

      A program that has accreditation (but not probationary accreditation) as of January 1 of any year must submit an annual report with respect to the prior year, which must be submitted (or postmarked) no later than January 31 and no earlier than January 1. However, a program that has applied for reaccreditation within the immediately preceding calendar year need not file an annual report.

    • Annual Fees

      A program that has candidate status or has accreditation (including probationary accreditation) as of January 1 of any year must submit an annual fee for that year no later than March 1. However, a program whose accreditation will expire during the year need not pay an annual fee for that year. As of January 1, 2016 a program that has applied for reaccreditation within the immediately preceding calendar year need not file an annual fee.

    • APTA Online Program Listing Interface Program Manual (.pdf)

      This program manual provides guidance to programs for updating their directory information on ABPTRFE.org.

    • Substantive Change Forms

      Programs that are candidates or are accredited must submit written notification of substantive changes to the program to APTA staff no later than 30 days after the change using the prescribed form. Substantive changes include, but are not limited to, (a) a change in leadership (e.g., changes in program director or program coordinator), (b) the addition of a site(s), (c) modification to the content or construct of the program, and (d) a change in organizational ownership.

    • Reaccreditation

      The reaccreditation process evaluates the program's ability to meet all requirements for accreditation.

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