APTA encourages physical therapist members to consider serving on a Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) examination committee. Under the 1989 Transfer Agreement of the physical therapy licensing examination and a more recent settlement agreement, APTA is entitled to seat candidates for at least 40% of the positions on the FSBPT Examination Development Committees. This year APTA will be providing 1 nominee for the Examination Development Committee-PTA (EDC-PTA), and 1 nominee for the Item Bank Review Committee-PT (IBRC-PT).
APTA nominees to all committees must be physical therapists and active APTA members. Experience as National Physical Therapy Examinations (NPTE) item writers or American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) writers is desired but not required. For the EDC-PTA, the nominees must have expertise in neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, musculoskeletal, or pediatrics; for the IBRC-PT, the nominees must have expertise in pediatrics, musculoskeletal or neuromuscular.
To apply for nomination, complete and submit a Personal Information Form and a current résumé/CV by May 30 to Brandy Bradley in the Clinical Practice Department.