Tuesday, April 15, 2014 New Standards for Residency and Fellowship Program Accreditation Announced Physical therapist (PT) residency and fellowship education programs enrolling their first participants after December 31 will be required to follow new standards for American Board for Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABTRFE) accreditation. The new procedures include applying for and obtaining recognition as a developing program followed by applying for and obtaining candidate status. If a residency or fellowship program is currently developing and plans to enroll its first participant on or before December 31, 2014, that program must apply for accreditation using the current procedures by December 31, 2014. Any program that will not enroll its first participant until after December 31, 2014, must follow the new accreditation procedures. More information, including the ABPTRFE Rules of Practice and Procedure and details on these new procedures, can be found on the ABPTRFE website. For additional questions, please contact APTA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.