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APTA's PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways is the premier program for increasing a PTA's knowledge and skill in a chosen area of physical therapy.

This assessment-based certificate program allows PTAs to be recognized for their advanced proficiency, knowledge, and skill in one of the following areas:

  • Acute Care.
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary.
  • Geriatrics.
  • Neurology.
  • Oncology.
  • Orthopedics.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Wound Management.

Once achieved, Advanced Proficiency Pathway program recognition is good for 10 years.


  • Enrollment fee: $135.
  • Final program portfolio review fee: $135.
  • Costs of continuing education (varies per participant).


To participate in the program, you must be an APTA member at time of enrollment and have a current unrestriced PTA license.

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Application Process & Requirements

Questions about APTA's PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways program? Please email APTA PTA APP.