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The APTA Specialist Certification Program is turning 40. The next cycle of board-certified specialists will mark the ruby anniversary of the first specialist exams. Apply now and you’ll be part of the milestone cohort marking the 40th anniversary of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties’ specialist certification program.

Thinking about board certification? There’s no time like the present. Recent studies from APTA highlight the financial benefits of specialization. Board-certified PTs earn higher incomes than their noncertified counterparts.

Join more than 32,000 peers who showcase proficiency in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical expertise. Discover the benefits of joining this community, including elevated competency, career advancement, professional recognition, and more.

APTA members can save 45% on application and exam fees, and you can save an additional $100 if you apply by the July 1 early-bird deadline for the following specialties:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary.
  • Clinical Electrophysiology.
  • Oncology.
  • Women’s Health.
  • Wound Management

The early-bird deadline is July 31 for the following specialties:

  • Geriatrics.
  • Neurology.
  • Orthpaedics.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Sports.

The final application deadline for all 10 specialties is Sept. 30.


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