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The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties has certified over 27,000 individuals who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in physical therapy specialty areas.
Currently, ABPTS offers board-certification in nine specialty areas of physical therapy:
- Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
- Clinical Electrophysiology
- Women's Health
- Wound Management
Due to extensions related to COVID-19, 2020 application deadlines have been delayed until October.
The receritifcation process applies to specialists with expiration dates before 2023.
ABPTS is transitioning to a maintenance of specialist certification program for specialists with certification expiration dates of 2023 or higher.
Apr 27, 2020 / Open Access
Nov 1, 2019 / Website
Additional Specialist Certification Content
Jun 1, 2021 / News
The revamped APTA Specialist Certification website makes it easy to explore the possibilities for career growth governed by ABPTS.
Mar 30, 2021 / News
In a challenging year, more than 3,000 PTs and PTAs earned a certification, were recertified, or achieved PTA advanced proficiency.
Aug 12, 2020 / News
ABPTS is extending application deadlines and offering payment options for PTs interested in pursuing board certification.