Maximize your PT potential!
Join a prestigious group of over 30,000 of your physical therapist peers who demonstrate competency in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency.
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties offers board-certification in 10 specialty areas of physical therapy:
- Cardiovascular and Pulmonary.
- Clinical Electrophysiology.
- Women's Health.
- Wound Management.
Join a prestigious group of your peers who demonstrate competency in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency.
ABPTS is transitioning to a maintenance of specialist certification program for specialists with certification expiration dates of 2023 or later.
Apr 27, 2020 / Open Access
House position: APTA's 2016 House of Delegates amended the position HOD P06-14-08-18 to limit the use of abbreviated designations after a physical therapist's or physical therapist assistant's name.
Nov 1, 2019 / Website
Access the directory of board-certified specialists.
Additional Specialist Certification Content
May 27, 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.