In 1981 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of orthopaedics. The first orthopaedics specialist certification examination was administered in 1989. As of June 2014, ABPTS has certified 9,505 orthopaedic specialists.
2016 Certification Application Submission Site Open
February 27-March 12, 2016: 2016 Exam Dates
Before completing the application process, please read the entire general information and minimum eligibility sections of the candidate guide.
Please allow up to 6 weeks for application review following online submission.
Note: Updated Description of Specialty Practice and Self-Assessment tool will be available by the end of May 2015.
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