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.
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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