Individuals seeking appointment to ABPTS and the Specialty Councils must have the following qualifications:
Note: Specialty council experience is helpful, but not required.
We encourage you to review the requirements and responsibilities (.pdf) required of appointed members of ABPTS and Specialty Councils.
ABPTS also appoints members of its 10 Specialty Councils.
Specialty Council appointments are for 4-year terms beginning January 1.
The nomination process for the ABPTS Specialty Councils is currently CLOSED. ABPTS makes all Specialty Council appointments during the ABPTS fall meeting.
View Specialist Certification Specialty Council rosters.
You may submit a nomination through the APTA Engage system and search on the words "Specialty Council."
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), is the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy. The nomination process for ABPTS positions is currently CLOSED.ABPTS appointments are for 4-year terms beginning July 1.
Members of ABPTS may not concurrently hold a primary APTA section office that could present a conflict of interest between the two groups. Also, although Specialty Council experience is preferred, it is not required for appointment to ABPTS.
View the ABPTS Board roster.
ABPTS will make appointments during the ABPTS spring meeting in May.
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