• The ABPTS Maintenance of Specialist Certification (MOSC) is a model for certification that focuses on continuing competence of the physical therapist specialist. This page covers MOSC Requirement 3: Practice Performance Through Examples of Clinical Care and Reasoning.

    The purpose of this requirement is to document continuing competency in patient and client management in the specialty area.

    Specialists will use the online portal to complete 1 reflective portfolio submission in years 3, 6, and 9 of his or her certification cycle. These reflective portfolio submissions will be used to demonstrate the specialist's use of clinical care and reasoning. Each submission must have reflective components, a completed International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) chart (all specialty areas except for clinical electrophysiologic specialists, who will submit an unedited patient report), and must cite references supporting their clinical reasoning.

    These reflective portfolio submissions will not be scored, but will be screened for completion of required information and reflection.

    Requirement 3 Resources

    Sample ICF Chart (.pdf) | Blank ICF Chart Template (.doc) | Tool for Clinical Reasoning and Reflection Using ICF (.pdf)

    MOSC Portal

    Enter the MOSC Online Portal.

  • Last Updated: 2/25/2019
    Contact: spec-recert@apta.org