• 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 timeline for specialists entering into the program, as well as fees.

    Timeline

    All individuals whose certification expiration is 2023 or beyond are subject to the new MOSC process. This will include a waiver of the first 3-year requirements for specialists whose certifications expire in 2023, 2024, and 2025. These cohorts will be required to fulfill the year 6 (second 3-year) requirements beginning in 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively.

    See the chart below to assess whether you are required to recertify under the current recertification process (Professional Development Portfolio (PDP), retake of initial certification exam, completion of accredited residency program) or the newly established MOSC process:

    Certification Expiration Year

    Options to Recertify

    2017

    PDP, residency or exam

    2018

    PDP, residency or exam

    2019

    PDP, residency or exam

    2020

    PDP, residency or exam

    2021

    PDP, residency or exam

    2022

    PDP, residency or exam

    2023

    MOSC

    2024

    MOSC

    2025

    MOSC

    2026

    MOSC

    2027

    MOSC

    2028

    MOSC

    2029

    MOSC

     

    Fee Structure

    APTA Members: $660 paid in 3 equal installments of $220 during each 3-year MOSC cycle
    Nonmembers: $1,140 paid in 3 equal installments of $380 during each 3-year MOSC cycle

    Plus a nominal, at cost, final exam fee in year 10

    MOSC Portal

    Enter the MOSC Online Portal.

  • Last Updated: 11/21/2016
    Contact: spec-recert@apta.org