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.
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
PDP, residency or exam
APTA Members: $660 paid in 3 equal installments of $220 during each 3-year MOSC cycleNonmembers: $1,200 paid in 3 equal installments of $400 during each 3-year MOSC cycle
Plus a nominal, at cost, final exam fee in year 10
Enter the MOSC Online Portal.
Last Updated: 4/30/2020