• Certification is valid for 10 years. Certified specialists may apply for recertification as early as 3 years prior to their certification expiration date.

    Recertification Deadlines

    • The recertification application deadline is October 31.

    Test Dates

    Feb. 29 - March 14 2020: 2020 Exam Dates

    Eligibility

    Application

    • Online Application

      Specialists can access their previous application here. Online PDP applicants also need to complete the Professional Development Portfolio Word forms (located below).

    • New Online Application

      New Online Application system for specialists whose certification expires in 2020, 2021, or 2022. Online PDP applicants also need to complete the Professional Development Portfolio Word forms (located below).

    • Professional Development Portfolio - Blank Forms (.doc)

      These forms will need to be completed offline and uploaded during the online application submission process and include a recertification checklist.

    Resources

  • Last Updated: 8/6/2019
    Contact: spec-recert@apta.org