• 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

    • October 31, 2016: Recertification Application Due
    • November 30, 2016: Recertification Late Submission Due

    Test Dates

    February 27-March 18, 2017: 2017 Exam Dates

    Eligibility

    Application

    • Online Application

      Online applicants also need to complete the Professional Development Portfolio Word forms (located below). These forms will need to be completed offline and uploaded during the online application submission process.

    • Recertification Application Instructional Video

      This video is intended to guide recertification applicants through the process of submitting a professional development portfolio (PDP) through the ABPTS online application.

    • Candidate Guide (.pdf)

      This booklet contains general instructions and application forms that may be completed in Word and submitted by mail. However, we encourage candidates to consider submitting through the newly launched online application system. If submitting online, please note Professional Development Portfolio forms will need to be completed offline and uploaded during the online application submission process.

    • Professional Development Portfolio - Blank Forms (.doc)

      Includes a checklist for recertification.

    Resources