• ABPTS
  • Welcome to ABPTS

    The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) has certified more than 16,000 individuals who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in physical therapy specialty areas.

    Currently, the ABPTS offers board-certification in eight specialty areas of physical therapy: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health.

    ABPTS is celebrating its 30 year anniversary! View highlights from events held at CSM celebrating this milestone.

    Attend the ABPTS Recognition Ceremony at CSM?
    Pictures now available.

    Call for Nominations

    ABPTS is currently seeking nominations for the ABPTS Board of Directors. Deadline: March 31, 2015. Learn more.
    ABPTS is currently seeking nominations for Specialized  Academy of Content Experts. Deadline: April 30, 2015. Learn more.

    ABPTS is a Proud Member of ICE
    Institute for Credentialing Excellence

    Application Deadlines


    2016 Initial Certification

    April 15, 2015: 2016 Certification Application Submissions Open

    July 1, 2015: Certification deadline for:
    - Cardiovascular & Pulmonary
    - Clinical Electrophysiology
    - Women's Health

    July 31, 2015: Certification deadline for:
    - Geriatrics
    - Neurology
    - Orthopaedics
    - Pediatrics
    - Sports

    August 31, 2015: Reapplication Deadline
    November 30, 2015: Initial Certification Exam Fee Deadline

    2016 Recertification

    Oct 31, 2015 – Recertification Application Due
    Nov 30, 2015 – Recertification Late Submission Due

    Test Dates

    2016 Exam - February 27 though March 12

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