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28-Jun-2021 11:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Take the next step in your career and join more than 30,000 physical therapists who have already achieved board certification as clinical specialists. The 10 specialty areas offered by ABPTS are a recognition of the increasingly vital role physical therapy plays in optimizing movement to improve the human experience. It pays to be a member of APTA, as you will save up to $1,070 on certification application and exam fees!

Online registration for the 2022 ABPTS specialist certification exam cycle is now open. Apply early and take advantage of the delayed payment plan option. Learn more on the specialist certification website.



"Becoming board certified has always been a goal of mine. It feels great to show my commitment to my patients, my profession, and to be part of an ever-growing specialty. Preparing for the specialty exam has provided me with the opportunity to network with others who have the same passion that I do, and I’m forever thankful."

- Amy Vandermark, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist


Application Deadlines

  • July 1, 2021: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Oncology, Women's Health, Wound Management
  • July 31, 2021: Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics
  • Oct. 31, 2021: Sports


Don't wait. Apply today.



Application Process

1. Visit the specialist certification website and select your area of interest.

2. Download and review the entire Candidate Guide.

3. Submit your online application.


Questions about certification? Contact the specialist certification program or call 800-999-2782, ext. 8520.


Follow your passion, power your practice and apply to become a board-certified specialist today.

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