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ABPTS Specialty Councils develop minimum eligibility requirements for certification and recertification in a specialty area based on ABPTS guidelines, and when required screen applicants for eligibility to sit for exams and for recertification. 

Specialty Council members are responsible for developing the examination instruments in consultation with the ABPTS testing agency and approved consultants.

Be a Council Member

Give back to the APTA specialization program and your community and patients by serving on the Specialty Council. The nomination process for the ABPTS Specialty Council members opens in mid-May. 

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