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The wound management specialty area within the physical therapy profession involves understanding, assessing, and maintaining the integrity of the integumentary system across the lifespan and in preventing and managing multiple types of wounds and integumentary conditions for optimal outcomes.

In 2019 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of wound management. The first wound management specialist certification examination was administered in 2022. As of June 2023, ABPTS has certified 23 wound management specialists.

Application Requirements

Review general application requirements, as well as requirements per practice specialty area.

Review Requirements

Fees and Deadlines

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The Role of the Wound Management Specialty Council

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.

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ABPTS Approved CEUs

View courses that have been approved by this ABPTS Specialty Council in the APTA Learning Center.