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APTA's Specialization Program governed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties is supported by staff who cover two areas of the program: initial certification and maintenance of certification. 

Staff are available to respond to questions and issues regarding initial certification and maintenance processes.

Our offices are located at:

American Physical Therapy Association
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085

Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

For Initial Certification


For Maintenance


For Certification Verification

Verify independently through the online directory of board-certified clinical specialists. 

If you are unable to verify a certification through the directory, or require additional documentation, contact

If you are attempting to verify PT licensure visit The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

For Online Portal Assistance