There are opportunities at varying levels to become involved with the ABPTS certification process. From being an item writer, to participating in a specialty council, all the way to become an ABPTS Board member.
Applications are now being accepted for Specialty Council and ABPTS Board positions. The application deadline is July 31. See below for more details.
Deepen your knowledge of your specialty, grow yourself in areas outside of your practice, and gain exposure and network with individuals in your area of practice focus - and a way to give back to your profession.
Nominations for the ABPTS Board and positions for the 10 Specialty Councils open in May and close July 31. Appointees serve a four year term that begin in January.
The Specialization Academy of Content Experts accepts application from March through April, with two-year appointments beginning in January.
The ABPTS Board is the overseeing body of the ABPTS certification and comprised of 10 board-certified physical therapists representing the 10 different specialty areas.
Become a Specialty Council Member
Specialty Council members are the carefully selected subject matter experts who guide nearly every element of the board certification operations in their areas, from developing eligibility requirements to evaluating applications. Serving on a council is a rich professional opportunity that connects you with other PT leaders and allows you to engage more deeply with your area of specialization.
Specialization Academy of Content Experts
Play a critical role in the specialty examination process while earning credit towards the maintenance of your specialty certification by becoming an item writer for ABPTS examination content.
Ready to Apply?
If you've review the requirements and are ready to become an ABPTS volunteer and join an elite and dedicated bunch of certified-specialists edicated to making a difference in the board-certification process, select from the list below to begin your application.
Note: You must login to Engage to view the application button.
- ABPTS Board Member
- Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council
- Clinical Electrophysiology Specialty Council
- Geriatric Specialty Council
- Neurology Specialty Council
- Oncologic Specialty Council
- Orthopaedic Specialty Council
- Pediatric Specialty Council
- Sports Specialty Council
- Women's Health Specialty Council