The FSBPT Board of Directors routinely reviews its programs with respect to their contributions to public protection and their financial sustainability. Recently, while applying a comprehensive and strategic view to our services, the board determined certain programs have not achieved broad membership adoption nor financial viability. Additionally, the FSBPT board acknowledged that emerging and expanding research is focusing on a more proactive approach to the maintenance of physical therapy continuing competence than the historical approach of requiring completion of a prescribed number of continuing competence units.

Although they are high-quality continuing competence tools, the FSBPT Board of Directors has decided to discontinue aPTitude and ProCert. These programs do not align with where we believe physical therapy continuing competence is heading, our members do not prioritize them relative to other programs, and they are not financially sustainable. 

Important Dates
  • September 30, 2019, is the final date to submit any activity to ProCert for initial review. No first-time submissions will be accepted after this date.
  • November 30, 2019, is the final date for submissions to be reviewed through ProCert. This includes all submissions in any stage of the review process. We will make every effort to review as many submissions as possible, but any activity reviews not completed by this date will not proceed through the process.
  • December 1, 2019, is the final date to import or publish (not certify) an activity in aPTitude.
  • January 1, 2020, is the final certification term start date for any certified activity.

Vendors may elect at this time to cease submitting activities to ProCert and request a refund of the unused portion of a purchased subscription. Refund requests must be submitted in writing to by October 1, 2019 . Requesting a refund constitutes an acknowledgment that no additional submissions to ProCert will be filed.

A full refund will be issued for any submission that has not undergone the second free re-evaluation as of November 30, 2019 .

Please allow four weeks for processing refunds.

Certification Terms
All activities with a certification start date on or before January 1, 2020, will maintain that status until the certification term concludes. Your learners will be able to verify activity certification status past the termination of the ProCert program at w ww.fsbpt. org/ProCert

State Approval Alternatives
Contact the ProCert accepting state boards of physical therapy to inquire about alternatives to ProCert and to confirm acceptance of ProCert past the program’s termination.

The FSBPT Continuing Competence Team will work diligently to process your activity submissions until ProCert’s termination. To allow staff to efficiently process as many of your submissions as possible please direct any questions to rather than to competence staff directly. We appreciate your support of ProCert over the past seven years and wish you success going forward.