We submitted our application to ICE/NCCA for accreditation in January 2019, and on Friday, May 10
, our application was officially approved!
Our Board Certification is now accredited!
This has been a long and arduous undertaking, years in the making. We are grateful for the hard work that was done on behalf of APTA by many volunteers over the last 12 years to make this possible.
Our goals in establishing certification and becoming accredited have been:
to position Polarity Therapy as a viable profession within the field of Integrative Medicine
to protect Polarity Therapy Practitioners from state regulation by other professions
to qualify Polarity Therapy Practitioners for autonomous state licensure
to help qualify members for third-party reimbursement options
to address the organization’s responsibility to the public by implementing quality assurance standards and establishing a respected credential for the practice of Polarity.
Although we still have work ahead of us, gaining accreditation is a crucial milestone in meeting these organizational goals.
Many thanks to the Certification Governing Council and their supporting staff, volunteers and consultants who made this possible.
We particularly want to acknowledge the following people. We apologize if we have left anyone off of the lists.
Julie Chapman, CGC Chairperson
Christina Ross PhD, CGC Vice Chairperson
Shelley Drasal, Administrative Office Manager & her staff
The APTA Board of Directors
SeaCrest, our Certification Consultants
This accreditation effort began in 2007 under the visionary leadership of LaRose Daniels. We would like to thank LaRose and the following pioneering individuals as well as the many staff members who contributed to this effort.
LaRose Daniels (former Chairperson)
Nancy Risley (first Chairperson)
Johnny Henderson, PhD
Christina Ross, PhD
Morgan Jackson MD
Mary Ann Richardson, DrPh
Iva Lloyd, ND
In 2016 the CGB was dissolved and a new Certification Governing Council (CGC) was formed in order to meet NCCA standards and submit a new application for accreditation.
We would like to thank the following volunteers who served on the CGC since 2016:
Carrie Massey (former Chairperson)
Julie Chapman (current Chairperson)
Christina Ross PhD (current Vice Chairperson)
Morgan Jackson MD
David Comings PhD
We also had 32 Subject Matter Experts who helped with the creation of the exam.
This has been a massive undertaking and is an accomplishment and we owe a great deal of thanks to all who supported these efforts.
, 2019~ A day etched in APTA’s history!