Women's Health Clinical Specialist Board-Certification

About the Certification

The American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) oversees and facilitates the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Board Certification. Earning this certification indicates that a Physical Therapist (PT) has proven that he/she has the knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of an entry-level physical therapist and is unique to the area of women’s health practice. The certification examination is a comprehensive assessment of all areas described in the Women’s Health Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). This certification is not administered nor facilitated by the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Please direct all board certification-related questions to the ABPTS at spec-cert@apta.org. Please visit the ABPTS certification website to learn more about eligibility requirements, key deadlines, check the status of your application and additional information about this certification.

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How to Correctly List Your Designation

If you have become a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist, please make sure that your designation is compliant with ABPTS designation listing rules and is correctly displayed on your profile, business cards, websites, etc. Here’s the correct way to list your designation. Your designation MUST be fully spelled out (no acronyms like W C S) and be listed UNDER your name, NOT after your name (Reference).


Joanna Doe, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy

2023 WCS Study Guide for Members

To help our members prepare for the WCS exam, the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy developed a task force of members to generate a list of recommended books and articles to help you prepare for the exam. While this study guide is free for Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy members, this study guide is available for purchases to non-members. 

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Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist Members

We are proud of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy members who have earned this distinguished certification designation. Click below to access our directory listing members who opted-in to PT Locator and who have earned the board-certification designation. 

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