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Public - Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:

  • View I am a licensee, do I have to pay for ProCert?
  • View How do I learn more about ProCert?
  • View I am a licensee, how can aPTitude help me?
  • View I am a licensee, why should I look for ProCert Certification?
  • View I am a vendor, how can aPTitude help me?
  • View I am a vendor, why should I certify my activities through ProCert?
  • View Is there a fee to use aPTitude?
  • View What internet browser should I use to access aPTitude?
  • View What is aPTitude?
  • View What is ProCert?
  • View Who can use aPTitude?
  • View Who is the FSBPT?
  • View Why was aPTitude built?

Answers:

I am a licensee, do I have to pay for ProCert? Back to top
No, vendors who submit courses for ProCert certification pay for the certification process.
How do I learn more about ProCert? Back to top
To learn more about ProCert including the terms, benefits and requirements, visit www.continuingcompetence.org.
I am a licensee, how can aPTitude help me? Back to top
• Maintain licensure information and record of CC/CE activities
• Securely store CC/CE activity completion documents
• Stay current with all CC/CE requirements and license renewal dates
• Be reminded of license renewal and CE/CC deadlines
• Track CC/CE completion progress for one or many states
• Find CC/CE courses and activities
I am a licensee, why should I look for ProCert Certification? Back to top
• ProCert Certification assures the licensee that a course/activity has met a comprehensive set of quality standards and measurable criteria designed to promote continuing competence. Quality health care delivery and patient safety are reliant on requirements and systems that ensure continuing competence on the part of the clinician.
• In a growing number of states ProCert certification designates activities as qualifying to meet continuing competence requirements for licensure renewal. Use aPTitude to verify whether ProCert certification is accepted in the state(s) in which you are licensed.
I am a vendor, how can aPTitude help me? Back to top
• List and market CC/CE courses and activities
• Receive feedback on activities from PTs and PTAs
• Research the marketplace
• Review states’ requirements in a single place
• Multi-state certification (certification fees apply)
I am a vendor, why should I certify my activities through ProCert? Back to top
Submitting for ProCert certification is voluntary, but beneficial to providers of continuing competence activities for the following reasons:
• Renders that activity as recognized or acceptable by multiple jurisdiction boards as meeting those jurisdictions’ licensure renewal requirements for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants
• Promotes that activity as having met comprehensive standards for purposes of marketing the activity to prospective students and learners.
Is there a fee to use aPTitude? Back to top
No, aPTitude is a free continuing competence resource. The exception is a fee to vendors when a CC/CE activity is submitted to ProCert for evaluation for certification.
What internet browser should I use to access aPTitude? Back to top
aPTitude is compatible with most browsers; the exception to this is Safari where content and functionality may not be ideal. We cannot ensure that aPTitude will work with all versions of browsers and all versions of operating systems. If you experience difficulty, consider trying to relaunch aPTitude in the latest version of one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome on the PC and Mac.
What is aPTitude? Back to top
aPTitude is a free continuing competence resource for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensees; providers of continuing competence and continuing education (CC/CE) activities, and jurisdiction licensing boards. It was built by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
What is ProCert? Back to top
ProCert is a comprehensive continuing competence activity certification program, evaluating the content of continuing competence activities for purposes of awarding certification to those that meet a prescribed set of standards. Visit www.continuingcompetence.org for more information.
Who can use aPTitude? Back to top
• Physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) licensees
• CC/CE Vendors/Providers
• Physical therapy licensing boards/agencies (jurisdictions)
Who is the FSBPT? Back to top
• FSBPT stands for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
• The FSBPT is the member organization for the U.S. state licensing boards/agencies regulating the practice of physical therapy.
• The FSBPT develops the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
• The FSBPT promotes continuing competence through ProCert Certification
Why was aPTitude built? Back to top
aPTitude was created to be a management system for licensees, vendors, and jurisdictions. It is a tool to share CC/CE information among all users in 1 convenient system. Licensees need a place to plan for, track, and manage continuing competence activities. Vendors need to manage their activities and help PTs and PTAs find the offerings they need. Jurisdictions need a way to communicate their continuing competence requirements to licensees in a straightforward manner and to audit licensees for compliance.