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Exam content outline for the Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialist Certification Exam.

Description of Specialty Practice

The Description of Specialty Practice: Neurologic serves as the basis for the specialist certification exam and is a valuable tool in determining your readiness for specialist certification. A Self-Assessment Tool is included to help you identify discrepancies between your current and desired levels of practice and assist you in mapping out a plan for further professional developement. Find the Description of Specialty Practice: Neurologic at the APTA Online Store.

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Resource List**

The Academy’s NCS Committee has developed a list of resources to assist with preparation for the Neurologic Certified Specialist exam. The committee solicited suggestions about useful references from recently certified specialists, and has compiled a list of journal articles, textbooks and APTA publications.

NCS Resource List

Specialist Certification Application dates

Application Deadlines:

For the 2021 Exam the Application and Reapplication Deadlines have been extended.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2020
Reapplication Deadline:January  31, 2021
Initial Certification Exam fee deadline: November 30
Test dates: February 27 - March 13, 2021
All questions related to administration of the NCS examination should be directed to the ABPTS at: 
NCS Discussion Board:

Every year, the NCS Committee supports an NCS Discussion Board for those applicants sitting for the NCS Exam.  This Discussion Board offers a community of discussion of topics covered in the NCS Exam.  The focus is on areas that previous applicants have identified as needing increased attention.  An e-mail will be sent to those approved to sit the NCS Exam in late fall or early winter inviting them to participate.

**Neither the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, nor the Neurologic Specialty Council has reviewed or endorsed the content of this list. In addition, reviewing these resources does not guarantee that a candidate will receive a passing score on the specialist certification examination.

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