• The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) determines the standards with which a residency or fellowship education program must comply to be accredited. ABPTRFE provides an efficient and credible system for the evaluation, initial accreditation, and renewal of accreditation of physical therapist clinical and non-clinical residency/fellowship programs. The Board develops and maintains policies and procedures for the consistent implementation of accreditation processes including:

    •  Accrediting residency and fellowship programs;
    •  Selecting qualified peer-reviewers;
    •  Documenting findings of the onsite visit;
    •  Monitoring the continuous improvement of residency and fellowship programs; and
    •  Granting renewal of accreditation.

  • Last Updated: 9/22/2020
    Contact: resfel@apta.org