(646) 355-8777

PRPC and ABPTS Comparison Chart

Below is a chart comparing PRPC to the specialty certifications offered by the ABPTS. This chart highlights some of the main differences between those considering both options. There are other minor differences not detailed in this chart. Applicants should read the information booklets of PRPC and any ABPTS exam to fully understand the differences.

 

Jump to Pricing Comparison

 

  Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification ABPTS Certification
Certification Purpose To recognize expertise in the treatment of patients of any gender and age experiencing pelvic pain, pelvic girdle dysfunction, conditions of bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction that relate, in whole or in part, to the health and function of pelvic structures and the pelvic floor. Each ABPTS certification covers a practice specialty area: Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Women's Health, Neurology, Sports...

The ABPTS WCS Certification contains some content area that overlap with PRPC, however these two certifications have different purposes.

The WCS focuses exclusively on women's health, which includes certain topics that PRPC does not address like breast cancer and lymphedema.

PRPC focuses on pelvic care (and issues effecting the pelvis and pelvic structures) of any gender and age.
Eligibility Requirements 2000 Hours of Direct Patient Care of the last 8 years, 500 of which must have been performed in the last 2 years 2000 Hours of Direct Patient Care (in the practice specialty area of the given exam) within the last 10 years, 500 of which must have been performed in the last 3 years
Requirement to submit case reflection with application Not Required Required only for WCS, cardio pulmonary and ECS ABPTS specializations.
Flexibility of Application Fee Convertible to Continuing Education Course or Downloadable Product Credit, this term applies to those who wish to withdraw their applications OR those who's applications are not approved Non-Refundable

Not convertible to any form of credit with ABPTS
Flexibility of Exam Fee 85% refundable, if notice is given within 72 business hours of exam appointment

OR

Convertible to Continuing Education Course or Downloadable Product Credit at no penalty
85% refundable
Total Price
PRPC for applicants having attended one or more H&W Courses
vs.
ABPTS Certification for APTA Member
$250 Application Fee +
$950 Exam Fee =

$1200 Total Cost
$515 Application Fee +
$800 Exam Fee =

$1315 Total Cost
PRPC for applicants having attended zero H&W Courses
vs.
ABPTS Certification for Non APTA Member
$450 Application Fee +
$1800 Exam Fee =

$2250 Total Cost
$860 Application Fee +
$1525 Exam Fee =

$2385 Total Cost
Price of Retaking Exam
(if applicant does not achieve a passing score)
PRPC for applicants having attended one or more H&W Courses
vs.
ABPTS Certification for APTA Member
$150 Application Fee +
$500 Exam Fee =

$650 Total Cost
$150 Registration Fee +
$800 Exam Fee =

$950 Total Cost
PRPC for applicants having attended zero H&W Courses
vs.
ABPTS Certification for Non APTA Member
$150 Application Fee +
$900 Exam Fee =

$1050 Total Cost
$150 Registration Fee +
$1525 Exam Fee =

$1675 Total Cost
Mail-in Paper Application Fee $100

In addition to all other application and exam fees
$100

In addition to all other application and exam fees
Length and Frequency of Exam Administration 2 exam administrations per year - May 1-15th and November 1-15th, annually 1 exam administration per year

The exam administration is 15 days in length