Professional Competency Certification (PCC) applied to those Physical Therapists, who are rigorously assessed for and found competent to prescribe, Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.
Diplomat Board of Family Medicine Examination
Diplomat Board of Family Medicine Exam shall comprises of an online computer-based Test CBT and an objectively structured clinical examination OSCE,
CBT of 200 MCQs, A candidate may avail a pause of 30 minutes after attempting 100 MCQs with in allotted total time of 230 minutes. Passing criteria set as 70% to qualify for Board certification.
OSCE : The Clinical Skills Assessment schedule consists of 12 station OSCE. The duration of each station will be ten minutes and each station will entail complete consultation by the candidate.
Validity tenure of initial certification is ten-year, renewable for next ten years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A Diplomat Family Physician will be required to complete minimum 100 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration authority and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “Diplomat” status. These are general requirements for recertification in the same status.
1. Candidacy Criteria
2. Application Process
4. PCCS Certification Test
Applicants who have completed following:
An approved “Bachelor Degree” in Physical Therapy such as DPT and a six month house Job/Internship
One-year Paid Job Experience as Physiotherapist at clinical setting/Department
Good Standing Letter by Registration body.
A candidate is required to complete online “Pretest” assessment questionnaire within Five days after completing Application process.
PCCS Certification Test:
PCCS certification will be administered as computer based online test at approved test centers. Candidate will be required to respond 120 MCQ type questions in two-hour time. Passing score required for the “PCC” 75%. Venue, Schedule, Login and Password will be emailed to each candidate seven days prior to the test date. Candidates will be required to bring original National ID card and exam slip with them coming to venue as a permission to appear in the CERTIFICATION exam.
Validity tenure of initial certification is five-year, renewable for next five years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A certified Physical Therapist will be required to complete minimum 60 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration authority and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “PCC” status. These are general requirements for recertification in the same status “PCC”.
“Diplomat Board of Physical Therapy” Scheme of assessment is also in process to meet more complex challenges of future in the specialized areas such as Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal etc. Hopefully, upon completion of one Certification tenure of “PCC” a Physical Therapist will also find a pathway to become Diplomat board of Physical Therapy within respective “Specialization”.