Clinical Specialization

The Academy does not administer the exam.  If you have questions about your application, please contact ABPTS (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties) at [email protected] or 800/999-APTA (2782), ext. 8520.  

Candidate Guide

FAQs on CCS Examination

Are you sitting for or thinking of sitting for the CCS exam and looking for information and resources to help you study and prepare?

Study Guide

The Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy is committed to supporting those individuals who are studying to sit for the ABPTS Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty (CCS) Examination. The Academy appointed a committee made up of Board Certified Cardiovascular Specialists to create a Study Guide to assist you with your efforts.

Cost: $200
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The study guide contains a study plan timeline, list of recommended textbooks, detailed outlines which provide a framework for expected knowledge on all areas of the DSP, practice questions and cases studies.  Upon purchasing, you will be given a link to the study guide located on a google drive.

This study guide is not endorsed by the ABPTS or by the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council. Purchase of this guide does not guarantee a passing score on the specialty examination.