Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health or Obstetric Physical Therapy (CAPP)

The Certificate of Achievement in Obstetric or Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB or CAPP-Pelvic) is awarded to licensed Physical Therapists (PTs) who complete a series of comprehensive evidence-based education courses, written and clinical testing at each level and a written case report rigorously reviewed by the CAPP Case Reflection Committee. Upon successful passing, recipients are featured in the Academy’s distinguished directory, receive a Certificate of Achievement they can display in their office to patients and employers to demonstrate the caliber of their accomplishment. Due to the high demand of our CAPP Certification Program, we are implementing a small Administration Fee to provide quality and fast services.

Administrative Processing Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $100
Resubmission Application Fee: $50

Application & Guidelines

CAPP Application

Fill Out Application Here

Expectations Guidelines

Helpful guide full of tips!

Grading Rubric

What reviewers use to grade your report.

Sample Case

Real case reflection that meets rubric requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

If you are not completely certain whether you qualify for the CAPP, please contact our office before proceeding with your application. You must complete all relative coursework within 5 years and will have up to 1 year to submit your case reflection after completing your last required course.

For example, if you submit a CAPP case reflection and application in February 2020, your coursework cannot be older than 2014. The latest coursework should have been completed between Feb 2015- Feb 2020.

COVID-19 Exception  

If you took a CAPP webinar course between March 2020 – December 2021, you will have up to 2 years to submit your case reflection after completing your last required course. If you have other exceptions, please contact our Office Directly. 

CAPP-Pelvic Requirements

#1 You must be a licensed Physical Therapist

# 2 Complete all required coursework through the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy within 5 years. Coursework that is older than 5 years will require you to retake the course that expired since the evidence is updated every 1-2 years (i.e. If you’ve taken a course in 2012, you will need to retake that course). Attend and successfully pass all three levels of the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy track hosted by the Academy. You must pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course and pass the Post-Course Exam (multiple-choice) after attending each course with an 80% score or higher. Required coursework includes:

  • PH1 – Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1*
  • PH2 BD – Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 *Bowel Dysfunction*
  • PH2 PP – Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 2 *Pelvic Pain*.
  • PH3 – Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 3

#3 Successfully “Pass” a completed Case Reflection within 1 year from the date you completed your last PH course.

* If you are taking the hybrid format, please note that you have to complete both the webinar courses and in-person lab courses in order to qualify for the CAPP (i.e. If you are taking the PH1 webinar, you must also take the PH1 lab course).

CAPP-OB Requirements

# 1 You must be a licensed Physical Therapist

# 2 Complete all required coursework through the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy within 5 years. Coursework that is older than 5 years will require you to retake the course that expired since the evidence is updated every 1-2 years (i.e. If you’ve taken a course in 2012, you will need to retake that course). Attend and successfully pass the three levels of the Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy track hosted by the Academy IN ANY ORDER.  You must pass the CAPP Scenario Testing at the end of each course and pass the Post-Course Exam (multiple-choice) after attending each course with an 80% score or higher.

  • OBF – Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy (lecture + lab)
  • OBA – Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy (lecture + lab)
  • OBI – Intrapartum Topics of Obstetric Physical Therapy (lecture + lab)

#3 Successfully “Pass” a completed Case Reflection within 1 year from the date you completed your last OB course.

Submission Instructions

Submit Your Application

Once you have your application filled out, case Reflection written, recommendation letter written, please attach all 3 components of your CAPP submission using our dedicated electronic form. Upon submission of your application and case reflection, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of submission receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail from the Academy or have any questions, please contact capp@aptapelvichealth.org.

Administrative Processing Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $100 USD
Resubmission Application Fee: $50 USD

CAPP Review Timeline

Review Quarter Application Submission Deadline Results Sent to Authors
Spring February 15 May 15
Summer May 15 August 15
Fall August 15 November 15
Winter November 15 February 15

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