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 Board Certification for Polarity Practitioners

The Certification Governing Council (CGC) of the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA), in conjunction with the APTA Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the availability of Board Certification for Polarity Therapy Practitioners.

DEFINING EXCELLENCE

Nothing indicates a readiness to practice like Board Certification.  Clients, physicians, health care providers, insurers, and state licensing boards regard certification as an important measure of a practitioner’s ability to deliver quality, safe care.

APTA Certification…

  • Insures a practitioner has completed the highest level of training.
  • Acts as the cornerstone in your right to practice.
  • Communicates a commitment to safe, ethical practices for the public.
  • Creates a competitive edge. Extends marketing possibilities.
  • Increases employment and practice development opportunities.

REQUIREMENTS

The following are required for the Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP) certification:

  • Completion of the required hours training for BCPP defined in the “APTA Standards for Practice”
  • A passing score on the Polarity Therapy Standardized Certification Exam
  • Agreement and adherence to a Code of Professional Conduct
  • The absence of any felony determined to affect public safety.

To learn more about or find a BCPP training, click here.

RECERTIFICATION

In order to maintain the BCPP, one must:

  • Recertify once every two years
  • Meet continuing education and professional development requirements.

When certification is kept current, recertification does not include reexamination or monitoring of practitioner performance. Reexamination is required when one allows certification to lapse.

To learn more about Recertification, see the Certification Handbook below.

CANDIDATE HANDBOOK

The entire Certification Process is described in the Candidate Handbook (pdf).  This is a comprehensive document that describes all aspects of Certification.

QUESTIONS: 

See the Frequently Asked Questions below! If you still have questions, please contact the CGC via email to cgc@polaritytherapy.org

SCHEDULING AN EXAM: 

You will receive email notification when your application is approved, with instructions for how to schedule your exam; if you have questions you may email the APTA office at aptaoffices@polaritytherapy.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'm currently a BCPP. I heard I need to document 125 additional hours of training... Is this true?

No.  Current BCPPs do not need to document any additional training hours or take any actions to maintain their BCPP other than the normal Recertification process that happens every two years (from the date of Certification).   This involves completing the Recertification Application, documenting 15 Continuing Education Hours, and paying the Recertification fee.   Log in to your account and click on “Certification” on the Dashboard to complete the Recertification Application.

How Many Hours of Training is Required to Sit for the BCPP Exam?

Currently 675 Hours of Training are required to qualify to sit for the the exam.  In 2017 the required hours will be raised to 800 Hours.  Students currently in BCPP Trainings that graduate in the 2016-2017 school year will be able to sit for the exam with 675 Hours.

I'm currently an RPP. Am I able to take the BCPP Exam, or do I need additional training hours?

If you are an RPP interested in becoming a BCPP, you must submit the Application for Certification. Currently, the minimum hours of training required to apply for BCPP is 675 Hours.  In 2017 the  minimum hours will be raised to 800 Hours.

If I am an RPP, what is the value of becoming a BCPP?

The skills and concepts acquired in an RPP Training may be used as an adjunct to other integrative therapies or healthcare professions you are licensed to practice, or  for your personal (non-professional) use.   If you intend to hold yourself out to the public as a Polarity Practitioner, it is strongly recommended you apply for Certification and successfully pass the Board Exam; this may be required in some states – please check your local laws. Increasingly, legislative bodies are regulating the practice of Polarity Therapy and will look to Board Certification as the mark to indicate an individual is qualified to practice.  All RPPs are encouraged to apply for BCPP as soon as possible.  In 2017 the hours will be raised for the BCPP and you may need to take additional hours of training to qualify, or document equivalent additional hours of training to reach 800 Hours.

I am a School Owner... when do I need to increase my BCPP Program to 800 Hours?

This is the final school year in which you can train students with 675 Hours for BCPP.  All curriculum must be updated for the 2017-2018 school year to include 800 Hours.  In the next 1-2 months APTA will hold a conference call with school owners and the CGC to clarify the content of the new 125 Hours.

ABOUT THE CGC

The Certification Governing Council (CGC) is an independent regulatory council within APTA that sets policies for examination, certification, and disciplinary action related to the BCPP Program.  CGC members are elected by vote of current BCPPs. The current CGC is comprised of:

  • Carrie Massey  RPE, BCPP (Chair)
  • Chris Ross RPE, BCPP
  • Colin McLetchie BCPP
  • Cynthia Atha RPE, BCPP
  • Tom Hartman (public member)
  • Kathy Addieg BCPP
  • Nadine Feighan BCPP
Contact the CGC at aptacgc@gmail.com

CGC DOCUMENTS (Coming Soon Online… If you need a copy of these documents, please contact the APTA Office)

  • Call for Nominations (pdf)
  • Request Change to CGC Policies & Procedures (pdf)

CGC REPORTS

Other data about the APTA’s Certification Program is contained in the following reports:  (Coming Soon Online… If you need a copy of these documents, please contact the APTA Office)

  • Practice Analysis Report (pdf)
  • Final Practice Analysis Report (pdf)
  • Certification Pass/Fail Report (pdf)
  • Current List of All BCPPs (pdf)

COMPLAINTS & DISCPLINARY ACTION

A procedure is in place for consumers and others to bring complaints concerning the conduct of a Candidate or Certificant to the attention of the Certification Governing Council. To learn more or submit a complain, see the documents below (Coming Soon Online… If you need a copy of these documents, please contact the APTA Office):

  • Complaint Policy (pdf)
  • Disciplinary Action Overview (pdf)
  • Submit a Complaint (pdf)
  • Submit an Appeal to a Complaint Decision (pdf)

MARK & LOGO USE

Use of mark and logo by individuals who have not been granted and maintained certification is expressly prohibited.  APTA maintains ownership of all certificates, certification marks and logos.

  • Learn more about Mark and Logo Use (pdf) (Coming Soon Online… If you need a copy of this document, please contact the APTA Office)

DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

The Certification Governing Council has a disaster recovery plan that guarantees electronic records will be securely backed up and that the backup will be sufficient to recover necessary Certification Program information and records in the case of a disaster.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Quality assurance measures are taken through:

  • Consistent application and regular/periodic review of the Certification Program policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring of activities including application processing, examination development, scoring, financial management, etc.
  • Procedures for preventing errors and for addressing errors when they are discovered
  • Ongoing examination maintenance activities and compliance with generally accepted psychometric principles
  • Staff, Certification Governing Council, committee, and subject matter training and development activities.

SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS

If you require special accommodations, complete the
Request for Special Accommodations Form (pdf).
(Coming Soon Online… If you need a copy of these documents, please contact the APTA Office)

RECONSIDERATION

If you have been determined ineligible and would like to be reconsidered, complete the Reconsideration Form (pdf). (Coming Soon Online… If you need a copy of this document, please contact the APTA Office)