AAOMPT Fellow Renewal
As of April 8, 2019 an amendment to the bylaws to eliminate fellow renewal every ten years passed. The bylaw in Article III, Section 2c, Paragraph 2 will now read as follows:
An individual who meets the criteria and remains a member in good standing is recognized as a fellow.
Our fellowship membership requirement is now consistent with other member organizations of IFOMPT. We hope that you will continue to commit to a lifelong professional journey with AAOMPT. Moving forward as a thriving academy, we feel it is also important to highlight some reminders and opportunities that this change provides.
- In addition to maintaining licensure as a physical therapist, membership in the APTA and the AAOMPT is still mandatory to be considered a fellow of the AAOMPT.
- As a Fellow of the AAOMPT, you will abide by and uphold the AAOMPT code of ethics and positions.
- During your annual membership renewal, in addition to paying membership fees, you will provide attestation indicating that you continue professional development to maintain the knowledge necessary to mentor new Fellow should the opportunity arise under IFOMPT Standards and provide manual physical therapy care consistent with current best evidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements of being a current fellow? Be a current member of AAOMPT with attestation to follow the positions of AAOMPT, code of ethics and professional conduct including dues payment for full Fellow membership.
My fellowship membership status has lapsed; how can I rejoin? By renewing your membership with attestation to follow the positions of AAOMPT, code of ethics and professional conduct including dues payment for a full Fellow membership.
I had an extension from 2018 for my renewal, what do I need to do now? You will just need to renew your membership and pay your Full Fellow dues with attestation to follow the positions of AAOMPT, code of ethics and professional conduct including dues payment for a full Fellow.
I fell short of the requirements for my fellow renewal, am I able to renew my status? Yes, as long as you graduated from an Accredited Fellowship program or passed the prior offered Challenge Exam, you must attest to follow the positions of AAOMPT as well as code of ethics and professional conduct including dues payment for a full Fellow.
For additional questions, please contact:
P: (225) 360-3124
F: (225) 408-4422