Physical Therapy

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.

Candidacy Criteria:

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.


1. Candidacy Criteria
2. Application Process
3. Pretest
4. PCCS Certification Test

Application Form


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.

Certification Period

Validity tenure of initial certification of Diplomat Board is ten-year, renewable for next ten years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A Diplomat Board of Physical Therapy will be required to complete minimum 150 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 the status of Diplomat Board of Physical Therapy status that is set as bench mark of clinical Competency in respective domain. General Requirements for recertification are prescribed and approved by BoD of PCCS in Consultation with concerned Board of Physical Therapy.

Future Highlights:

“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”.

This Part is Applicable in Only Approved Testing Center

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