What is a Certificate Program and Why is it so Important?
AAPM&R’s STEP Certificate Programs are modeled after the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s (ICE) guideline document titled, “Standard for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs.” This type of certificate program is focused on providing comprehensive competency-based training in specific skills; it is not a "certification" that is only designed to test knowledge.
Why AAPM&R Created the STEP Programs
Because training in clinical areas varies considerably, AAPM&R wanted to provide a centralized, standardized method of training for various skills. Our certificate programs provide a formal pathway for training for those who are out of residency or don’t have another avenue for developing and honing new skills. Holding a STEP Program Certificate distinguishes you in your field and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills needed to provide top-notch care to your patients.
CME and MOC Credit
Each STEP Certificate Program offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Explore your desired program below for more details.