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NDT Certification Requirements

  1. Individual must have successfully completed one of the below NDTA sponsored and approved Certificate Courses
    • NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury
    • NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management & Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders
  2. Hold active NDTA membership. A lapse in membership will cause a deactivation of NDT Certification.

Application Process

Applying within 12 months of the successful course completion:

  • Submitted within 30 days of the course end date, the application fee is $0.
  • Submitted after 30 days of the course end date, the fee is $150.

Applying after 12 months of course completion date:

  • An NDTA approved course of 12 hours in length must also be submitted. The application must be submitted within 12 months of the successful completion of that course.
  • The application fee is $150.

Continued Education Requirement (20 Contact Hours)

20 hours of continuing education are required per 3 year certification period.

  • 8 hours minimum must be in NDT training which can include:
    • Any NDTA sponsored education including conferences, seminars, certificate, and Distance Learning courses.
    • Any live course taught by an active NDTA Instructor.
  • 12 hours can be completed in any profession-related courses. They do not need be NDT related.

1 hour of instruction = 1 contact hour of continuing education. NDT hours for re-certification may be obtained by attending either pediatric or adult courses.

NDT Re-Certification Requirements

  1. Hold active NDTA membership
  2. Obtain 20 hours of continuing education within the 3 year certification time period (see section above for specific information)
  3. Log your continued education hours into your "Continuing Education Bank" located on your "My Account" page when logged into your membership account.
    (NDTA does not enter any hours into individual accounts).
  4. Pay the $150 re-certification fee. A $50 late fee will be applied for those re-certifying after the 60 day grace period.

    Application for re-certification is permitted 6 months prior to C/NDT expiration date. Early re-certification does not change initial certification date.

    Retired NDTA members are given a 50% discount off NDT Re-Certification.

Dual Certification

Successful completion of BOTH Adult and Pediatric Certificate courses

  • NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury
  • NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management & Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders

Dual Re-Certification Requirements

  1. Hold active NDTA membership
  2. Obtain 30 hours of continuing education within the 3 year certification time period
    • 12 hours minimum of NDT training (6 hours related to pediatrics and 6 hours for adults)
    • 18 hours can be completed in any profession-related courses. They do not need be NDT related.
  3. Log your continued education hours into your "Continuing Education Bank" located on your "My Account" page when logged into your membership account.
    (NDTA does not enter any hours into individual accounts).
  4. Pay the $225 re-certification fee. A $50 late fee will be applied for those re-certifying after the 60 day grace period.

Benefits of NDT Certification Status

  • Recognition for the knowledge acquired and the continuous process of updating information that is involved in being NDT therapists
  • Integrate current NDT theory and practice
  • Prestige in NDT certification accomplishments
  • Certifications are at times required by employers or state and local agencies
  • In some instances, courses used towards a re-certification are reimbursed at a different rate than CE courses that do not involve a certification
  • The credentialing letters "C/NDT" are approved for use by approved applicants

NDT Certification for Foreign Trained NDT/Bobath Therapists

Pathway to Certification for foreign trained NDT/Bobath therapists:

  1. Show proof of successful completion of the basic course.
  2. Successfully complete an NDTA Approved Advanced course with patient practicum. You must identify yourself in writing to the instructor prior to registration to an NDTA Advanced Course. An additional fee of $200 USD will be paid to the NDTA Advanced Course Instructor(s) for supervision and evaluation.
  3. Receive a letter of recommendation from the Advanced Course Instructor accompanying your NDT Certification application.
  4. Hold active NDTA membership
  5. Apply for NDT Certification within 90 days of successfully completing the Advanced Course.
Facilitation of Higher Level Gait Activities Using NDT Handling Strategies (17S31NSLA)
Dates: August 26th-27th, 2017
Location: West Jefferson Medical Center
Marrero, LA
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NDTA Advanced Upper Extremity Course
Dates: August 28, 2017-September 01, 2017
Location: California Children's Services of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA
Click here for more information.

NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders
Dates: August 29, 2017-February 19, 2018
Location: KidZ TherapEZE
Killeen, TX
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