APP in Movement Disorders Certification

AMDAPP development of a certification for APPs in movement is a multi-year process. We are partnering with the Professional Testing Corporation to guide and oversee the process.

There are three main phases: Job Task Analysis; Item Writing; and Pilot Testing, Revision, and Validation.

Certification Milestones & Timeline

February, 2023
Certification Board - First Meeting
  • Form Steering Committee
  • Recruit volunteers for Job Task Force, Independent Reviewers, and Beta Testers
March-July, 2023
Job Task Analysis
  • Develop list of skill & knowledge areas
  • Independent Reviewers provide feedback on JTA
  • Develop survey
  • Beta Testers review & provide feedback
August, 2023
PTC Finalizes Survey
September-October, 2023
Community JTA Survey Period
  • Distribute JTA Survey to MDS & General Neurology Community
  • Receive Completed Surveys
November-December, 2023
PTC Review JTA Survey
  • Psychometrician validates competency areas
  • Core competency area list is generated for test development
Early 2024
Item/Exam Writing
Pilot Testing and Exam Validation
Late 2024/Early 2025
Launch Certification Exam

Certification Board

Sherrie Gould, MSN, NP-C

Scripps Clinic

Mindy Bixby, DO

HOAG Neuroscience

Cynthia Comella, MD

Rush University Medical Center

Jacqueline Cristini, PA-C, MMSc

RWJBarnabas Health

Clarisse Goas, APRN-CNP

Ohio State Univ. - Wexler Medical

Andrew Imbus, PA-C

Kaiser Permanente

Mara McCrossin, MSN, AGNP-C

Northwell Hospital

Maria Cristina Ospina, MD

Regional Parkinson Center

Michael Soileau, MD

Texas Movement Disorder Specialists