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Significant achievements

Amoung our many achievements are:

Model practice act

In working to achieve a strong foundation of laws and regulatory standards in physical therapy, FSBPT developed the Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy. This tool is used by jurisdictions to help them review and update their practice acts, rules and regulations.

National physical therapy exam (NPTE)

We develop, maintain and administer the NPTE for physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs). FSBPT continually researches and uses the best examination methodology available to ensure validity.

Continuing competence program

FSBPT developed a continuing competence program for licensees to help them maintain their competence throughout their career. Physical therapy licensing boards also use the program to inform their licensees of requirements as they renew their license or certification.

Continuing competence program tools:

  • aPTitude

    Developed by FSBPT, this easy-to-use online system allows licensees and physical therapy licensing boards to track continuing competence and education requirements for license renewal. Course and activity providers are also able to list and manage their activities on this website.

  • Practice review tools (PRTs)

    PTs can use PRTs to assess their competence in various areas of practice.

  • Jurisprudence exams

    Jurisprudence exams ensure that PTs and PTAs know their legal scope of practice.

Coursework tools (CWT)

FSBPT developed and validated CWTs for use by member boards and the credentialing agencies they use. The CWTs have been validated as reliable tools for evaluating whether a foreign educated PT or PTA’s education is substantially equivalent to that of a graduate of a U.S. CAPTE-accredited school.

Educational programs

FSBPT develops educational programs for our member boards and other bodies regarding effective licensure, regulation and enforcement in the practice of healthcare professions.