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During the Exam

Know what to expect

On the day you sit for the national physical therapy exam (NPTE), you want to be focused on the exam itself--not details about the exam experience. To make sure you are aware of what will happen on the "day of," we recommend that you review the information below:

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  • What to expect

    Get all the details, from acceptable forms of ID to breaks during the exam to computer malfunctions.

  • NPTE security

    Learn what the policy is on protecting the NPTE.

  • Ethical conduct

    Find out what the consequences are for unethical behavior.

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Learn more

Carefully review the "taking the examination" section of the candidate handbook to help ensure your exam day goes as smoothly as possible.