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If you score lower than 600 on the national physical therapy exam (NPTE), you're not alone. There are other exam candidates who need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score.

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If you're interested in retaking the exam, FSBPT is here to help. We offer valuable resources to help you improve your performance. Our top two recommendations:

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Retake exam FAQs

If you're interested in retaking the exam, FSBPT is here to help. We offer valuable resources to help you improve your performance. Our top two recommendations:

  • How do I register to take the NPTE again? Follow the steps under registration process.
  • How often can I take the examination? This varies by jurisdiction. However, FSBPT will only allow you to take the examination a maximum of three times in any 12-month period. Effective January 2016, there will be a 6-time lifetime limit on NPTE attempts.
  • Do I need to wait a specified period of time between examinations? You must wait until the next available scheduled test date.