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Making a Testing Appointment

What is Prometric?

Prometric is the name of the company that provides FSBPT’s computer-based testing services. You may visit their website at www.prometric.com for more information.

When may I take my examination?

You must sit for the examination on the date indicated on your “Authorization to Test” (ATT) letter provided by FSBPT. You are strongly encouraged to call Prometric to make an appointment as soon as you receive notification (your ATT  letter) from FSBPT that you are eligible. Test sites fill up quickly and scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing will be scheduled at the location of your choosing, if available. If not available, alternate locations will be offered.

What information must I provide when I schedule my examination with Prometric?

  • Name of the examination (Physical Therapist NPTE, Physical Therapist Assistant NPTE)
  • Where and when you would like to test (location of Prometric Center and approved test date)
  • Your name
  • Social Security Number or Alternate Identification Number
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Type of payment: credit card or direct debit

Prometric will always endeavor to accommodate your scheduling preferences as closely as possible. Please keep in mind that it is in your best interest to schedule as early as possible.

What is the Prometric fee for my examination?

The Prometric fee for the Physical Therapist NPTE is $85. The Prometric fee for the Physical Therapist Assistant NPTE is $70.

What are the acceptable forms of payment for the Prometric test center fee?

Payment for the Prometric test center fee may be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or by direct debit to a checking account. Payment information must be provided at the time you schedule your examination. It is not possible to pay at the testing center. The Prometric testing fee is payable to Prometric and therefore can only be refunded by Prometric.

Should I reconfirm my appointment before my testing date?

Yes. It is an excellent idea to confirm your appointment. If you schedule online with Prometric at www.prometric.com/fsbpt you will automatically receive an e-mail confirmation with your appointment information. Otherwise, you can check online at www.prometric.com or call Prometric at 1-800-796-9857. When you call, you will need the confirmation number provided when your appointment was scheduled. You can reconfirm the date, time, and location of your appointment using Prometric's automated system.

How can I find my local Prometric Testing Center?

There are three ways to get directions to your local Prometric Testing Center: 1) you may access directions through Prometric's Registration Center at 1-800-796-9857, 2) you may call a local Prometric Center and ask for directions, or 3) you may obtain test center directions via the Internet at www.prometric.com. On the Prometric website, click "Find a Test Center," and then choose "Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy" from the drop-down menu. Choose the state in which you want to test, and you will be provided with a current list of test centers.

Is the NPTE available at all Prometric test centers?

No. The NPTE is not offered at all Prometric test centers in the United States. It is offered in all 50 states, Washington D.C., the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada in selected test centers. For a complete list of Prometric sites that do offer the NPTE, visit Prometric's website at www.prometric.com.

What if I cannot test at my preferred location because it is full?

Fixed-date administration:
Some sites will fill up quickly and travel may be required in order to test on a specific date. If you want to take the NPTE on a specific date you should schedule your appointment at a test site where you would be willing to travel. You can continue to check Prometric’s website through their seat availability tool to see if seating opens at a more desirable site.

If you cannot schedule your examination at a testing site within 250 miles of your desired location, please contact FSBPT Examination Services for assistance. If we are unable to find you a seat within a 250-mile radius, you have the option to withdraw your registration and we will waive the standard processing fee.

Keep in mind that you are not required to sit for the examination in the state in which you are seeking licensure.

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