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Registration Process

To ensure your registration for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) goes as smoothly as possible, you should carefully and thoroughly review the information below:

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  • Arrange to take the NPTE

    Follow the 5-step process before you schedule your appointment.

  • Schedule the NPTE

    Find out how to schedule your appointment, locate a test center and reschedule, cancel or confirm.

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Arrange to take the NPTE

Exam candidates must follow the step-by-step registration process below:

  1. Find out what your jurisdiction requires

    Taking the NPTE may be just one of the requirements for licensure. Some states require that you take a jurisprudence exam before you take the NPTE.

  2. Complete a State Application Form

    Obtain, review and complete application materials from the licensing authority of the jurisdiction in which you seek licensure.

  3. Register and pay for exam

    Register and pay for the NPTE using FSBPT's Exam Services website. You may also use this online processing system to register and pay for jurisprudence exams for the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska or Ohio.

  4. Request special testing accommodations

    If you have a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you may request special testing accommodations at the time you register.

  5. Obtain jurisdiction approval

    The jurisdiction licensing authority will approve your eligibility and notify FSBPT. We will send you an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter containing instructions on how to schedule an appointment with Prometric.

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Schedule your appointment

Once you've completed the registration process and been approved by your jurisdiction, you are ready to schedule your appointment. The process is quick and easy with Prometric, a computer-based testing service.

Just go to www.prometric.com/fsbpt and follow the directions. The Prometric fee for the Physical Therapist NPTE is $85. The Prometric fee for the Physical Therapist Assistant NPTE is $70.In addition to scheduling your appointment, you can use Prometric's website to locate a test center and reschedule, cancel or confirm your test.

  • Schedule your appointment within the eligibility period. You must sit for the exam on the date indicated on your ATT letter. If you do not sit for the exam or withdraw your registration within your eligibility period, you will be removed from the eligibility list and must begin the registration process again.

  • Seats fill up fast. We encourage you to make an appointment as soon as you receive your ATT letter. Test sites fill up quickly and scheduling is done on a first come, first serve basis.