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Preparing for the NPTE

What resources are available as I prepare for the exam?

FSBPT provides several helpful resources aimed at assisting you with getting ready to take the NPTE. Full details about each of these resources can be found at our Prepare for the Exam webpage.

Content Outlines

The first step in preparing for the NPTE is reviewing and understanding the content presented in the exam. Abridged content outlines are included in Appendix A of this Handbook. Complete content outlines are posted on the FSBPT website.

Practice Exam and Assessment Tool

The Practice Exam and Assessment Tool (PEAT) is a timed, computer-based, multiple-choice practice exam that can help to identify your strengths and weaknesses prior to taking the NPTE. PEAT has several benefits:

  • The same types of questions as the actual NPTE.
  • Immediate and automatic scoring.
  • A detailed performance report by content area, by body system, and by exam section.
  • Explanations and rationales behind correct answers.
  • References to help you increase your knowledge.

Your PEAT purchase includes two timed exams for your exam level (PT or PTA). Each set consists of a retired NPTE form and a practice form. The fee for PEAT is $99 for ninety days’ access.

For more detailed information, please see the PEAT FAQs.

NPTE Demonstration Examination

The NPTE Demonstration Examination is designed to give candidates the look and feel of the NPTE as it will look on the day of your exam. The demo includes:

  • NPTE Security Agreement
  • Tutorial for navigating the system
  • Sample PT and PTA questions (with answers)

NPTE in Sixty Seconds

The NPTE in Sixty Seconds is a series of short videos that address some of the most frequently asked questions about the NPTE, including how to use Journey Maps, how to register for an exam, and what steps need to be taken if you need to withdraw from an exam date.