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NPTE Development

Background about the exam

FSBPT is responsible for developing, maintaining and updating the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE®) for physical therapists and for physical therapist assistants. Click on the topics below to find general information about the exam, including how the exam is developed.


  • Ensuring validity

    Learn how content is validated through the process of practice analysis.

  • NPTE content

    Discover the major content areas of the exam and learn how questions and answers are developed.