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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.