The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) is committed to being transparent during this COVID-19 pandemic by providing up-to-date, accurate information. As an organization, we are committing to following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations while working to minimize the impact on candidates, schools, and member jurisdictions.
You do not have to withdraw your April PTA registration or re-schedule for July. While the April 7 administration has been cancelled, your registration for this exam is still good. FSBPT is working with Prometric on a plan to have candidates rescheduled as soon as possible once the test sites reopen. By remaining registered for an exam, you will continue to receive notifications and updates regarding the NPTE.
This is currently unknown. FSBPT is working with Prometric on a plan to reschedule candidates and resume testing once the test sites reopen. Our goal is to have candidates rescheduled as soon as possible and we will continue to provide updates as we have new information.
Prometric’s intention is to resume normal operations on April 16 but will make a determination on policy as new information is available. The COVID-19 pandemic is a highly fluid situation. FSBPT will communicate with affected candidates by email and with updates to the website as new information becomes available. You should also visit the Prometric website for any updates regarding test center operations.
At this time, FSBPT is considering many options for accommodating candidates who have been, or will be displaced, due to Prometric test center closures. Although the current Prometric announcement extends through April 16, we cannot say when the centers will reopen. We are working closely with Prometric to evaluate a number of options to return to testing.
FSBPT reviews capacity for each exam on an ongoing basis and will make needed adjustments, if feasible. If you are testing in July, you should schedule your testing appointment as soon as you receive your Authorization to Test letter.
Yes. Please contact email@example.com to adjust your appeal expiration date.
Yes. You would need to meet all eligibility requirements in order to purchase a compact privilege. The PT Compact Commission has been communicating with member boards to determine if any requirements will be waived during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A compact privilege is the legal equivalent of a license to practice within the state. You need to review that state’s physical therapy practice act to determine the legal requirements for telephone visits.