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Practice Exam & Assessment Tool (PEAT)

Practice Taking the NPTE®

One of the best ways to prepare for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) is by taking a practice exam. FSBPT developed the practice exam and assessment tool (PEAT®), a timed, computer-based, multiple-choice practice exam for NPTE candidates.

PEAT helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses prior to taking the actual exam. Questions have been developed by experienced clinicians and item writers in the same format as the NPTE. You get two timed (five-hour), 250-questions physical therapist (PT) practice exams or two timed (four-hour) 200-questions physical therapist assistant (PTA) practice exams.

Why PEAT is Such a Valuable Tool
  • The same type of questions as the actual NPTE.
  • Immediate and automatic scoring.
  • A detailed performance report by content area and system.
  • Explanations and rationales behind correct answers.
  • References to help you increase your knowledge.

As of June 2, 2020, there are two versions of PEAT available for individual purchase. See the PEAT FAQ for more information.


Before You Proceed

Please read the information below before placing your order.


PT PEAT – $99
PTA PEAT – $99
15 Day Extension – $50

Please note that a 1.6% processing fee, rounded up to the nearest dollar, will apply.

Only one fifteen-day extension may be purchased per PEAT. Also, extensions must be purchased within seven days of PEAT expiring.

When you purchase PEAT you have access to download and print the supplemental materials free of charge.


You should use PEAT on the latest version of Edge, Firefox, or Chrome or Safari.

When you buy PEAT you have access to two different exams as part of the purchase: a practice test and a retired NPTE form. If you purchase PEAT again, you will receive a different version of PEAT. Subsequent PEAT purchases will result in you getting the version of PEAT you purchased least recently. On occasion FSBPT releases new versions of PEAT. The last release of PEAT was June 2, 2020. Note: On December 1, 2016, FSBPT made available to schools an academic version of PEAT at the PT and PTA levels. Academic PEAT contains different exams than the PEAT available for individuals.

PEAT is an online product only.

When you purchase PEAT you will have sixty days access to the online product. The countdown on your access time does not begin until you actually start taking the practice examination. Once you log onto the web site and start your first practice exam, we cannot refund your money. Refunds requested prior to the start of the first practice exam will be less a $15 processing fee.

Next Steps

Once you have completed registering and have paid in full for PEAT, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and providing you with instructions on how to access this service. FSBPT will not send a confirmation e-mail until you have paid for PEAT. Your product key and instructions will also be available online on your Customer Dashboard.

Requirements for Purchasing

During the registration process, you will be asked to select a method of payment. You may pay by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover online.

You will also be asked to provide an e-mail address where we can send you your product key and instructions on how to access PEAT.

Need Help?

Contact FSBPT Exam Services at 703-739-9420 or email examregistration@fsbpt.org.