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PEAT Security Agreement, General Terms of Use, and Arbitration Policy

PEAT Security Agreement, General Terms of Use, and Arbitration Policy

Before you continue with Practice Examination and Assessment Tool (PEAT), you must agree to the following statements. If you do not agree to these terms you will not be permitted to continue.

Test Taker Authenticity

I certify that I am the person who will be taking the PEAT and that my sole purpose for taking the PEAT is because I am seeking licensure in a U. S. jurisdiction.

PEAT Ownership

I am aware that all PEAT materials, including my answers, are the property of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

PEAT Security

I understand that the PEAT is a confidential and secure practice examination, protected by U.S. and international copyright and trade secret laws. I also understand that I am contractually obligated to keep all PEAT content confidential, by virtue of this Security Agreement I am entering into with FSBPT.

Prohibited Acts

I understand and agree that the following things are examples of prohibited acts and that this list is not inclusive of every potential prohibited act.

I agree that I will not:

  • disclose or discuss PEAT content with anyone verbally, in writing, or through any other method of communication including on the Internet, through email accounts, or through any social media;
  • copy, memorize, record, or otherwise attempt to retain or recreate PEAT content including questions, concepts, topics, graphics, and images;
  • assist anyone to copy, memorize, record, otherwise retain, recreate, or reconstruct the content for any purpose;
  • share answers to questions;
  • study from information derived from any item listed above.

Exception to the above: candidates may review and discuss PEAT questions with educators and tutors for educational purposes, provided that the material is not reproduced or transferred outside of the PEAT delivery system.

Obligation to Cooperate

I recognize that I may be asked in the future to respond to questions, provide information or documents, or otherwise participate in an investigation of an exam security matter related to PEAT. Failure to fully cooperate in an investigation may be considered a breach of my obligations under this Security Agreement.

Consequences for Non-Compliance

I understand that FSBPT has the right to take action against me if I breach this agreement, if I fail to comply with reasonable requests from FSBPT staff, or if any of my actions may reasonably be construed to misrepresent myself, jeopardize the security of the PEAT, or call the validity of PEAT scores into question. These actions may include one or more of the following:

  • FSBPT may cancel my access to PEAT or my responses without a refund;
  • My practice exam may not be scored;
  • The institution where I received my physical therapy education may be informed of actions taken against me;
  • I may be temporarily suspended or permanently banned from taking PEAT;
  • I may face a lawsuit that may result in my receiving court-enforced penalties;
  • I may have to pay a monetary penalty;
  • I may face criminal prosecution;
  • Disciplinary action may be taken against me by a jurisdiction licensing authority (state board).
  • Other action deemed necessary by FSBPT.


By registering for the PEAT, I agree to submit to arbitration any and all challenges or other claims I may have relating to any examination I take through FSBPT. I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the terms contained in the Arbitration Policy. I understand that, prior to pursuing arbitration I must submit my claim to FSBPT for staff review, in accordance with the Arbitration Policy. Full details of my arbitration agreement with FSBPT are available at https://www.fsbpt.org/arbitration. I understand that by agreeing to arbitration; there is a limitation of remedies available to me; I am waiving my right to pursue my claims in a court of law, to present my claims to a jury, or to pursue my claims through a class action.

FSBPT Authority

By registering for PEAT, I understand, accept and agree to comply with the terms and conditions contained in the PEAT registration materials (including but not limited to the PEAT Security Agreement, General Terms of Use, and Arbitration Policy), including any updated or amended terms that may be implemented after my registration.


I have read, understand, and agree to the foregoing statements and arbitration policy.