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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 exam (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 (5-hour), 250-questions physical therapist (PT) practice exams or two timed (4 hour) 200-questions physical therapist assistant (PTA) practice exams.

Here's why PEAT is such a valuable tool. PEAT offers:
  • The same format and 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.

Through this purchasing interface you can buy PEAT for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. 


Before you proceed

Please read the information below before placing your order.


PT PEAT - $99
PTA PEAT - $99
15 Day Extension - $50
Printed Supplemental Materials - *$55

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

*When you purchase PEAT you have access to download and print the supplemental materials free of charge. If you prefer to have FSBPT send you a printed version, there is a $55 fee. Only candidates who have registered for PEAT can purchase the supplemental materials. Refunds will not be issued after the supplemental materials have been mailed.

What to expect

The PEAT registration process is a six-step process that you can complete online through this website. You will be asked to enter certain personal information and select the product(s) you wish to purchase.


The following web browsers are recommended for PEAT: Internet Explorer 10 or 11, the latest version of Firefox and Chrome and Safari on the PC. This product has not been tested on Mac products. Therefore, we are not able to confirm its reliability for use with PEAT. We will update this list when additional browsers and operating systems become available.

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 the same two exams.  On occasion FSBPT releases new versions of PEAT.  When a new version is released the exams that you have access to are new.  The last release of PEAT was June 4, 2014.  If you purchased PEAT between September 2012 and June 2014, one of the two PEAT forms now available is new and one is from the version of PEAT you already purchased.

PEAT is an online product only.

When you purchase PEAT you will have 60 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 untilyou have paid for PEAT. Your product key and instructions will also be available online under Status of My Request.

Requirements for purchasing

You will need a Social Security Number (SSN). If you do not have a SSN, you may request an Alternate Identification Number (AIN) from FSBPT. 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.

Contact information for customer support

In the event you have difficulty completing your registration you may obtain assistance by contacting FSBPT at (703) 739-9420 and select Option 3.


Statement on disclosure of information

Any specific information that you provide as part of this registration to take the NPTE or to request other services, will be kept confidential by FSBPT and is only shared with the licensing jurisdiction. Any exceptions, such as the school reports, require the candidate to approve such additional disclosure.

FSBPT also collects and maintains information pertaining to scores on the NPTE, licensure information as provided by the licensing jurisdictions as well as disciplinary actions taken by the licensing jurisdictions. Because your SSN is the most accurate reference across all these databases, the FSBPT requests and utilizes SSNs to identify you throughout our systems. This is the best way to reasonably ensure that your information is not mistakenly confused with someone who has the same or similar name.

For your protection, we do not maintain credit card numbers in our database. Once the card has been processed, all reference to the number is removed.
By clicking on "Buy Now" you confirm that you have read, understand, and agree to the conditions set forth above.