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After Exam

Congratulations! Now what?

You've taken the national physical therapy exam (NPTE®) and completed a major step toward becoming a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Now you're ready to find out how you performed on the exam.

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How to get your score

Approximately five days after the exam, FSBPT will transmit your score to the licensing authority to which you applied for licensure. At that time you will be able to view your pass/fail status by logging in to your Dashboard

FSBPT provides a free score report to candidates for a period of time after each fixed-date administration. The free score reports will be available from the Reports section of your Dashboard approximately 10 business days after each administration and will remain accessible for 30 days.

Some scores may be held by FSBPT for additional validation prior to release. FSBPT may ask for you to provide additional information about your exam experience as part of the score validation process. If FSBPT requests additional information your score will be held until that information is provided and FSBPT has completed the score validation process. ALL SCORES are subject to validation prior to being released and FSBPT is the sole authority on whether a score is released to any entity. More information.

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Did you pass or fail?

  • If you score at or above 600, congratulations! You passed the exam. Now that you're a licensee, you'll have a lot of resources available to you. Go to continuing competence to learn more.
  • If you score lower than 600 and would like to retake the exam, we're here to help. Go to retake exam to learn more. 

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Request exam reports and services

You may want to take advantage of our exam reports and services. Use FSBPT's online processing system to request the following:

  • Performance feedback. This valuable report provides detailed information about how you performed, helping you identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Individual score report. You'll receive your score automatically from your licensing authority, but we can also send your score report to you upon your request.
  • Examination score verification. Exams are scored electronically with a high degree of accuracy, but you can also request verification independently.
Note: FSBPT does not release examination questions or answers.

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Free resources

Pass rate reports. Pass rates show all interested parties how candidates overall perform on the NPTE. There are also reports for educators to use to compare pass rates for their school program with pass rates of other school programs.