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During the Exam

Know what to expect

On the day you sit for the national physical therapy exam (NPTE®), you want to be focused on the exam itself--not details about the exam experience. To make sure you are aware of what will happen on the "day of," we recommend that you review the information below:


  • What to expect

    Get all the details, from acceptable forms of ID to breaks during the exam to computer malfunctions.

  • NPTE security

    Learn what the policy is on protecting the NPTE.

  • Ethical conduct

    Find out what the consequences are for unethical behavior.


Learn more

Carefully review the "taking the examination" section of the candidate handbook to help ensure your exam day goes as smoothly as possible.