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Practice Exam & Assessment Tool (PEAT®)

Take a practice exam

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.


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.


What's included

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. Each set of exams consists of a retired NPTE form and a practice form. 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.


Pay a $99 fee and gain access to PEAT online for 60 days. If you decide you need additional time, you can extend your access time for 15 days by paying an additional $50. Printed supplemental materials are available for $55.