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If you score lower than 600 on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE®), you're not alone. There are other exam candidates who need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score.


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If you're interested in retaking the exam, FSBPT is here to help. We offer valuable resources to help you improve your performance. Our top two recommendations:


Retake exam FAQs

  • How do I register to take the NPTE again? Follow the steps under registration process.
  • How often can I take the examination? This varies by jurisdiction. However, FSBPT will only allow you to take the examination a maximum of three times in any twelve-month period. There is also a six-time lifetime limit on NPTE attempts.
  • Do I need to wait a specified period of time between examinations? You must wait until the next available scheduled test date.