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NPTE Opportunities

Exam Committee Members and Item Writers

Contribute Your Skills

Item writers and exam committee members share their expertise to contribute to the creation of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE®), which helps ensure that only competent individuals are licensed as PTs and PTAs.

Item Writers

Serving as an NPTE item writer is a great way to share your expertise, network with colleagues, and contribute to the process of item development. Item writers who have shown an understanding of the item development process and have met productivity requirements are considered for exam committee appointments.

  • Item Writer Coordinators
  • Item Writers – PT
  • Item Writers – PTA
  • Item Writing Task Force

Detailed Position Descriptions »

Commitment: Each item writer workshop generally lasts two-and-a-half days. Subsequently, item writers who attend the Alexandria workshops serve a term of four months. Item writers who attend a regional workshop serve a term of two months.

Qualifications: You do NOT need previous item writing experience. You must be licensed with a minimum of two years of experience and in good standing with your state board. Consideration is given to selecting item writers from diverse ethnic backgrounds, geographical locations, and practice settings.

Questions: Email us at volunteer@fsbpt.org

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Exam Committees

One of the best mechanisms for understanding and providing input into the NPTE development process is to volunteer on the exam committees.

  • Exam Development Committee - PT
  • Exam Development Committee – PTA

Detailed Position Descriptions »

Commitment: 3 years

Appointments: The Board of Directors makes appointments each December for terms starting in January.

Qualifications: Previous item writing experience is generally needed to qualify for an NPTE exam committee. Additional qualifications include the ability to work well with a team and understanding and support of the mission of FSBPT.

Questions: Email us at volunteer@fsbpt.org