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Exam Registration – NPTE & Jurisprudence



ALERT for PT Candidates: The deadline for PT candidates to register for the April 29, 2015 administration is March 25, 2015. Registrations must be approved by the jurisdiction no later than April 1, 2015.

ALERT for PTA Candidates: The deadline for PTA candidates to register for the July 8, 2015 administration is June 3, 2015. Registrations must be approved by the jurisdiction no later than June 10, 2015.

Please note that the July PT examination will be given on 2 consecutive days. Candidates registering for this exam will automatically be assigned to a test date during registration. To learn more please click on the link below.
Learn more about Fixed-Date Testing

General Information
Exam registration through this website allows a candidate to register and pay for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and/or certain jurisprudence examinations online.

Currently FSBPT offers jurisprudence exams for Alabama, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, and Ohio.

You are reminded that the licensing process is a two-step process. The first step is to contact the licensing authority in the state or jurisdiction in which you are seeking licensure. The second step is to register to take the NPTE and/or jurisprudence exam.

Proceed to www.fsbpt.org to view a listing of licensing authorities and their contact information.

National Physical Therapy Examination:
Physical Therapist (PT) $370.00
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) $370.00

Jurisprudence Examinations:
Alabama $50.00
Arizona $50.00
California $30.00
District of Columbia $50.00
Florida $50.00
Georgia $35.00
Nebraska $50.00
Ohio $50.00

Please note that a 1.6% processing fee, rounded up to the nearest dollar, will apply.

Fees are for the examination only. Your state will charge additional fees for the licensure application. There will also be additional fees payable to Prometric when you schedule an examination appointment.

What to Expect
The exam registration process is a six-step process that you can complete online through this website. You will be asked to enter certain personal information and then select an examination.

You must give accurate information about your physical therapy education. Be careful to click on the correct school, which is the school where you obtained your FIRST physical therapy/physiotherapy degree (NOT an additional degree in physical therapy/physiotherapy obtained after you received your first degree).

Before registering for an examination have you:

…received and reviewed a licensure application from the licensing authority for the state in which you want to be licensed?

…determined which examination(s) you need to register for?

…confirmed that you meet your state's requirements to sit for an examination?

…notified your state if you require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

…reviewed the FSBPT Candidate Handbook?

Candidates who register and pay for the examination but are not approved by their state licensing authority can withdraw their registration and receive a refund of their payment, less a processing fee.

Next Steps
Once you have completed registering for an examination you will receive an Authorization to Test letter (ATT) from FSBPT. The ATT letter is sent to you by email when the licensing authority to which you are applying has notified us that you are eligible to sit for the exam. Your ATT letter will also be available online under “Status of My Request.” Your ATT letter will direct you to contact Prometric to schedule a time to sit for the exam. FSBPT will not send an ATT letter until you have been approved by your jurisdiction and your registration is paid in full.

Requirements for Purchasing
You will need a Social Security Number (SSN). If you do not have a SSN, you may request an Alternate Identification Number (AIN) from FSBPT. To obtain an AIN you must download an application form from the FSBPT website, fill out the application and mail it to FSBPT. Your registration cannot be processed without either a SSN or AIN. Note to Canadian citizens: You may NOT use your Canadian SSN for registration purposes. If you do not have a US SSN you will need to request an AIN.

During the registration process, you will be asked to select a method of payment. You may pay by Visa or Mastercard online.

Contact Information for Customer Support
In the event you have difficulty completing your registration you may obtain assistance by contacting FSBPT Exam Services at (703) 739-9420 and select Option 1.

Statement on Disclosure of Information
Any specific information that you provide as part of this registration to take the NPTE or to request other services, will be kept confidential by FSBPT and is only shared with the licensing jurisdiction. Any exceptions, such as the school reports, require the candidate to approve such additional disclosure.

FSBPT also collects and maintains information pertaining to scores on the NPTE, licensure information as provided by the licensing jurisdictions as well as disciplinary actions taken by the licensing jurisdictions. Because your Social Security Number is the most accurate reference across all these databases, the FSBPT requests and utilizes Social Security Numbers to identify you throughout our systems. This is the best way to reasonably ensure that your information is not mistakenly confused with someone who has the same or similar name.

For your protection, we do not maintain credit card numbers in our database. Once the card has been processed, all reference to the number is removed.


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