The National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) is a standardized exam that is required for physical therapists to obtain a license to practice in the United States. To take the NPTE, you will need to follow these steps:
- Meet the eligibility requirements: In order to be eligible to take the NPTE, you must have graduated from an accredited physical therapy program and be endorsed by your program to sit for the exam.
- Register for the exam: To register for the exam, you will need to create an account on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) website and submit an application. You will also need to pay a fee to register.
- Schedule your exam: Once your application has been accepted, you will need to schedule your exam at a Prometric testing center. You can do this online or by contacting Prometric directly.
- Receive your results: After you have completed the exam, you will receive your test results within a few weeks. If you pass the exam, you will be eligible to apply for a physical therapy license in your state. If you do not pass, you will need to retake the exam.