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2016 & 2017 Dates and Deadlines for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)

ATTENTION: The application process and deadlines have changed since the last calendar was issued; please review carefully.

An applicant must submit his or her application form to the PTBC by the application deadline date indicated below. If mailing the application form, the envelope in which it is contained must be postmarked by the application deadline. The PTBC will review the application form and inform the applicant within thirty (30) calendar days from receipt whether the application form has been accepted for filing or is deficient. Following the initial acknowledgement, the PTBC will then review the application packet application with all supporting documents and inform the applicant within sixty (60) calendar days of its decision whether the applicant meets the examination requirements; this review includes determination of work status.

As specified on the calendar, an application may be submitted without a Certificate of Completion (P1E); however, the PTBC must receive the P1E no later than the deadline indicated. Reference CCR 1398.24 & 1398.42.

Helpful hint: register with the FSBPT for the NPTE (physical therapist and physical therapist assistant) when you submit your P1E to the PTBC.

Please be informed, the Federation of State Boards Physical Therapy (FSBPT) key dates and deadlines are not under the PTBC's jurisdiction; therefore, please refer to the FSBPT for additional information as this information is subject to change.

PT Deadlines

Test Date PTBC Application Deadline PTBC P1E Deadline FSBPT Registration
& Payment Deadline
FSBPT Eligibility
Approval Deadline
FSBPT reserves seats for candidates until: FSBPT provides a free, online score report until:
January 27, 2016 November 9, 2015 December 17, 2015 December 23, 2015 January 4, 2016 January 13, 2016 February 10, 2016
April 27, 2016 February 3, 2016 March 16, 2016 March 23, 2016 March 30, 2016 April 13, 2016 May 11, 2016
July 19-20, 2016 April 27, 2016 June 8, 2016 June 15, 2016 June 22, 2016 July 6, 2016 August 3, 2016
October 27, 2016 August 4, 2016 September 15, 2016 September 22, 2016 September 29, 2016 October 13, 2016 November 10, 2016
January 26, 2017 November 3, 2016 December 15, 2016 December 22, 2015 January 2, 2016 January 12, 2016 February 9, 2016
April 26, 2017 January 25, 2017 March 8, 2017 March 22, 2016 March 29, 2016 April 12, 2016 May 10, 2016
July 18-19, 2017 April 26, 2017 June 7, 2017 June 14, 2016 June 21, 2016 July 5, 2016 August 2, 2016
October 25, 2017 August 2, 2017 September 13, 2017 September 20, 2016 September 27, 2015 October 11, 2016 November 8, 2016

PTA Deadlines

Test Date PTBC Application Due PTBC P1E Deadline FSBPT Registration
& Payment Deadline
PTBC Eligibility
Approval Deadline
FSBPT reserves seats for candidates until: FSBPT provides a free, online score report until:
January 13, 2016 October 21, 2015 December 2, 2015 December 9, 2015 December 16, 2016 December 30, 2015 January 28, 2016
April 6, 2016 January 13, 2016 February 24, 2016 March 2, 2016 March 9, 2016 March 23, 2016 April 20, 2016
July 6, 2016 April 13, 2016 May 24, 2016 June 1, 2016 June 8, 2016 June 22, 2016 July 20, 2016
October 6, 2016 July 14, 2016 August 25, 2016 September 1, 2016 September 8, 2016 September 22, 2016 October 21, 2016
January 12, 2017 October 18, 2016 December 1, 2016 December 8, 2015 December 15, 2016 December 29, 2016 January 27, 2017
April 5, 2017 January 4, 2017 February 14, 2017 March 1, 2017 March 8, 2017 March 22, 2016 April 19, 2017
July 6, 2017 April 13, 2017 May 24, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 8, 2017 June 22, 2017 July 20, 2017
October 3, 2017 July 11, 2017 August 21, 2017 August 29, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 19, 2017 October 18, 2017