Changes in the board exam schedule have you worried? Hopefully this will clear up some confusion.
Starting 2011, the chance to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) changed from continuous testing to specific test dates offered about every 10 weeks. Upcoming dates for 2012 include:
· January 30
· March 29
· July 2
· July 31
· October 23
What can I do?
It is advised to submit the licensure application about 2 months prior to graduation and to sign up for the test early. Once signed up, you will remain on a pending list until the DOH receives notification from your school of your graduation.
The deadline for the registration for the exam is generally one month prior to the exam date. But it will not hurt to register even earlier.
Apply for an interim permit while you are waiting to sit the exam.