While studying for the NPTE may be half the battle, figuring out how to register for exam is the other half. Below is a quick step by step breakdown on the requirements you need to complete to register for the examination.
A. Log on to FSBPT website.
B. On the main page, you will see shortcuts: Exam Registration.
-This page gives you general information about exam registration and accessing other registration based services.
C. From this page, you will see a second tab on the upper left corner also reads: Exam Registration.
-The exam registration page has all the general information regarding pricing, test dates, requirements for registration. There are SIX requirements which are as follows:
"1.…received and reviewed a licensure application from the licensing authority for the state in which you want to be licensed?
-Remember that each jurisdiction has different requirements.
2. …determined which examination(s) you need to register for?
3.…confirmed that you meet your state's requirements to sit for an examination?
4.…notified your state if you require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
5.…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."
6. After 1-5 are completed you will receive an Authorization To Test (ATT) letter from the FSBPT.
-FSBPT will send you an "Authorization to Test" letter containing instructions on how to schedule an appointment with Prometric. Questions regarding registration processing may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedule an appointment for the examination with Prometric. You may schedule your appointment with Prometric online at www.prometric.com/fsbpt or by calling the number given in your "Authorization to Test" letter.
Sit for the examination at your chosen Prometric testing site. You must sit for the examination within your eligibility period/date as indicated on the "Authorization to Test" letter provided by FSBPT. If you do not sit for the examination, or withdraw your registration, within your eligibility, you will be removed from the eligibility list and will be required to begin the registration process again.
If you are still having questions regarding the process, you may obtain assistance by contacting FSBPT Exam Services at (703) 739-9420 and select Option 1.
James Heafner PT, DPT, OCS:
Owner and lead physical therapist at Heafner Health, cash-based physical therapy in Boulder, CO. Areas of expertise include orthopedic and manual therapy, functional movement, pain science, and movement science.
In May 2013, I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. After graduating from the Harris Health Systems Orthopedic Residency in October 2014, I moved to Boulder, CO. Since living in Boulder, I have started my own cash-based PT practice, earned my OCS certification, and teach for the OPTIM Fellowship and COMT program in Houston TX and Scottsdale, AZ.
Chris Fox PT, DPT, OCS: Physical therapist at Foothills Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ and regularly lectures at the Phoenix Campus for NAU's DPT program and for Optim Manual Therapy's COMT program. Completed multiple advanced manual therapy courses implementing aspects of biomechanical analysis. He received his DPT from Saint Louis University in 2013. Completed Scottsdale Healthcare's Orthopaedic Residency (now Honor Health) in July 2014. He became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist in 2015. Level I Expert in FMS and SFMA , Kinetacore FDN Level 1 certification, and IASTM Technique course completion. He would like to pursue further education in McKenzie Technique, Dry Needling, Strength & Conditioning, Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy.
Brian Schwabe PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS:
- Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist (SCS) at Elite OrthoSport in Santa Monica, CA which specializes in treating collegiate/professional athletes and clientele from the Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Santa Monica areas.
- USC Sports Residency Trained Physical Therapist (<1% of all PT's residency trained)
- DPT from Saint Louis University
- Future plans/interest include:
1. USAW, SFMA & Catapult Systems technology for NBA teams
2. Pursuing a position as a sports physical therapist &/or Strength coach for a Division 1 athletic medicine department or professional sport team.
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