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Welcome to PT Final Exam!

Whether it’s a live class you’re looking for, or just a self-paced refresher, check out what we have below.

When it comes to the NPTE & NPTAE, no one knows it better than PT Final Exam.  Started in 2012 and updated to the most current FSBPT Content Outlines, this is a one-stop resource that will make test day go so much better!

Whether it’s your FIRST time or a REPEAT attempt, you have come to the right place!

My Story

Since 2012, thousands of PT and PTA students around the world have been using PT Final Exam as their go-to resource to conquer the board exams and Pass the NPTE & NPTAE.

When PT Final Exam began in ’12, the whole purpose was to become an awesome resource for students preparing for their board exams.

Will Crane PT, DPT
Founder, PT Final Exam

Because PT Final Exam was built from the ground up with this ideal, it’s no wonder that we have quickly come to the top of the PT Exam Preparation heap.

One of the best parts about PT Final Exam is our attention to customers.  This platform was built by PT’s, and we understand what it takes to crush the NPTE & NPTAE.  We do what works, and we don’t mind having a lot of fun along the way.

PT Final Exam is the highest-rated online review course, and we put our money where our mouth is.  If you’re not totally satisfied with the teaching or the content, you can get a cheerful refund within 14 days.

We publish real customer reviews (not just hand-picked testimonials), so you can see what other students are really saying about our products!

Give it a try!  You’ll be glad you did, and you just might make a good friend along the way.

About the NPTE

The Basics about the National Physical Therapy Exam

The National Physical Therapy Exam (or NPTE) is the measuring stick by which all new physical therapy graduates are measured.  To get into PT school, you had to overcome many course exams, and most schools require the GRE to even apply, but the NPTE is in a league of its own.

As of 2012, there are 24,848 students enrolled in 211 PT programs throughout the USA according to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  Each of these students must graduate from a CAPTE accredited school and take and pass the NPTE in order to begin their career as an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The NPTE is an exam that is designed to not just test the basic recall memory of PT students.  From personal experience, I can tell you that the questions on the NPTE really stretch your skills of clinical reasoning and putting multiple subject materials into on problem.  The entire exam is comprised of multiple choice questions that can trick even the most seasoned veterans.

Who Designs the NPTE?

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The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) creates and maintains the test in a fashion that is constantly updated and improved.   The exam’s purpose is to evaluate each potential clinician to make sure they have the basic skills required to practice effectively and safely.  With an ever-growing body of evidence, it is increasingly important for the test to reflect current practices in the field of physical therapy.

How is the Test Administered?

The NPTE is administered through the chain of Prometric testing centers throughout the country.  Upon completion of the exam, the score is then transmitted to licensing authority of the state in which you are applying.  The minimum passing score is identical for all state licensing boards.

What is a Passing or Failing Score?

This is probably the hardest question to answer.  The short answer is 600/800.

The long answer is this:

The exam has 250 questions on it, but only 200 are scored.  They add 50 extra questions to “test” their testability to make sure they are not too hard or too easy.  When you are taking the test, THERE IS NO WAY to distinguish these unscored items from the scored questions.   Therefore, answer every question like it counts!

Each question is then scaled into the perfect 800 score.  The FSBPT then tweaks the passing score of 600 up or down to give some leeway for a test that is “too easy,” or “too hard.”  Above 600 and you pass the NPTE.  Below 600 and you fail the NPTE.

The bottom line is that you have no way of knowing if your test is “easy” or “hard,” so I would recommend not worrying about the details.  Just do your best and study all of the available material.  Here are the current pass rates published by FSPBT.

Bottom Line

Whether you’re looking for a self-paced refresher course or a full live online review course, PT Final Exam has everything you need for the NPTE & NPTAE!

Innovative.  Fun.  Effective.  Awesome! 

Check it out–you’ll be glad you did!

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the main difference between the Live Online Courses and the Independent Study Courses?

Essentially, the biggest difference is that in the Live Online Courses, you have access to the licensed instructors to get your questions answered.  The added cost of this live support is included in the higher price.

The recorded Independent Study Courses have essentially the same content, just without the access to the instructors.

What are the system requirements to participate in the PT Final Exam Courses?

The requirements include:

  • Stable internet
  • Updated web browser (Mac and PC)
  • Updated Adobe Flash Player
  • Disabled adblockers
I need this for state required remediation. Can I get a certificate of completion?

Absolutely.  With a good-faith effort to participate in the live online course, you can get a certificate of completion upon request.

Note:  This is only available for the live online review courses.

What is the pass-rate for participants in PT Final Exam Courses?

I’m glad you asked!  No other test-prep provider likes to talk about this one.  To summarize:

Full participators have a ~90% pass rate.  These students are the ones who honestly work hard to complete the assignments and attend the live classes.

This is an amazing pass rate when you consider a few things:

  • Many students who take my review courses do so after 1 failed attempt.  You could say that these are high-risk test takers.
  • Many students who take my course are seeking to renew their license after letting it lapse.  I’ve had many, many students who are 3,5,10, and even 25 years out of school who take this course and successfully pass the exam.
  • Many of my students are foreign-trained (which has an industry pass rate of 30%)

When you take that all together, a pass rate of 90% is awesome!

For those who are interested in my global numbers, the pass rate is ~70%.  This includes individuals who do not fully participate or who choose not to complete the assignments as indicated.

This is still pretty awesome when you consider the number of high-risk students I work with on a daily basis.

These numbers I have come from post-exam surveys that I have been giving my students for the past 5 years.

This stuff really work!  Read the reviews–you’ll love what you see!

What is your average score increase?

Related to the previous question, most students see a score increase of ~50 points from previous attempts.

My record-holders increased their score >120 points!

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Available courses offered by PT Final Exam:

PT Courses
  • Live Online Review Course
  • Independent Study Course
PTA Courses
  • Live Online Review Course
  • Independent Study Course

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

What Students are Saying about PT Final Exam

This webinar program is hands down the best. I looked into a few others but this one has the best hands-on, 1 on 1 personal style teaching around.

Brian, DPT

I have no doubt that PT Final Exam played a HUGE role in my success. I’m so grateful I took this class and would HIGHLY recommend it to ANYONE preparing for the NPTE!!

Alana, DPT

I improved by over 100 points from my previous attempt!  My only wish is that I knew about your course for my first exam!

Theresa, DPT

PT Courses
From $99
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PTA Courses
From $49
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Available courses offered by PT Final Exam:

PT Courses
  • Live Online Review Course
  • Independent Study Course
PTA Courses
  • Live Online Review Course
  • Independent Study Course

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.