The idea of becoming a physical therapist fades as its reality creeps closer. I discussed registration with my classmates, and friends that had already graduated. It all sounded very confusing. Honestly, when I sat down with my laptop, the first stop was the NGPT article detailing how to register for the NPTE. Make sure to take advantage of all the great content!
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After NGPT I went directly to FSBPT.org and settled down into my couch to get comfy. They have A LOT of information.
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Five Easy Steps
They recommended that I go through these 5 steps first.
- Find your jurisdiction requirements.
- No jurisprudence exam required in NY.
- Complete a state Application Form.
- Register and Pay
- Pay Now / Pay Later (if funds are tight)
- Special Accommodations
- Jurisdiction Approval
- After registration you must wait to receive an Authorization to test (ATT) letter – after which you can schedule with Prometric.
This was painless and didn’t take much time.
This consists of 5 sections.
- Personal information
- Name, SSI, DOB etc.
- Address, School, Accommodations
- Select Product
- PT or PTA Exam and Date
- Payment Info.
- Pay Now / Pay Later
- Final Confirmation
You’re going to need to apply for Licensure as well. Fill out Form 1 and mail it to:
NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
PO Box 22063
Albany, New York 12201
Do you plan on working while you study, part time perhaps? If so, you’ll need to apply for a Limited Permit. You can work for 90 days after graduation without having to actually hold the permit, but you must apply and pay the fee.
Breakin’ the Bank
Let’s tally it all up, shall we?
NPTE – $407
Licensure – $294
Limited permit – $70
Prometric Fee – $85
TOTAL = $856
Dates and Deadlines
The deadline for registration is June 16, but I recommend reserving your spot sooner than later. Seats are first come first serve and, according to the website, fill up fast.
It’s never felt as real as it does now. I have registered. The ball is rolling and there’s no stopping me now.
Time to find a study guide/s and look into weekend courses.
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Quick Version (For NY Residents)
NPTE Candidate Handbook – free download