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Road to the NPTE: Registration

It’s official.

I’m registered.

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!

Check out the first video in this series.

After NGPT I went directly to and settled down into my couch to get comfy. They have A LOT of information.

(Skip to the End for the Quick Version)

Five Easy Steps

They recommended that I go through these 5 steps first.

  1. Find your jurisdiction requirements.
    • No jurisprudence exam required in NY.
  1. Complete a state Application Form.
    • Visit this Site for NYS License Requirements.
    • Download Form 2. Your Registrar must complete this document and send it to: NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Physical Therapy Unit, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000.
  1. Register and Pay
    • Pay Now / Pay Later (if funds are tight)
  1. Special Accommodations
    • Disabilities
  1. Jurisdiction Approval
    • After registration you must wait to receive an Authorization to test (ATT) letter – after which you can schedule with Prometric.

NPTE Registration

This was painless and didn’t take much time.

Start Here

This consists of 5 sections.

  1. Personal information
    • Name, SSI, DOB etc.
  1. Demographics
    • Address, School, Accommodations
  1. Select Product
    • PT or PTA Exam and Date
  1. Payment Info.
    • Pay Now / Pay Later
  1. Final Confirmation

State Licensure

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

Limited Permit

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.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please contact us or comment below.

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Quick Version (For NY Residents)

  1. Download and complete Form 2
  2. Download and complete Form 1
  3. Register and Pay

Additional Resource

NPTE Candidate Handbook – free download



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About Mark Denesha

Mark Denesha
Physical Therapist, strength training enthusiast, & team member at NGPT. Find your strength.

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