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NPTE-i exams up for PT and PT Assistants beginning May 2011

MANILA, Oct. 21 — Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz welcomes the recent announcement of an alternative form of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) called NPTE-i offered to PT candidates beginning in May 2011.

The announcement was made by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) following its July 11, 2010 suspension of both Physical Therapy (PT) and PT Assistant (PTA) versions of NPTE examinations for candidates who received their first professional degree from restricted countries such as Egypt, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines as a result of an alleged pervasive, ongoing security infringement by several graduates of PT schools by said foreign countries.

The NPTE-i, former NPTE-YRLY, will be offered twice for PT candidates on restricted groups. The initial schedule for 2011 was on May 25, 2011 followed by Dec. 5, 2011 in all 50 states in the US, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Plans for exam administration for 2012 will be announced in 2011. The PT version will be 250 items and candidates will have five hours to finish the examination.

Like all other forms of NPTE, NPTE-i will provide a fair assessment of entry-level competence and is being prepared using the same review procedures and will adhere to all of the same quality standards that apply to all other NPTE forms.

All other additional information will be posted on www.fsbpt.org as soon as it becomes available. (PNA)


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  • sabhapathi November 17, 2010, 9:25 AM

    Registration for the NPTE-i is same as NPTE to get Authorization to Test (ATT) letter. or anyother process to be followed please let me know

  • MagicKAMOT3 December 14, 2010, 1:34 PM

    Hello, Can a Newly graduate Physical Therapy without local PT license here in the Philippines can avail to take the NPTE-i exam, for PT and PTA’s.

  • electricute11 December 29, 2010, 10:06 AM

    even without a license, the NPTE-i caters to all local or international PT graduates. however, first step is to have your credentials evaluated by a duly recognized international credentialing agency. some require a license from the country of education while others dont. try visiting the INternational Consultants of delaware website and fccpt. you will be given a certificate of degree equivalency if the credentials you submitted is at par with the educational system of the US. visit fsbpt for additional steps. good luck!

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