PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD 


EXAMINATIONS

- In accordance with Rule 175.02 the Board requires submission of proof that the individual has successfully passed the NPTE with a scaled score of at least six hundred (600).

       If you have not yet taken the national examination you must first submit an application for licensure. Once it’s complete your file will be reviewed for compliance of the Board’s law and Rules. If approved, you will then receive written notification; including information for exam registration. *Please note: Candidates may sit for the NPTE no more than 90 days prior to the official graduation date. For additional information you may refer to the FAQs link. 

       If you have already passed the national exam and are applying for licensure in this state you must contact the exam administrator, The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), and request a transfer of your exam score. To order the transfer on-line please visit: https://pt.fsbpt.net/ or you may contact the Federation’s Exam Services Department at 703-739-9420.

 For additional information please visit the Federation’s website at: https://www.fsbpt.org/ForCandidatesAndLicensees/NPTE/

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***TO VIEW THE FIXED DATE TESTING DATES FOR THE PT AND PTE NATIONAL EXAM PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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- Applicants are also required to successfully pass the jurisprudence examination with a score of at least seventy-five percent (75%). This open book twenty (20) question multiple choice exam is included with the Application for Licensure Forms.

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- In addition, foreign educated individuals whose native language is not English shall submit proof of successfully passing one (1) of the following English proficiency exams:

a. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum passing scores of two hundred twenty (220) for computer test and five hundred sixty (560) for paper test. 

or

b. Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet based test (TOEFL IBT) with minimum passing scores of twenty-four (24) in writing; twenty-six (26) in speaking, twenty-one (21) in reading, and eighteen (18) in listening.

For more information please visit the TOEFL website at: https://www.ets.org/

If you wish to be scheduled for these examinations or want to have verification of your scores sent to this office, contact the TOEFL/TSE Registration Office at P.O. Box 6152, Princeton, NJ 08541-6152 or call 1-609-771-7100. Email: toefl@ets.org The “TOEFL code” for Idaho is 7321.