Thursday, December 6, 2012


As the calendar is turning to 2013, MU Law reminds readers to schedule their 2013 Physical Therapy NPTE exams.  The FBSPT has produced a chart that lists the relevant test date deadlines.  We reproduce it here for readers.

Keep in mind that the FSBPT uses a fixed-date testing scheme.  The FSBPT approach is different than other healthcare occupation's examination processes, which allows for rolling testing dates. FSBPT believes that their fixed-date testing system provides the most secure exam for their industry.

Be sure to register well in advance in order to insure that your seat is reserved.

Test Date
Registration Payment Deadline
Jurisdiction Approval Deadline
Seats are reserved for PT candidates until:
Scores Reported to Jurisdictions
January 29, 2013
December 22, 2012
December 31, 2012
January 8, 2013
February 5, 2013
April 30, 2013
March 23, 2013
April 1, 2013
April 9, 2013
May 7, 2013
July 24, 2013
June 17, 2013
June 24, 2013
July 3, 2013
July 31, 2013
October 30, 2013
September 23, 2013
September 30, 2013
October 9, 2013
November 6, 2013


  1. Hi MU LAW
    Throughout 6 years of waiting you were the only reason to ease my tension.Now,after 6 years of waiting I am in the USA.But the agency i have contract with do not answer me well.I arranged my arrival to USA.I arranged my housing and i paid for transferring my RN license in to RN of PA where they want me to work for them.After all of these things ,they send me an email tell me They want to release me ,I want to know if they can deport me if i say yes.I have a permanent Green card.If you remember me I was in EB3 category.I told them yes you can do it but please send me official release.They do not answer me what should i do?

  2. Hi thanks for the kind words. Email me directly. -Chris

  3. Chris,

    My application for tourist visa B1/B2 was DENIED today! I was about to take the NPTE Exam on Jan. 29, 2013. The consul asked who is my petitioner or agency. I dont have any agency because I spend my personal money to pay for my FCCPT credential eval, visa appli., airfare, processing, etc. I have my Eligibility letter to take the exam.

    1. If the consul (in US Embassy Manila) will not accept this purpose of travel (NPTE exam), what other reasons will he accept?

    2. How many times can one apply for visa in a month? If I plan to take the April 2013 exam, can I re- apply again every after denial before that date?

    If we (test takers) will not be given tourist visa, how do we take the NPTE exam?


  4. Hi Laracroft-

    I'm sorry to hear of the denial. The Embassy is notoriously inconsistent in their decision-making on these issues. Here are some tips that may help if you make a reapplication:

    Must haves:
    - bona fide and provable intent to return to the exiting/native country
    - maintain a non-US residence (show a lease/house in the Phils)
    - ties to the Phils (bank accounts, family, residence)

    - performance of skilled labor / active work
    - no ties back to the Phils.

    Good luck!


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