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The application is active for one year from the date of submission after which it will be destroyed if it has not been completed, including the furnishing of all documents and records that are requested. File to be destroyed per the state functional record retention schedule.

Instructions on how to apply to take the Examination

The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, effective 9/25/2020, is participating in the FSBPT alternate approval pathway (AAP) for CAPTE accredited program students. By virtue of participating in the AAP, the FSBPT will determine eligibility to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) after receiving confirmation from the school validating graduation. Additional steps are required to complete the licensure process.
NOTE: The AAP does NOT apply to the current eligibility process for NON-CAPTE applicants!

ATTENTION: If you printer is not graphics capable, the forms may be missing vital information. If there are any parts of the application that are blacked out and/or not readable, please contact our office (919) 490-6393 or (800) 800-8982 to receive a hard copy of the application.

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 Instructions for applying by endorsement from another state

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