- The Board office processes applications on a daily basis in the order in which they are received.
- The Board office contacts the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to make him/her eligible for the Georgia Law Exam. A candidate must take the Georgia Law Exam within 180 days of our receipt of his or her application.
- An applicant may apply with FSBPT for the Georgia Law exam when he or she submits his or her application for licensure. A candidate has to sit for the exam within 180 days of registering for the exam with FSBPT. He/she will not be allowed to test until we contact FSBPT letting them know the candidate is eligible.
- An applicant must request from his/her college/university that the official school transcript be sent to the Board office. Once the Board office receives the applicant’s transcript, we contact FSBPT to let them know the applicant is eligible to take the national exam (NPTE).
- The applicant may register for the NPTE at the same time he/she applies for the GA Law Exam; however, he/she will not be allowed to test until we make them eligible to take the exam. A candidate has to sit for the exam within 6 months of registering for the exam with FSBPT.
- Applicants are encouraged to register for the exams and apply for licensure simultaneously. Administratively, it is an easier process to make someone eligible to test when the application is approved or the transcript received; otherwise, we have to wait and pull eligibility reports which may create a delay.
- Exam results are usually sent within 5-10 days of our receipt of the scores from FSBPT.
- To register for the exams, contact FSBPT at:
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
509 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
- NPTE provides a candidate handbook which answers questions about the exam, including some sample questions. The candidate handbook may be found at:
- Board staff cannot provide information about the contents of the exams. The best advice concerning the Georgia law exam is to be familiar with all Georgia laws and Board rules that relate to the practice of physical therapy.